While exploring Paris in Assassin’s Creed Unity, you’ll likely stumble across a  Nostradamus Enigma, represented by the scroll-like symbol on your map. These are revealed as Arno approaches, or by purchasing the Enigma map via the Estore. Each quest involves finding symbols that appear directly in the environment, on the ground, walls, statues and so on. These symbols are then made visible by using Eagle Vision.

Once you collect the symbols for a certain enigma, you’ll be rewarded with a Fragment, which can be used in a secret room of the Café Theatre located in the basement.  Collecting all these fragments will reward you with the Thomas de Carneillon Master Assassin Outfit. 

Most of the riddles for one Enigma are located within a small area. Sometimes, however, they may span several districts, requiring players to move along through the city. If you’re having trouble with any of these riddles, don’t worry. We took the time to put together a quick summary of where you need to go to find the answers.

A: Saturnus/Constellatio #3

Riddle A1: 

I wield two blades,  

Flanked by Justice and Law.  

I strike true and fair, hour by hour,  

For monarchs and peasants alike.

Solution A1: You’ll find this symbol on the large clock located on the Boulevard du Palais on lle de la Cite

Riddle A2: 

Encircled by 24 petals of light,  

Our Lady of the Rose watches, silent as stone,  

O’er believers below.  

Look to the Lady lit by the setting sun.  

Look to the blossoming rose

Solution A2: The symbol will be found at the base of Notre Dame’s rose window on the cathedral’s western side.

Riddle A3: 

Stay with Our Lady, standing between flowing waters.  

Count one for each book of the Pentateuch from rose to transept.  

Five arches, five wide-open eyes, five nightmares.  

The last sits atop our treasure:  

The gate to the infinite.

Solution A3: The final symbol of this puzzle rests on the upper level, beneath the fifth arch of Notre Dame

B: Leo/Astri #4

Riddle B1: 

Above the dark shadows  

Of the erstwhile bastion,  

The tall square Sentinel silently watches  

The 9th month spill his blood.

Solution B1: This riddle points to the Grand Chatelet, located just southwest of your starting position. You’ll find the symbol at the top of the tall square tower in this area. 

Riddle B2: 

The martyrs of Herod,  

In their ageless temple,  

Haunt the alchemist’s tones,  

With their macabre, soundless dance. 

Solution B2: This riddle points you to the Cemetery of the Holy Innocents. A macabre dance mural is clearly visible in the south gallery, and it is here where you’ll find the symbol.

Riddle B3: 

In the Belly of the World,  

The Saint of the Holy Stag  

Still waits for his Austral hand  

To reach the godly heavens.

Solution B3: This riddle points you towards the nearby church, Eglise St. Eustahce, where you’ll find the symbol located on the southwest bell tower.

C: Capricorn/Vaporis #6

Riddle C1: 

Erudite Rulers of thy façade  

Stone-faced before the blood of executions  

One day you will quiver and quake  

As your insides blaze in fury. 

Solution C1: You’ll find this symbol above the main entrance’s pediment of the Hotel de Ville.

Riddle C2: 

“A ça ira, ça ira, ça ira,” will resound,  

A dire Twist of fate,  

To dispel darkness no more  

Now to break the necks of many.

Solution C2: This riddle refers to a lantern located in front of the Hotel de Ville. You’ll find the symbol on the ground at the base of the lantern that now acts as a gallows, with a man hanging from it.

Riddle C3:

Orphan tower, what has become of the rest?  

The start of a pilgrim’s journey.  

Shreds of memories hang from the chimeras beaks:  

This one, pressure of the atmosphere. The other, alchemy.  

Solution C3: You’ll locate this symbol by climbing to the top of the tower just to the west at Tour St. Jacques.

D: Virgo/Astri #2

Riddle D1:

In the Sanctuary of Sins,  

Light and shadow dance,  

And the Ignoble Nobleman  

Defines his actions with his name.

Solution D1: This symbol is located on the ground of the first floor of Marquis de Sade’s old home, which is located a few steps to the east of the Cour des Miracles.

Riddle D2:

Lying in the filth,  

The fallen Godly symbol  

Lights the heresies  

Of the False King’s Court. 

Solution D2: Look for the symbol by the damaged wooden cross that has fallen in the middle of the Cour des Miracles.

Riddle D3:

The familiar cross-road,  

Where decadence is sold.  

The sadness of the seller,  

Obscured by rouge.

Solution D3: This symbol can be found at the crossroad of the streets where the landmark icon is situated on your map, just to the southwest of Cour des Miracles.

E: Aries/Vaporis #3

Riddle E1:

A once-Auguste palace  

Become a shelter for the beautiful,  

The days of sovereigns tick along,  

Up to, but not beyond, Louis. 

Solution E1: This riddle points to the small clock overlooking the courtyard in the Louvre (on the landmark’s western side).

Riddle E2:

By the spirit of Égalité  

The Citoyen is welcome in a royal garden  

Where the mighty Helios ignites daily  

Man’s most destructive power. 

Solution E2: This symbol is found on the ground at the foot of a noon cannon located in the middle of Palais Royal Gardens, just behind the central statue.

Riddle E3:

From the stones of a fortress breached,  

A Concord built to span the divide  

From where the minds of men gather  

To where their necks are severed.

Solution E3: Use your Eagle Vision in the center of the bridge, Pont de la Concorde, that spans between the Palais Bourbon and the location of the guillotine.

F: Libra/Vaporis #7

Riddle F1: 

Palace once divided, united by the fourth Henry.  

Stone Couples salute their doomed King  

For his final walk along the trees,  

King once united, divided by People’s will.

Solution F1: Grab this symbol from the small ledge between the two statues above the main entrance of the Tuileries Palace.

Riddle F2:

Last Ray from the Sun  

He lost a son and parted from another.  

Cobblers, soldiers, statesmen and whoresons,  

Cheer the window’s close, blotting out the sun.

Solution F2: You’ll need to make your way to the guillotine located on Place de la Concorde, where you’ll find this symbol hidden on the ground in the middle of the crowd at the foot of the guillotine’s eastern side.

Riddle F3:

The Magdalen looks towards Death  

And watches the precession, unblinking,  

And thus unmoved, she keeps her back  

Toward the Interment of her King. 

Solution F3: This symbol is located on a wall of the small mausoleum located in the middle of the graveyard behind the Church of Madeleine.

G: Venus/Astri #3

Riddle G1:

Built in tribute to the Sun,  

A square resplendent in nobility  

Three colors brightens four walls  

Now bedecked with liberty. 

Solution G1: Snag this symbol from the ground in Place Vendome, behind the statue holding the French Tricolor Flag in the center of the square.

Riddle G2:

Those wishing to enter Elysium’s Fields  

Must first pay the Farmers their toll  

To pass through the Western Gate  

Where Triumph will soon stand tall.

Solution G2: This symbol is found on the ground at the foot of a lamp post facing the gate at the western end of Champs-Élysées. Locate the knocked-over cart and you should see the lamp posts just a few steps from it.

Riddle G3:

A most Magnificent tower,  

His great grand-daughter fashioned  

To surveil her subjects and the heavens  

‘Twixt Sun and Earth encaged in iron.

Solution G3: This symbol is hidden at the foot of the ladder that leads to the iron cage of the Medicis Tower. To find this tower, simply travel to the large building that you lit on fire during the story mission and then locate the tower with the iron cage on top to snag it.

H: Terra/Constellation #2

Riddle H1:

Hedged in her garden,  

A wingéd-warrior stands,  

Unmoving and unmoved,  

At the cross’s very heart.

Solution H1: Find this symbol at the heart of the nearby statue with an angel holding a spear just north of the Bastille. You should be able to spot the statue from the starting point by looking to the east.

Riddle H2:

Forever more,  

The warrior fights her ceaseless battle.  

She takes aim, her steady spear  

Poised against the demons.

Solution H2: From the angel statue in the previous riddle, turn the direction the spear faces and climb up to examine the floor by the gargoyle that rests next to the church’s roof.

Riddle H3:

To be punished or to be amused,  

The green heritage of Daedalus  

Sees the lofty Bishop looming  

Over the resting Rook.

Solution H3: Head north from the gargoyle where you found Riddle 2’s solution and look for the tower that resembles a “Rook” from a chess game. The symbol is located on the tower’s roof.

I: Aquarius/Vaporis #5

Riddle I1:

The Poor fellow-soldiers of Christ,  

Atop their Stone Dungeon,  

Marked their allegiance  

In Jerusalem’s Direction.

Solution I1: This symbol rests on the wall at the top of the Temple’s easternmost tower.

Riddle I2:

At the source of life,  

The Full-Moon shaped basin  

Quenches the thirst  

Of Solomon’s defenders.

Solution I2: This riddle points to the fountain outside the temple, just a few steps away from the front entrance. The symbol is located on the ground, right beside the fountain.

Riddle I3:

In the entrails of the Earth,  

Between the twin flames,  

Lies The Final resting place  

Of the first Grand Master. 

Solution I3: Head into the Temple’s crypts from the graveyard and slide beneath the wooden structure on the way to find a sarcophagus deep inside. Use your Eagle Vision to locate the symbol and complete the quest.

J: Scorpio/Constellation #4

Riddle J1:

At the foot of the Saint Twin Brothers,  

The Tree of Justice  

Plunges its ancient roots,  

Scarred by heavenly wrath

Solution J1: This riddle points to the Church of Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, where the quest actually starts. Look for the old elm tree a few meters or so to the west. You’ll find your objective on the ground at the foot of the tree.

Riddle J2:

Sanctuary of Bishops by birth,  

Stronghold of knowledge for life,  

The stoney edifice  

Fools the senses by its name. 

Solution J2: This symbol is easily located just below the rooftop of the only square tower of Hotel de sens, which is located to the east of where you picked up the new riddle.

Riddle J3:

A square with shifting name,  

Replaced a field where sovereign  

Was felled from horse.  

Now arches enclose trees  

Where a bronze horseman waits. 

Solution J3: Head North to Place des Vosges and locate the symbol on the statue’s pedestal, right below the horse’s head.

K: Mercurius/Constellation #1

Riddle K1:

The lady of the domicile  

Judges comings and goings  

From her couch-like throne  

At the top of the stair. 

Solution K1: Head inside the mansion that holds Café Theatre and then move to the upper end of the main stairway. Look for the painting of a lady on the wall to find this symbol.

Riddle K2:

Lowly sinners, as each we are,  

Aspire to the domed heav’ns.  

Fickle fate points beyond,  

Where a supine city Beckons.  

Solution K2: Head to the rooftop of Café Theatre and locate the weather-vane to find this final symbol of this quest.

L: Mars/Astri #1

Riddle L1:

In a peaceful field sewn with stones  

A wingéd watcher waits.  

Her gentle gaze graces all souls,  

Follow to the resting place.  

Solution L1: Find this symbol in the graveyard to the north of Notre Dame. You’ll find the symbol on where the angel is looking, just on the tomb in front of it.

Riddle L2:

Notre Dame Cathedral looks over her daughters,  

One snuggled between dame and Sainte-Chapelle.  

There, the face of the Son  

watches o’er his flock. 

Solution L2: Look for the small church between Notre Dame and Sainte Chapelle. You should notice a Tricolor Flag by the main entrance. Grab this symbol from the stone carving of Christ just above the church’s main gate.

Riddle L3:

Beyond a Dauphine, the blue ribbons  

Diverge, making way for man and beast.  

An assassin’s victim struck a shrewd bargain  

To acquire a city.  

The treasure lies beneath the mount.

Solution L3: Head to Place Dauphine and locate the statue of Henri IV just beyond here where the river splits into two branches. Use Eagle Vision to locate the symbol on the statue’s pedestal.

M: Jupiter/Vaporis #2

Riddle M1:

On the palace where,  

Bourbon’s daughter lived.  

The assembly meets on,  

A bridge facing South.  

Solution M1: Find this symbol just above a wooden bench on top of the southern gate of Palais Bourbon.

Riddle M2:

Rich and poor face,  

The wheel of time.  

Travel South to cross,  

The water of River Styx. 

Solution M2: This symbol is located on the collapsed wall of a waterwheel far to the south of Palais Bourbon.

Riddle M3:

Across the wall,  

On the other side.  

Souls cross the bridge,  

To Southlands beyond.

Solution M3: Locate the bridge just southeast of the waterwheel where you found the last symbol, then follow the river across the city wall until you run into the next bridge to find the symbol in the middle of that bridge.

N: Taurus/Astri #5

Riddle N1:

Sending signals through air,  

Made of wood and rope,  

Chappe’s friends took note. 

Solution N1: From the Enigma’s starting point, locate the wooden structure right outside the bridge and find the symbol at the foot of the wooden beam jutting upwards from the platform.

Riddle N2:

All men must walk,  

Through gates that lead,  

To the fields of War. 

Solution N2: Find this symbol by the center pillar of the gates leading into the Champ de Mars.

Riddle N3:

False idols celebrate,  

On stage they entertain.  

Supreme is the Being,  

Who calls himself so. 

Solution N3: You’ll find this symbol on the stage where the celebration of the Cult of the Supreme Being took place.

Riddle N4:

Schooled minds guide,  

The tides of battles.  

Over the shoulders of angels,  

They watch the fields of War.

Solution N4: The final symbol of this quest is found just below the two statues at the top of the front of École Militaire.

O: Gemini/Vaporis #4

Riddle O1:

At the edge of the capital  

In the shadow of the wall  

The swamp of sorrows  

Burns the outcast’s fire.

Solution O1: Find this symbol along the southeastern most edge of Paris, directly on the ground in the swamp area, just a few steps north of the chest in this area.

Riddle O2:

Where the dead rest,  

Stone eyes watch.  

Vigilant guardians,  

In death as in life.

Solution O2: This symbol lies on the ground, one step from the east side of the fountain in the middle of the Hôpital de la Salpêtrière’s courtyard.

Riddle O3:

In the fetid muck  

Where the dark stream meets  

Her flowing mother  

You will find your goal  

At the foot of the old tower.

Solution O3: Head to the point along the northernmost point of the border between districts Saint-Jacques and Saint-Marcel to find this symbol at the foot of the only tower in the area where the Seine river merges.

P: Pisces/Vaporis #1

Riddle P1:

On the hill of St. Genevieve,  

I have a Roman face.  

Clarion angels glide to  

A peak on my North side.  

Solution P1: Locate the triangular pediment roof on the northern face of the Pantheon to find this symbol in the small passage just behind the pediment.

Riddle P2:

Like a halo you seek,  

Rings within rings  

High atop the edifice,  

The city lies below.

Solution P2: The second riddle clue is found on the southern side of the circle of columns on the Pantheon’s roof.

Riddle P3:

Pillars support my face,  

Hold the nation’s dreams.  

Square, not round, they,  

Sit out of sight.  

Solution P3: Head to the ground and then to the eastern face of the Pantheon to find this symbol on the floor in the middle of the raised passage bordered by pillars.

Riddle P4:

My purpose changed,  

I watch; high in the nave.  

As secular heroes enter,  

To replace those of heaven.  

Solution P4: Head inside the Pantheon and locate the painting close to one of the domes. Just look for the long rope that spans the room and you should locate it easily using your Eagle Vision.

Riddle P5:

The remains of fame,  

Lie amidst stale air.  

The most famous of all,  

The tomb of Voltaire.

Solution P5: Head down the stairs and into the tombs in the west wing of the Pantheon. There are a few guards here, but you’ll need to look for the tomb guarded by two soldiers. Kill them and grab the symbol from inside.

Q: Cancer/Astri #6

Riddle Q1:

On a Church that will stand,  

For a thousand years or more.  

Three spires reach to heaven,  

The truth lies on the tallest one.  

Solution Q1: This symbol is found on a small round platform at the top of the tallest peak of St. Germain Church.

Riddle Q2:

In the playground of the wealthy,  

Assembled by the Medici clan.  

The grand foyer will transport,  

To the highest social ranks.  

Solution Q2: Locate this symbol on the compass pattern on the floor of the large foyer of the Palais du Luxembourg.

Riddle Q3:

The font of knowledge,  

Plaything of angels.  

In the garden of life,  

Man first learned Sin.

Solution Q3: Head into the Luxembourg Gardens, just south of the palace, to find this symbol on the ground by a fountain.

Riddle Q4:

Beneath your feet,  

The rich hide their secrets.  

The sundial counts days spent,  

Amidst the worms and bones.

Solution Q4: Sneak into the catacombs beneath the Luxembourg Gardens to find this symbol on a wall near the candles at the far end of the tunnel.

R: Sagittarius/Constellation #5

Riddle R1:

Great minds reach for heaven,  

Men of the South gaze North,  

Four Nations seek the truth. 

Solution R1: Head to the southern face of the top of Collège des Quatre Nations to find this symbol.

Riddle R2:

Where the sun rises on,  

The face of Robert’s School.  

Eyes turn upward to the sky,  

From a domed peak.  

Solution R2: Head to the observatory on the eastern side of the Sorbonne to locate this symbol between the windows just below the very top of the Observatory.

Riddle R3:

Far from the river,  

Those men who observe,  

Gaze up at the stars.

Solution R3: Head to the Paris Observatory, located towards the south of the city to find this final symbol at the foot of a telescope in the southwest angle of the rooftop.

Puzzle Solutions

Now that you’ve obtained all of the Nostradamus Enigmas, it’s time to open the cage holding your reward. Head into the underground section of the mansion where Café Theatre is located and solve the three puzzles here to open the cage holding the armor of Thomas De Carneillon.

The Cella Constellatio

Once you have at least four fragments, you can unlock the Cella Constellation by interacting with the central pedestal and solving the puzzle. To solve the puzzle, simply pair each symbol on the pillar with its corresponding symbol on the floor. Look on the walls to locate the pairs.

Once you’re done, an opening will appear in the wall just above the puzzle room. Climb to the room’s entrance and then use the handholds on the pillars to reach the opening. Pull the lever to remove the first layer of the cage.

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The Cella Astri

Once you’ve collected at least 10 fragments from the Enigmas, you can unlock the Cella Astri by first interacting with the central pedestal and then moving into the room it opens. From here, interact with the three switches to align the planets in orbit with their counterparts on the floor. Each interaction moves a set of planets 90 degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise. It’s a simple observation puzzle.

However, if you want the solution right now, simply press the left-hand switch three times, the middle switch once and the right hand switch three times. Once this puzzle has been completed, the mechanism will create an opening with another lever that you can pull to unlock another layer of the armor’s cage.

The Cella Vaporis

With all 18 Fragments in hand, it’s time to unlock the Cella Vaporis by interacting with the central pedestal. Once the long corridor opens up, you’ll notice immediately that the balcony with the lever is far too high for you to reach from the ground level. 

To complete this challenge, you’ll need to climb or leap from stepping stone to stepping stone along the walls, careful to avoid the hot steam emitting from them in intervals. It’s a linear pathway, meaning any dead ends just need to be corrected with a quick Back Eject or other evasive maneuvers. Once you activate the final lever, the last piece of the cage will unlock and move away, allowing you to claim the sweet and shiny prize you’ve just spent countless hours grinding for. Was it worth it? We think so.