As you travel the streets of New Bordeaux, cleaning up Marcano’s rackets, there are several items scattered around the city that can be collected. We’ve already outlined several of these collectible items on the site, but today we’re going to be showing you how to find each and every Vargas Painting hidden throughout New Bordeaux. Due to the size of the city, we’ve broken up each district into their own separate sections to allow you to easily navigate this article and find exactly what you are looking for.
There are 4 Vargas Paintings located in the starting district.
Vargas Painting 1
The first Vargas Painting can be found inside or the old Perla’s club. This is the same club you have to infiltrate and take over in the mission ‘The Way of the Flesh’. Look on the wall just inside the first floor lobby to find this painting on the wall to the left as you enter the club.
Vargas Painting 2
Another hidden collectible than can be found inside of Doucet’s Club, this Vargas Painting is actually found in Merle “Trigger” Jackson’s office. You will have to enter this office while freeing the strung out girls for Cassandra.
Vargas Painting 3
Perhaps one of the easiest Vargas Paintings to find. This painting can be found strapped to the support column in the basement of Sammy’s Bar. This is the same room where Lincoln sleeps and stores his cash.
Vargas Painting 4
While taking over rackets in Delray Hollow, look out for this Vargas Painting in the back corner office of the First Baptist Church that serves as Kincaid’s smack racket. You have to infiltrate this area for Cassandra, so wait until you take on that mission to head there and grab this Vargas Painting.
This district of New Bordeaux contains a total of 4 Vargas Paintings hidden throughout.
Vargas Painting 5
Locate Rigolet’s Canning Company in River Row. Head up to the second floor to find this Vargas Paiting in one of the offices on the second floor.
Vargas Painting 6
You can find this Vargas Painting leaning against the back wall of the greeting station in Benny’s Ristorante Italiano. This is the restaurant underneath Vito’s office.
Vargas Painting 7
This Vargas Painting can be grabbed off the wall in Vito’s Office, which is located behind Benny’s Ristorante Italiano in River Row. Head up the steps and into the office during the “We Partners Now?” mission to grab it. It can also be grabbed at any time throughout the game, like when you’re collecting your Kickback from Vito.
Vargas Painting 8
You can find this Vargas Painting while completing the “Roy’s Contraband Racket” missions. When tasked with clearing out a shipping warehouse on the riverfront, look for a top floor office in the warehouse. This Vargas Painting can be found on the wall in that office.
There is a total of 4 Vargas Painting collectibles hidden throughout Pointe Verdun, which acts as Burke’s home base district.
Vargas Painting 9
You can find this Vargas Painting inside of the Nicki Burke’s waterfront garage. Head there using the side mission icon, and then look inside to find this collectible on the wall.
Vargas Painting 10
The second painting in this district can be found inside of the top floor office of Bevers Moonshine Headquarters. Head inside the building and all the way up to the top floor office to find it on the wall beside a window looking out into the warehouse.
Vargas Painting 11
To find this Vargas Painting, continue through the game until you reach the ‘Blade Stained Red’ protection mission in this district. The Vargas Painting can be found in the office which is located on the top floor of the Sonny Blue’s Roberdeau Meat Packing Co. building.
Vargas Painting 12
The final Vargas Painting in this district can be grabbed from behind the front counter at Burke’s Iron & Metal. This area acts as Burke’s headquarters in Pointe Verdun.
This particular district holds a total of 3 Vargas Paintings, which can be located and collected throughout the city area.
Vargas Painting 13
This particular collectible can be found hanging on the wall inside the main office of the garbage dump headquarters. It can easily be reached during the Puppy’s Garbage Racket missions. Head into the warehouse and make your way all the way to the second floor, where you can find this Vargas Painting in the office, hanging on the wall.
Vargas Painting 14
Locate and travel to the quarry that is located in Barclay Mills. Once you arrive, keep an eye out for a small blue trailer that holds this Vargas Painting inside.
Vargas Painting 15
The final Vargas Painting in this district can be found inside of the train depot hideout. Look on the wall between two of the large windows that adorn the boss’s office to find this Vargas Painting hanging proudly on the wall.
Players can find and collect a total of 3 Vargas Paintings from this area of the city.
Vargas Painting 16
The first painting in this district is located on a bookshelf in an office at the top of the Imperial Health Club. This area is usually accessed first during Frankie’s Blackmail racket. Make your way to the top of the building using the stairs in the back of the lobby area.
Vargas Painting 17
This Vargas Painting can easily be grabbed from the floor behind the check-in desk at the Royal Hotel. Climb over the counter to find it resting against the back of the counter.
Vargas Painting 18
Look for the large building that is currently under construction. You’ll need to take the stairs all the way up to the top to find this Vargas Painting sitting out in the open on the floor. This area is most easily accessed after blowing up the crane in Cavar’s Construction racket mission.
New Bordeaux’s harbor district contains 3 Vargas Paintings hidden throughout its massive two areas.
Vargas Painting 19
You’ll need to look along the shoreline for the two-story port warehouse that is accessed during the Smuggling racket missions. Head up to the second floor and into the office to find this Vargas Painting inside.
Vargas Painting 20
Make your way inside the Best Oil corporate headquarters to find this Vargas Painting on the wall of the office on the second floor.
Vargas Painting 21
This Vargas Painting can be found on the second floor of the large Best Oil service station in the harbor district. Head into the office that is connected to the service garage area, and look on the wall to find this Vargas Painting just waiting to be collected and claimed.
This large swath of the city only contains 3 Vargas Paintings for you to collect and claim.
Vargas Painting 22
Look for this first Vargas painting inside the left corner of the Yacht Club’s gardenhouse. It can be found resting on top of a stack of folding tables in the corner of the room.
Vargas Painting 23
To find this Vargas Painting you will need to infiltrate the second floor of Bellaire’s Grocery Store, and look inside the second floor office to find this Vargas Painting on the wall behind the desk.
Vargas Painting 24
The final Vargas Painting in this district can be located during the PCP Operation, when you confront Bobby Bastian. Look for the painting on the wall in Bobby’s office on the second floor of the Duvall Hall Science Center.
There are 4 Vargas Paintings hidden throughout the historical French Ward of Mafia 3’s New Bordeaux.
Vargas Painting 25
To find and claim this collectible, make your way into the French Ward and locate the Big Mouth Jazz and Blues nightclub. This area is accessed via the main storyline during the Gaston’s Drug Racket mission to kill Leo “The Squid” Scutti. You can grab this Vargas Painting off the right hand wall in the main area, where you enter the club.
Vargas Painting 26
This Vargas Painting can be found during the Gaston’s Drug Racket mission where you are tasked with killing Leo “The Squid” Scutti. Head down into the speakeasy tunnels beneath the Big Mouth Jazz and Blues nightclub. Here you will find the boss’ office, where this Vargas Painting can be found hanging on the wall behind the desk.
Vargas Painting 27
Players can nab this collectible from a hotel located along the southern border of the French Ward. This is usually accessed while completing the “Evil That Men Do” missions in the Harry’s Sex Racket story lineup. Head to the hotel and look for the large ‘game room’ on the second floor of the hotel. This Vargas Painting can be grabbed off the wall by the arched window.
Vargas Painting 28
To find this collectible, head down to the southern border of the French Ward and look for the hotel that you have to infiltrate during the Harry’s Sex Racket missions. Head inside and locate the bar on the second floor. Then head behind the bar to spot this Vargas Painting resting in the middle of the alcohol display.
This large swath of land in New Bordeaux only contains a total of 3 Vargas Paintings for players to find and collect.
Vargas Painting 29
Players can grab this Vargas Painting off the wall inside of a garage along the waterfront. This garage is usually accessed via the main story missions for Peralta’s Gambling Racket. Head inside the warehouse and look for this Vargas Painting hanging beside a wall safe.
Vargas Painting 30
To find this collectible head to the northwest corner of the Southdowns district. Look in the cluster of warehouses near the large parking area along the western corner’s waterfront area. This Vargas Painting can be grabbed from off the wall inside one of the warehouses in this area. It should appear on your map when you get close to it.
Vargas Painting 31
The final Vargas Painting in this district is located inside of the Willcocks Sports and Cocktails building in the south portion of the district. Head to the location and make your way inside, clearing out any enemies you come across. You’ll need to head upstairs and into the second floor office to find this Vargas Painting on the wall beside a desk.
This special area can only be accessed with taking down Marcano’s new casino. It contains the final 2 Vargas Painting collectibles in the game.
Vargas Painting 32
This Vargas Painting can be acquired inside of Marcano’s casino. Head inside the casino and look for the security office on the first floor. The Vargas Painting can be nabbed from the couch inside this area. You can find this area just before the Stiletto Giveaway in the casino.
Vargas Painting 33
The final Vargas Painting in the game can only be acquired after you can travel to Marcano’s casino. Head into the casino and make your way up to the second floor. Locate the security room on this level and head inside to find this Vargas Painting on a black couch against the wall to the right of the windows.
You can also find each and every collectible item by picking up the official Prima Games Mafia 3 guide. The official guide contains detailed walkthroughs, tips, and information about each character and faction in the game. If you follow the information above, you’ll be able to find and claim all 33 of the Vargas Paintings scattered throughout Mafia 3.