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Champs Les Sims, France is a travel destination introduced with The Sims 3 World Adventures. It’s the home of the new expansion skill, nectar making, with a countryside full of harvestables to gather. In fact, you can find nearly every new type of fruit offered by World Adventures in France. Look to the plant list for information on finding these, as well as rare grapes. While there aren’t a lot of tombs to explore without following adventures, there’s a lot of treasure to be found in the old ruins and catacombs of this land.
What France Brings to The Sims 3 World Adventures
France: Capital of Nectar Making
France is the home to Nectar Making, a new skill and way to make money introduced with World Adventures. Sims get a moodlet for drinking nectar, and it can be aged in nectar racks stored in basements and sold for big profit. For the full skinny on this new skill, see the Nectar Making Guide.
Good Adventures to Pursue while Traveling in France
A Trivial Affair
This is the opening adventure for France, and can lead you to your first Signet and the Forgotten Burial Mound (Celtic Ruins). It’s an adventure you’ll probably eliminate first, and getting it out of the way is good because it helps to open up bigger, better things later. If your Sim is adventurous, completing this chain will be enough work to allow them to reach Visa Level 1. Also, you can find the Signet of the King’s Burial Ground along the way.
The Search Begins
This Chain will lead your Sim to Chateau du Landgraab for the first time. It’s an important part of adventuring in France because several other quests will take you there. You’ll gradually unlock more and more of the mansion as you proceed. This chain is great and awards an awesome amount of VISA points for the time taken.
The New Nectar Machine
This adventure chain sends your Sim after Titanium, and whether you complete the entire chain it’s worth pursuing it. All titanium on the map will be revealed, and you can grab some extra money by collecting more than you need to complete it.
Landgraab I: Kidnapper?
A good chain that leads to two locations at Chateau du Landgraab. It’ll unlock another significant portion of the “tomb” and provides the opportunity to get unlimited gold, as you’ll be given an adventure to collect some on the third step, which allows you to gather more than you need. Chateau Crawl leads to the side entrance of the estate, which clears the rest of it. The final section can only be accessed by starting an adventure chain in China.
Trouble at the Museum
This adventure chain will lead your Sim to the Museum Catacombs under La Gallerie d’Art. The place seems to be explorable without this adventure, but if you’re going to tackle it anyway, you should pick this up to snag some VISA points for your Sims. It will also reveal some treasure to be found at the cemetery which can be quite valuable.
Surveying the Property
Take this to gain access to the secret garden, a small area which features no collectible relics but does offer some excellent treasure. I found a rainbow gem here worth $2,000 Simoleons.
More Like “Haunted Garden”
This comes after surveying the property, but may not be worth the effort. It will however reveal to you that it’s possible to get pomegranates in France. Look to the plant list for where to find them. The trouble is there is only one pomegranate tree available to harvest, so it may take several days’ vacation time to gather enough. It’s one you could remember to turn in later, after a trip to Egypt, where Pomegranates are sold by the food vendor.
Nectar Research Assistant Needed
This adventure begins a very long line that will lead your Sim deeper and deeper into the Nectary Cellars. It’s highly recommended as there are multiple French Sigils that are only accessible by doing this chain. Unfortunately, it does require a trip to Egypt to complete, meaning some travel time is involved, but it’s the only way to access the Tomb of Isael and the Tomb of Jean Necteaux. If you do this adventure after clearing some other tombs, it will be a very fast trip to Egypt that results in a Visa level increase for that destination. You could then choose to stay and try to get level two.
Champs Les Sims, France Relic Collections
|French Tombs Relic Collection|
|Signet of Le Chateau du Landgraab||Signet of the Nectary Cellars||Signet of the Tomb of Isael|
|Signet of the Tomb of Jean Necteaux||Signet of the Museum Catacombs||Signet of Tuatha’s Garden|
|Signet of the King’s Burial Ground||Signet of the Maze of the High Ruler||Signet of the Smuggler’s Cavern|
France makes the following additional contributions to the two international relic collections:
Fearless Gargoyle: Dangerous Creatures
Dropa Stone of the Fleur and Dropa Stone of the Stars
Tombs to Explore in Champs Les Sims, France
The Lost Library of Landgraab
You’ll need to disarm traps to even enter the building through the back entrance. The hall with traps is in accessible at first. Look for an accessible doorway with a series of stairs. Your Sim will pass the oddly placed entrance to the Landgraab Cellars, which are only accessible through an adventure from China. Up top, you’ll find a relic for one of your collections. The only other area you can access at first is the library (near the front entrance of the house), using the keystone you were given upon accepting the adventure. Tip: Move the statue back, then over the floor trap to clear it. The papers are nearby, along with a couple of non-collection relics. The sparkles leading to the stereo should give you a clue that turning it on will disarm the traps blocking your Sim’s way.
The Groundskeeper’s Journal
Very easy. If your Sim already has a heart keystone they can enter the door out front of the shack outside the Chateau. It’s not worth skipping the stairs out back, which lead to a keystone and relic (non-collectible).
Use your Keystone to the Landgraab Ballroom on the door to the right side of Chateau du Landgraab (if viewed from the front). Turning on the stereo inside will reveal panels where you should push the four statues in the center of the room. This not only allows progress to the second floor of the estate, but opens some shortcuts as well. Be sure to find the hidden door (an inspectable wall on the side opposite that of the staircase to the third floor), and look closely at surfaces for relics and other items which can be collected. A nice part about adventuring in the Chateau at this stage is that all your needs can be met without consuming any supplies. In the room with the hole and railing where you can see the first floor, look for a foot panel allowing you to proceed to a couple more scattered foot panels which eventually disarm the traps on the third floor. With that done, the second floor of the Chateau is completely clear. A small portion of the third is accessible now (the rest only with the Cellars keystone).
Signet of Le Chateau du Landgraab
For those looking to complete their French Tombs relic collection, know that the final area (cellars) is only accessible by doing the Knowledge of the Past adventure chain which begins in Shang Simla, China.
Forgotten Burial Mound (Celtic Ruins, Smuggler’s Cavern and Maze of the High Ruler)
Your Sim will be led here during the ‘A Trivial Affair’ Adventure Chain, which will likely be the first one you pursue in France. Inside you’ll find at least two random relics for your collection while you learn the basics of adventuring. You’ll need to clear rubble, push and pull statues, stand on floor switches, and inspect holes to make your way through. Remember that mourning at tombstones can also reveal hidden switches, holes and other mechanisms that may offer your Sim extra treasure. Be sure to look for hidden doors off the hedge ‘maze’ and the final room to collect more treasure and the Signet of the King’s Burial Ground.
Behind the mound, there’s a foot switch which reveals the Smuggler’s Cave. It’s a rather short and easy tomb that has its own Signet at the end. You don’t need any adventures to get this one, so it’s a side trip you can complete whenever your Sim has spare time. The other switch is only accessible with Pangu’s Axe. Smash the boulder to reveal a switch so your Sim can descend the other staircase. This is the Maze of the High Ruler tomb, and again has a Signet.
La Gallerie d’Art: Museum Catacombs
To gain entry to the catacombs, look to the hole in the wall on the first floor near the chinese artifacts. There’s a stairwell leading down there. The switch in the hole reveals a hidden door on the other side of the wall. If you’re stuck upon entry, try pulling the torch on the wall in the first room. Upon reaching the hall with three statues, pull the only movable statue off its floor plate, then push it to the other plate in the corner. This will unlock a door down the hall which allows you to collect the French Signet of the Museum Catacombs. It will also turn the original floor plate into a foot switch, allowing your Sim to get out and reach the final room. Look for another relic for your collection as your Sim leaves the tomb.
Nectary Cellar / Tomb of Isael / Tomb of Jean Necteaux
In order to get inside initially, you’ll need to search for the hidden door. The Nectar Research Assistant Needed Adventure must also be pursued to get progressively further in. Look for two hidden doors inside this place. The first is in the room with two large rocks, the second in the hall just before the room with the Nectar bottle you need. The second of these hides the French Signet of the Nectary Cellar. Once you’ve traveled to Egypt through the adventure chain, the Tomb of Isael will be unlockable via its keystone. Look for it on the pedestal in the center of the room once you’re told to re-inspect the three holes.
Your Sim will need to collect two heart keystones to bypass the traps near the entrance. Sure, you could use skeleton keystones but you’d miss the opportunity to collect a relic or two and open a couple of doors on the floor below. This place is massive, so I provided the map above to help you locate hidden doors. Two can be revealed by flushing toilets. You’ll find a ton of opportunities for mummies in this tomb, toward the end. Find the hidden doors leading to the room at the top of the map, where your Sim can collect the French Signet of the Tomb of Isael relic. While the puzzle in the room near the end of the tomb can be solved by pulling the statue across the large room, then using it to break the traps, before the mummies appear, don’t as the staircase there is accessible during the Tomb of Jean Nexteaux, and if you do it can break the quest. While the other statues in the Tomb of Isael should be placed on the floor switches so your Sim has access to hidden doors in Necteaux, the one you come across just before the statue room puzzle should be pulled off, as it prevents collecting tresure in the Tomb of Jean Necteaux.
The Tomb of Jean Necteaux is finally unlocked during the Nectar Research Assistant adventure chain. It’s the last stop on the list. This tomb intertwines with that of Isael, so maps get very confusing quickly. You’ll eventually find a shortcut to the Tomb of Isael, to activate the doors in this tomb if necessary. The puzzle with all the foot switches is easily solved by finding the point where the statues’ gazes intersect. In the room with the jagged bridge and a statue that causes electric traps to appear, find a hidden door behind the traps. This passageway leads to another door and some rubble piles. You’ll find some treasure at the end of this path. Your Sim will eventually come to a path that intersects this with Isael’s Tomb again, allowing you to disable the traps that were blocking your way there. This leads to a sarcophagus that holds the Nectar Recipe you need, which also disables the floor traps. If you have a skeleton or star keystone check the hidden door behind the sarcophagus to get another relic. Head out and you’ll find the Signet of the Tomb of Jean Necteaux in a chest as you also reveal a shortcut out of the tomb.
Tuatha’s Garden: aka The Little Island in France
In order to access this island without cheating or zeneport, you’ll need Pangu’s Axe. Smash the boulders at the location in the screenshot with the axe, and you’ll be greeted with one of the toughest tombs in the game. The first puzzle is tricky, and some have suggested you need a second Sim or a statue that can be assembled in that room. However, it can be accomplished easily by using the darkest green colored statue to activate two of the floor switches at once. It’s a whopper of a maze but the trek is largely worth it. There are probably a dozen plants you can harvest inside, including life plants, death flowers, and every variety of rare grape. I did find a couple of relic spawn locations inside. The place is also practically infested with butterflies, and your odds of capturing a glowy fly on the actual island are quite high. Once you’ve fully unlocked this tomb, you can revisit and look down to the bottom level for the dive well location, then proceed to return to the island for more collecting attempts.
To find the French Signet of Tuatha’s Garden, look near the two money trees after your Sim has gone through the dive well. There is a camouflaged floor plate near some green foliage that reveals a hidden door and a staircase. The treasure chest in the floor below contains the Signet.
So, you fancy a bit of traveling, eh? Well, then the first step is to pick up the phone or get to a computer to start booking your trip.
There are three locations (or countries) that you can travel to: China, Egypt or France. To travel to these destinations, you can use the phone and click on the desired destination.
If you are traveling for the first time, you can only travel for 3 days. To travel longer you need Visa Points, which you can gain by doing adventures.
A taxi will arrive to pick you up and take you to your destination. Once the screen loads, you will be at the Base Camp of your destination.
NOTE: After arriving back from your destination, you have to wait at least 2 days to be able to travel again. If your sim has the Adventurous trait you can go on another vacation in less time than other sims.
Travel costs depend on the location you are going and how many days you are staying.
When you decide to go on a trip, the trip planner is where you select where and with whom you want to travel. Your visa level affects where and for how long you can travel.
To be able to stay more days on vacation, you need to earn more Visa Points. Visa Points can be gained after completing adventures.
|Type||Number of Days|
|No Visa Points||3 Days|
|Visa Level 1||5 Days|
|Visa Level 2||7 Days|
|Visa Level 3||9 Days|
To gain Visa Levels you need Visa Points which you will gain by completing various Adventures in the game. Maximum length of stay can also be increased by purchasing the ‘Prepared Traveler’ Lifetime Reward (10,000 points).
China (Shang Simla)
Shang Simla is located in China, home of martial arts. In China you can explore ancient Chinese areas, master Martial Arts, meditate in the serene environment and eat interesting cuisine.
Egypt (Al Simhara)
Al Simhara is located in Egypt and is the home of the pyramids. Here you can explore tombs, fight with mummies, visit the sphinx and explore the photography skill.
France (Champs Les Sims)
Champs Les Sims is located in France, the most romantic country ever. Here you can zoom around the town on your scooter, make nectar at the nectary, enjoy fine cuisine in the cafe or find the love of your life!
Once your sims have arrived at their destinations, you can find lots of things to do. You can go on adventures, explore different locations (such as Buildings, Museums and Parks), or go to the market place and buy souvenirs and relics.
You can also purchase items you may need for exploring the tombs and cauldrons. You can visit the Martial Arts Academy to study the ways of martial arts. Or, you can simply just meet the locals around the neighborhood for a friendly chat.
The Base Camp is your Sim’s temporary home. Each world’s base camp has all the things your Sims need (bathroom, kitchen, and a place to rest) to stay happy and healthy while on vacation. Though each base camp is different they all give you a decent place to sleep. Remember, you’re not the only sim on the base camp, other vacationing sims are there for you to mingle with and make friends. Who knows, you might just meet your special someone!
The Adventure Board
Fancy a bit of adventure? Then check out the adventure board located in your base camp! Feel free to check the adventure board daily for information on tours, exhibits and other things to do when your sim is enjoying their time away.
Your sims will automatically go home after your vacation days have expired. You can also have them go home prematurely, by opening the inventory menu, and then the phone. There should be a “return home” button. After clicking on it, a menu will appear asking which sims are going home. You can choose from only one sim, to all the sims on vacation. If you choose to leave some behind, you will continue to control them until there are no more sims on vacation. Once you have no more sims on vacation, your city (Sunset Valley or Riverview) will be loaded and your sims will be at home. For the next few days, they will have the “Visited (China (Shang Simla), Egypt (Al Simhara), or France (Champs Les Sims)) moodlet. You sims can not go on another vacation while they have this moodlet.
“Sims 3: World Adventures”: Champs Les Sims, An Endeavor for Flavor
The opening screen for the “An Endeavor for Flavor” quest. Learn how to complete this quest easily with the help of this walkthrough.
Sims 3 World Adventures
Step One: Obtain Grapes
Quest Dialogue: “I see to perfect the beverage of Nectar, and to put Champs Les Sims on the map as the greatest location for Nectar making in the world. I require the assistance in this noble endeavour. Please bring 10 samples of the Cherimola Blan varietal of grape to me. We shall perfect the flavour yet!”
- Objective: Deliver 10 samples of Cherimola Blan Grapes to Jeannine Lambert
- Reward: 15 Visa points
The Nectary located in Champs Les Sims
Sims 3 World Adventures
The quickest way to obtain 10 Cherimola Blan grapes is to visit the Nectary and purchase 10 from the storekeeper, who incidentally is also Jeannine Lambert. They cost $6 each, bringing the total cost to $60. An alternative option that is free but more time-consuming would be to go to the Nectary’s back garden and hand-pick 10 Cherimola Blan grapes. Simply click on a plant that bears fruits and select the option to “Harvest.” Your Sims will then automatically start harvesting every plant that’s available on the lot.
Whichever method you pick, once you have 10 samples, the Adventure Tracker will give you to option to “Deliver Grapes.” Clicking on it will bring your Sims to Jeannine Lambert and trigger the next step in this adventure.
Quest Dialogue: “You cannot just shove grapes into bottles and expect them to become liquid. No, they must first be smashed between your toes. Once you’ve finished, rev up old Flo, my beloved Nectar maker. She will turn your smashed grapes into delicious nectar. Bring me the bottles when you are done.”
Sims 3 World Adventures
Step Two: Create Nectar
- Objective: Make a bottle of nectar from the grapes and speak to Jeannine Lambert when finished.
- Reward: 15 Visa points
The art of making nectar is quite easy. Simply walk up to any nectar maker (and since your Sims is in the Nectary, there are plenty of nectar makers in the building) and put in the 10 grapes that are in your Sims’ inventory. Next, click on the machine and select the option to “squish fruit.” Your Sims will then change into his/her swimsuit and jump in and start making nectar – the traditional style.
Once the fruits have all been squished, you then need to direct your Sims back to the machine and make some nectar. If your Sims do not have any pre-existing nectar making skills, then the choice is simple – s/he will only be able to make basic nectar. As your Sims level up, they will have options to make different varieties which differ both in quality and quantity. For this quest, basic nectar is sufficient and your Sims requires 3 bottles of it.
Once the machine is done making the final product, your Sims will be prompted to name this batch of nectar. Then, your Sims will need to collect the bottles of nectar from the machine and then go back to speak to Jeannine Lambert.
Quest Dialogue: “Take this set of fruits, smash them in the Nectar Maker and make more Nectar. I guarantee you will be surprised by what emerges. Each unique combination of fruits has its own charm, and some will taste much better than you might expect. others, not so much. Go, make Nice or better quality Nectar and bring it back to me.”
Step Three: A Little Experimentation
- Objective: Use the provided fruits to create Nice or better quality Nectar by smashing the fruits and creating the Nectar. Bring the bottle to Jeannine Lambert when finished.
- Reward: 15 Visa points
This step is relatively straight-forward. Simply repeat the step with the fruits Jeannine Lambert gave your Sims and make some more nectar. After your Sims is done, go back and talk to her again to earn your Sims’ 15 visa points.
Quest Dialogue: “You are well on your way to being a renowned creator of Nectars! Now I want you to create a Nectar that is at least Very Nice or better and bring it to me. I shall reward you with some Nectar.”
Step Four: Even Better!
- Objective: Create a bottle of Nectar that is Very Nice or better and deliver it to Jeannine Lambert.
- Reward: 3 Bottles of Nectar, 35 Visa points, 188 Simoleons (the value of your Nectars)
This step is tricky. Unless your Sims has high levels in the nectar making skill or is a pro-gardener who happens to be carrying high quality fruits in his or her inventory, chances are your Sims do not have the capability at this moment to make Very Nice or better quality nectars. At this point, you have a couple of options. Firstly, abandon this quest, play other quests and build up your Sims’ nectar making skills at home (since days are numbered while your Sims is on vacation) before coming back and finishing this quest. However, if you abandon this quest, coming back to this quest depends on your Sims’ luck in encountering this quest again when s/he scans the Adventure board.
The second option is to buy a nectar making machine, take it home and practice making nectar until you have three Very Nice bottles before you return to Champs Les Sims. The key to creating high quality nectar is a combination of top quality fruits, which unfortunately need to be home grown rather than purchased at the supermarket, and high nectar making skills.
Either way, once your Sims has made the required three bottles of nectar, return to France, speak to Jeannine Lambert to receive your Sims’ rewards.
Quest Dialogue: “This is simply superb! There is no more for me to teach you at this time. You know what I know. Why, I believe you could take Nectar making to a golden age, the likes of which has never been seen! Take this bottle of Nectar and these Simoleons. You have helped me a great deal.”