Nostradamus Enigma Guide
In each of the Nostradamus Enigma mission locations marked on your map, use Eagle Vision to find a Nostradamus Enigma symbol. Each symbol will give you a riddle to solve, which will lead you to the next symbol in the puzzle. Once you find all of the symbols for a puzzle, you will get a fragment. There are 18 Nostradamus Enigmas to solve
Nostradamus Enigma 1 - Mercurius
The lady of the domicile
Judges comings and goings
From her couch-like throne
At the top of the stair.
This refers to the painting of the lady at the top of the main staircase in the mansion where CafÃ© ThÃ©Ã¢tre is located.
Lowly sinners, as each we are,
Aspire to the domed heav'ns.
Fickle fate points beyond,
Where a supine city beckons.
This refers to the weathervane on top of CafÃ© ThÃ©Ã¢tre.
Nostradamus Enigma 2 - Gemini
At the edge of the capital
In the shadow of the wall
The swamp of sorrows
Burns the outcast's fire.
This symbol is on the ground near the swamp in the southeast section of Paris.
Where the dead rest,
Stone eyes watch.
In death as in life.
Look on the east side of the fountain in the courtyard of Hopital de la Salpetriere.
In the fetid muck
Where the dark stream meets
Her flowing mother
You will find your goal
At the foot of the old tower.
This refers to the base of the tower on the Seine River Bank.
Nostradamus Enigma 3 - Pisces
On the hill of St. Genevieve,
I have a Roman face.
Clarion angels glide to
A peak on my North side.
Look behind the pediment in the north section of the Pantheon.
Like a halo you seek,
Rings within rings
High atop the edifice,
The city lies below.
Go to the Pantheon's roof and look on the south side, around the columns.
Pillars support my face,
Hold the nation's dreams.
Square, not round, they,
Sit out of sight.
Go to the east section of the Pantheon, and search the ground in the back.
My purpose changed,
I watch; high in the nave.
As secular heroes enter,
To replace those of heaven.
This refers to one of the paintings in the Pantheon's nave.
The remains of fame,
Lie amidst stale air.
The most famous of all,
The tomb of Voltaire.
This symbol is in Voltaire Tomb, which you can find in the west section of the Pantheon's Crypt.
Nostradamus Enigma 4 - Saturnus
I wield two blades,
Flanked by Justice and Law.
I strike true and fair, hour by hour,
For monarchs and peasants alike.
This refers to the clock in the Boulevard du Palais on Ile da la Cite.
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.
Look beneath the window of the Notre Dame rose window on the cathedral's west wall.
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.
Go to the cathedral at Notre Dame and climb up the south wall. Find the fifth arch and look beneath it.
Nostradamus Enigma 5 - Mars
In a peaceful field sewn with stones
A wingÃ©d watcher waits.
Her gentle gaze graces all souls,
Follow to the resting place.
This refers to the tomb marked by an angel in Notre Dame's graveyard, in the northern area.
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.
Around Notre Dame on Ile de la Cite, there is a smaller church with a multicolored flag beneath the stone. The symbol is on the flag.
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.
This refers to the bottom of statue of Henri IV on his horse, which you can find near Dauphine.
Nostradamus Enigma 6 - Sagittarius
Great minds reach for heaven,
Men of the South gaze north,
Four Nations seek the truth.
Search the southern part of the structure on top of the College des Quatre Nations.
Where the sun rises on,
The face of Robert's School.
Eyes turn upward to the sky,
From a domed peak.
Search the windows on the upper part of the observatory in the eastern part of the Sorbonne.
Far from the river,
Those men who observe,
Gaze up at the stars.
Search beneath the telescope at the top of the Paris Observatory, in the south section of Paris.
Nostradamus Enigma 7 - Cancer
On a Church that will stand,
For a thousand years or more.
Three spires reach to heaven,
The truth lies on the tallest one
Search the highest spire on top of St. Germain Church.
In the playground of the wealthy,
Assembled by the Medici clan.
The grand foyer will transport,
To the highest social ranks.
This symbol is on the floor of the Palais du Lexembourg's foyer.
The font of knowledge,
Plaything of angels.
In the garden of life,
Man first learned Sin.
This refers to the fountain in the Luxembourg Gardens, which you can find in the south section of the palace.
Beneath your feet,
The rich hide their secrets.
The sundial counts days spent,
Amidst the worms and bones.
Go all the way through the catacombs tunnel under the Luxemboug Gardens and look by the candles.
Nostradamus Enigma 8 - Jupiter
On the palace where,
Bourbon's daughter lived.
The assembly meets on,
A bridge facing South.
Look above one of the benches by the southern gate of Palais Bourbon.
Rich and poor face,
The wheel of time.
Travel South to cross,
The water of River Styx.
Check the destroyed wall by the waterwheel in the southernmost part of the city.
Across the wall,
On the other side.
Souls cross the bridge,
To Southlands beyond.
Look at the very middle of the bridge to the southeast of the waterwheel.
Nostradamus Enigma 9 - Taurus
Sending signals through air,
Made of wood and rope,
Chappe's friends took note.
Near where you start this puzzle, there is a bridge. Go to the bridge and look on the base of the Chappe's Tower model.
All men must walk,
Through gates that lead,
To the fields of War.
Look on the central pillar of the gates to the Champ de Mars.
False idols celebrate,
On stage they entertain.
Supreme is the Being,
Who calls himself so.
This refers to the celebration stage used by the Cult of the Supreme Being.
Schooled minds guide,
The tides of battles.
Over the shoulders of angels,
They watch the fields of War.
This refers to the Ecole Militaire above the Champ de Mars.
Nostradamus Enigma 10 - Libra
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
Search around the statues above the entrance to the Tuileries Palace.
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.
Look on the ground in the middle of the ground in the Place de la Concorde to the east of the guillotine.
The Magdalen looks towards Death
And watches the precession, unblinking,
And thus unmoved, she keeps her back
Toward the Interment of her King.
Search the walls of the mausoleum in the middle of the graveyard behind the Church of the Madeleine.
Nostradamus Enigma 11 - Venus
Built in tribute to the Sun,
A square resplendent in nobility
Three colors brightens four walls
Now bedecked with liberty.
Look behind the statue with the tricolored flag in the middle of Place Vendome.
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.
Look at the bottom of the lamppost across from the gate in the west sections of the Champs-Elysees.
A most magnificent tower,
His great grand-daughter fashioned
To surveil her subjects and the heavens
'Twixt Sun and Earth encaged in iron.
Search around the ravel on the way to the Iron Cage at the back of Medicis Tower.
Nostradamus Enigma 12 - Aries
A once-Auguste palace
Become a shelter for the beautiful,
The days of sovereigns tick along,
Up to, but not beyond, Louis.
This refers to the clock in the upper part of the Louvre's west courtyard.
By the spirit of Ã‰galitÃ©
The Citoyen is welcome in a royal garden
Where the mighty Helios ignites daily
Man's most destructive power.
This symbol is on the base of the noon cannon in the Palais Royal Gardens. You can see it if you stand behind the middle statue.
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.
Search the center of the bridge at the Pont de la Concorde.
Nostradamus Enigma 13 - Virgo
In the Sanctuary of Sins,
Light and shadow dance,
And the Ignoble Nobleman
Defines his actions with his name
Look around the ground of the house by the Marquis de Sade, in the east part of the Cour des Miracles.
Lying in the filth,
The fallen Godly symbol
Lights the heresies
Of the False King's Court.
This refers to the partly-buried wooden cross in the Cour des Miracles.
The familiar cross-road,
Where decadence is sold.
The sadness of the seller,
Obscured by rouge.
This symbol is at the prostitutes' corner in the Cour des Miracles, where the streets come together.
Nostradamus Enigma 14 - Leo
Above the dark shadows
Of the erstwhile bastion,
The tall square Sentinel silently watches
The 9th month spill his blood.
This symbol is on top of the square tower at the Grand Chatelet.
The martyrs of Herod,
In their ageless temple,
Haunt the alchemist's tones,
With their macabre, soundless dance.
Search the south gallery in the Cemetery of the Holy Innocents, north of the Grand Chatelet.
In the Belly of the World,
The Saint of the Holy Stag
Still waits for his Austral hand
To reach the godly heavens.
Search the top of the bell tower southwest of Eglis St. Eustache, in the Ventre de Paris.
Nostradamus Enigma 15 - Capricorn
Erudite Rulers of thy faÃ§ade
Stone-faced before the blood of executions
One day you will quiver and quake
As your insides blaze in fury.
This symbol is in front of the pediment for the entrance to the Hotel de Ville.
'A Ã§a ira, Ã§a ira, Ã§a ira," will resound,
A dire Twist of fate,
To dispel darkness no more
Now to break the necks of many.
This refers to the lantern in front of the Hotel de Ville.
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.
This symbol is on top of the tower at Tour St. Jacques.
Nostradamus Enigma 16 - Scorpio
At the foot of the Saint Twin Brothers,
The Tree of Justice
Plunges its ancient roots,
Scarred by heavenly wrath.
This refers to the base of the elm tree to the west of Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais.
Sanctuary of Bishops by birth,
Stronghold of knowledge for life,
The stoney edifice
Fools the senses by its name.
Look beneath the back side of the square tower at the Hotel de Sens.
A square with shifting name,
Replaced a field where sovereign
Was felled from horse.
Now arches enclose trees
Where a bronze horseman waits.
The symbol is on the statue beneath the horse's head at the Place des Vosges.
Nostradamus Enigma 17 - Aquarius
The Poor fellow-soldiers of Christ,
Atop their Stone Dungeon,
Marked their allegiance
In Jerusalem's Direction.
Search the wall beneath the roof at the top of the Temple's eastern tower.
At the source of life,
The Full-Moon shaped basin
Quenches the thirst
Of Solomon's defenders.
Search the ground by the fountain outside the Temple.
In the entrails of the Earth,
Between the twin flames,
Lies The Final resting place
Of the first Grand Master.
Find the sarcophagus in the Temple's Crypt, within the Temple's Graveyard.
Nostradamus Enigma 18 - Terra
Hedged in her garden,
A wingÃ©d-warrior stands,
Unmoving and unmoved,
At the cross's very heart.
This refers to the spear-wielding angel statue in the garden north of the Bastille.
The warrior fights her ceaseless battle.
She takes aim, her steady spear
Poised against the demons.
Look on the ground by the gargoyle alongside to the church rooftop.
To be punished or to be amused,
The green heritage of Daedalus
Sees the lofty Bishop looming
Over the resting Rook.
This final symbol is on the roof of the tower north of the gargoyle.
Once you have all 18 fragments from the 18 Nostradamus Enigmas, take them to the CafÃ© ThÃ©Ã¢tre and use them at the Nostradamus Disc in the armor room. You will then have three new puzzles to solve.
Cella Constellatio - Match the symbols on the pillar with the symbols on the ground.
Cella Astri - Press the left switch 3 times, the middle switch once, and the right switch 3 times.
Cella Vaporis - Jump and climb across the pillars to reach the balcony up above, avoiding the steam and using Black Eject for the final jump. Pull the level.
Once you solve all three puzzles, you will be able to take the Medieval armor, listed in your equipment as Thomas de Carneillon's Master Assassin Outfit.