Assassin's Creed Unity Guide: Where to Find All 18 Nostradamus Enigma Symbols

Assassin's Creed Unity Guide: Where to Find All 18 Nostradamus Enigma Symbols

Solve all 18 Nostradamus Enigma puzzles to unlock a grand prize: the outfit of ancient assassin Thomas De Carneillon.

Even after the single player campaign is complete and Arno Dorian's story has been told, there are still many things to see and do in Assassin's Creed Unity. One of the more popular options among players is to find and solve all 18 of the Nostradamus Enigmas, unlocking the Thomas De Carneillon armor, as well as the Accurate Prediction, and From the Past trophies and achievements in the process.

We won't lie to you, even with our help the journey is going to be a long one, but having completed it ourselves, we have a few tips to see that you don't make the same mistakes we did, as well as a full guide to show you exactly where you need to go, and what you will have to do.

  • Spend some time synchronizing with the districts in Paris. This will open up the map and allow fast travel between points of interest. Synch points are indicated by Eagle icons on the map.
  • Try to stay on street level when you're traveling on foot. While the rooftops will prevent you from running into pesky Extremists, the constant climbing and jumping will slow you down.
  • Further to our previous tip, avoid Extremists and random events at all costs, unless you don't care about how long this takes. Simply run past Arno's enemies and toward your objective.
  • Start points for each Enigma are found on your map. Look for an icon that resembles an ancient scroll, then match the puzzle name (Saturnus, for example) with our solutions down below.
  • If you know you're in the general area where a riddle or solution is found, listen closely for a distinct sound that grows stronger as you get closer.
  • Once you know you're within a few feet of the symbol, use your Eagle Vision to confirm its location and interact with it.
  • Some of our map images are zoomed in to give you an idea of where a symbol is located within a building or small area. Note the district in the image to help you narrow down your search.

A - Saturnus/Constellatio #3

A1 Riddle

I wield two blades, Flanked by Justice and Law. I strike true and fair, hour by hour, For monarchs and peasants alike.

A1 Solution

You'll find the solution to this riddle on the Boulevard du Palais, located in the Ile de la Cité district. Look for a large clock mounted to a wall, then climb up and use your Eagle Vision to spot the symbol.

A2 Riddle

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.

A2 Solution

The second piece of the puzzle is found on Notre Dame's west side, still in the Ile de la Cité district. Climb up to the rose window and interact with it to reveal the next piece of the puzzle.

A3 Riddle

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.

A3 Solution

Sticking with Notre Dame and the Ile de la Cité district, head to the cathedral's south side and climb up to the level just below the roof. You'll find several arches, and using your Eagle Vision will reveal the final symbol that you need to solve the Saturnus Enigma.

B - Leo/Astri #4

B1 Riddle

Above the dark shadows Of the erstwhile bastion, The tall square Sentinel silently watches The 9th month spill his blood.

B1 Solution

The first piece of the puzzle is found in the Grand Châtelet, located in the Ventre de Paris district. Players who have completed the game will remember this from Sequence 8 - Memory 2: September Massacres. The symbol is in the lookout tower that the Extremist snipers were posted in.

B2 Riddle

The martyrs of Herod, In their ageless temple, Haunt the alchemist’s tones, With their macabre, soundless dance.

B2 Solution

This symbol can be found in the graveyard where Sequence 5 - Memory 3: The Prophet took place. It's also in the Ventre de Paris district, located on the same block as the Grand Châtelet.

B3 Riddle

In the Belly of the World, The Saint of the Holy Stag Still waits for his Austral hand To reach the godly heavens.

B3 Solution

The final piece of this Enigma can be found on the Église St. Eustache church in Ventre de Paris. You can find this symbol on the church's rooftop, on the bell tower in the southwest corner.

C - Capricorn/Vaporis #6

C1 Riddle

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.

C1 Solution

This symbol can be found on the Hôtel de Ville in the Ventre de Paris district. Head to the roof just above the main entrance and use your Eagle vision to spot the solution.

C2 Riddle

"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.

C2 Solution

The next piece of the puzzle is found only a few meters away, at the base of the gallows. This would be just outside the front door of the Hôtel de Ville in the Ventre de Paris district.

C3 Riddle

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.

C3 Solution

The final piece of the Enigma is found between the Grand Châtelet and Hôtel de Ville, both in the Ventre de Paris district. Climb to the top of the Tour St. Jacques tower and use your Eagle Vision to spot the symbol

D - Virgo/Astri #2

D1 Riddle

In the Sanctuary of Sins, Light and shadow dance, And the Ignoble Nobleman Defines his actions with his name.

D1 Solution

Located in the Ventre de Paris district, you'll find the first symbol in the house of the Marquis de Sade. Use your Eagle Vision to search the ground floor.

D2 Riddle

Lying in the filth, The fallen Godly symbol Lights the heresies Of the False King’s Court.

D2 Solution

You'll find this piece of the puzzle in the Cour des Miracles, located in the Ventre de Paris district. Look for a large wooden cross that is laying on the ground. This is where Sequence 4 - Memory 1: The Kingdom of Beggars takes place.

D3 Riddle

The familiar cross-road, Where decadence is sold. The sadness of the seller, Obscured by rouge.

D3 Solution

Find the final piece of this Enigma just to the southwest of Cour des Miracles. Look for an intersection that has wooden boards laying all over the ground. The symbol is near the middle of this open area.

E - Aries/Vaporis #3

E1 Riddle

A once-Auguste palace Become a shelter for the beautiful, The days of sovereigns tick along, Up to, but not beyond, Louis.

E1 Solution

The first solution of this riddle is located in the Le Louvre district, on the west side of the Louvre itself. Climb the wall to reach a small clock, then use Eagle Vision to pinpoint the location of the symbol.

E2 Riddle

By the spirit of Égalité The Citoyen is welcome in a royal garden Where the mighty Helios ignites daily Man’s most destructive power.

E2 Solution

This symbol can also be found in the Le Louvre district, just a short distance from the last clue. Look for a courtyard with a statue and small patch of grass. Eagle Vision will show the symbol on the lawn.

E3 Riddle

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.

E3 Solution

The final piece of this Enigma can be found on the Pont de la Concorde bridge in the Le Louvre district. It connects the Palais Bourbon and the site of the guillotine. Eagle Vision will pinpoint the location of the symbol in the middle of the bridge.

F - Libra/Vaporis #7

F1 Riddle

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.

F1 Solution

The first solution of this Enigma is found on the Tuileries Palace, located in the Le Louvre district. Climb up between two statues that sit above the main entrance to find the symbol.

F2 Riddle

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.

F2 Solution

You'll find this symbol located at the guillotine of Palace de la Concorde in the Le Louvre district. If you must enter the restricted area, be ready to kill the guards before you interact with the puzzle piece.

F3 Riddle

The Magdalen looks towards Death And watches the precession, unblinking, And thus unmoved, she keeps her back Toward the Interment of her King.

F3 Solution

This final piece of this Enigma can be found in the northern part of the Le Louvre district, in the Church of the Madeleine graveyard. Look for a small mausoleum in the middle of the grounds, using your Eagle Vision to spot the symbol on its wall.

G - Venus/Astri #3

G1 Riddle

Built in tribute to the Sun, A square resplendent in nobility Three colors brightens four walls Now bedecked with liberty.

G1 Solution

Find the first solution in the Place Vendôme, located in the Le Louvre district. It's behind the statue that hold the French Tricolor flag.

G2 Riddle

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.

G2 Solution

You'll find this puzzle piece on the far west side of the Le Louvre district, at the western end of Champs-Élysées. Use Eagle Vision to spot it on the sidewalk.

G3 Riddle

A most Magnificent tower, His great grand-daughter fashioned To surveil her subjects and the heavens ‘Twixt Sun and Earth encaged in iron.

G3 Solution

You'll find the final symbol and piece to this Enigma on the eastern side of the Le Louvre district, on the Medicis Tower. It's recognizable from a giant bird cage on top, and the solution is found at the base of the ladder that leads to it.

H - Terra/Constellatio #2

H1 Riddle

Hedged in her garden, A wingéd-warrior stands, Unmoving and unmoved, At the cross’s very heart.

H1 Solution

Located in a French garden in the Le Marais district, the first solution of this puzzle can be found on a statue of an angel, and is even visible from the Enigma's starting point.

H2 Riddle

Forever more, The warrior fights her ceaseless battle. She takes aim, her steady spear Poised against the demons.

H2 Solution

You'll find the second puzzle piece only meters away from the last, still in the Le Marais district. Look for a large tower, ascending to a platform that sits just below its pointed roof. You'll find the symbol next to a gargoyle.

H3 Riddle

To be punished or to be amused, The green heritage of Daedalus Sees the lofty Bishop looming Over the resting Rook.

H3 Solution

The final piece of the Enigma is found in the maze to the north of where you found the second symbol, and of course still in the Le Marais district. It's on the structure that sits in the center of the maze from Sequence 6 - Memory 2: Templar Ambush.

I - Aquarius/Vaporis #5

I1 Riddle

The Poor fellow-soldiers of Christ, Atop their Stone Dungeon, Marked their allegiance In Jerusalem’s Direction.

I1 Solution

You'll find the first piece of this puzzle (and the next two) on the Temple grounds in the Le Marais district. This symbol is located in almost the same place that the game's final boss fight begins in Sequence 12: Memory 3: The Temple.

I2 Riddle

At the source of life, The Full-Moon shaped basin Quenches the thirst Of Solomon’s defenders.

I2 Solution

The second solution is also found in the Temple, located in the Le Marais district. Descend from the tower you were on for the last symbol, looking on the ground next to a fountain for this one.

I3 Riddle

In the entrails of the Earth, Between the twin flames, Lies The Final resting place Of the first Grand Master.

I3 Solution

Because the entire Temple grounds are found in Le Marais, you'll be staying in that district to solve the final piece of the Enigma. Head to the Temple's graveyard and enter the catacombs. This symbol can be found on the way to the final boss fight in Sequence 12 - Memory 3: The Temple. Players will need to slide under a wooden structure to find it.

J - Scorpio/Constellatio #4

J1 Riddle

At the foot of the Saint Twin Brothers, The Tree of Justice Plunges its ancient roots, Scarred by heavenly wrath.

J1 Solution

You'll find the first piece of the Enigma just to the west of its starting point in the Le Marais district. It's on the ground at the base of a tree near the Church of Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais.

J2 Riddle

Sanctuary of Bishops by birth, Stronghold of knowledge for life, The stoney edifice Fools the senses by its name.

J2 Solution

The second solution is also found in the Le Marais district, to the east and across the street from the last. You'll find it at Hôtel de Sens, just below the roof of the only square tower in the area.

J3 Riddle

A square with shifting name, Replaced a field where sovereign Was felled from horse. Now arches enclose trees Where a bronze horseman waits.

J3 Solution

The final piece of this Enigma is also found in Le Marais, to the north of the previous solution on the grounds of Place des Vosges. It's next to a statue of a horseman. Use Eagle Vision to pinpoint its location.

K - Mercurius/Constellatio #1

K1 Riddle

The lady of the domicile Judges comings and goings From her couch-like throne At the top of the stair.

K1 Solution

All the pieces to this Enigma are found in, on, or around the Café Théâtre in the Ile de la Cité district. Players should recognize this from multiple points in the campaign. Head to the top of the stairs to find a painting on the wall. That is where the first solution is located.

K2 Riddle

Lowly sinners, as each we are, Aspire to the domed heav’ns. Fickle fate points beyond, Where a supine city Beckons.

K2 Solution

The second and final symbol can be found on the rooftop of the Café Théâtre in the Ile de la Cité district. Climb up to the top of the dome and use Eagle Vision to pinpoint its exact location.

L - Mars/Astri #1

L1 Riddle

In a peaceful field sewn with stones A wingéd watcher waits. Her gentle gaze graces all souls, Follow to the resting place.

L1 Solution

The first symbol can be found in the graveyard to the north of Notre Dame, located in the Ile de la Cité district. Use Eagle Vision to spot the solution on a tomb in front of an angel.

L2 Riddle

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.

L2 Solution

The second piece of the Enigma is found to the east of Notre Dame, but still in the Ile de la Cité district. Look for a building that has a stone carving of Christ above the door, as well as a Tricolor flag.

L3 Riddle

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.

L3 Solution

To find the final piece of the Enigma, look at the Ile de la Cité district on your map, taking note of how the island almost forms a spearhead to the east. Head out for the nearby bridge, locating the solution at the base of a statue.

M - Jupiter/Vaporis #2

M1 Riddle

On the palace where, Bourbon’s daughter lived. The assembly meets on, A bridge facing South.

M1 Solution

The first piece of this puzzle can be found in the Les Invalides district, at the top of the Palais Bourbon's south gate. Use Eagle Vision to spot the symbol just above a wooden bench.

M2 Riddle

Rich and poor face, The wheel of time. Travel South to cross, The water of River Styx.

M2 Solution

The second solution is found far to the south of the first, but still in the Les Invalides district. Look for it next to a water wheel that sits beside a wood bridge passing over a small river.

M3 Riddle

Across the wall, On the other side. Souls cross the bridge, To Southlands beyond.

M3 Solution

The final piece of the Enigma is found on another bridge, this one stone and to the southeast. It's still in the Les Invalides district, but there are no other landmarks to use in order to locate this symbol. Rely on Eagle Vision to spot it when you get close.

N - Taurus/Astri #5

N1 Riddle

Sending signals through air, Made of wood and rope, Chappe’s friends took note.

N1 Solution

The first symbol can be found in the Les Invalides district, just a few meters away from the Enigma starting point. It's on top of a wooden platform that's surrounded by guards.

N2 Riddle

All men must walk, Through gates that lead, To the fields of War.

N2 Solution

This second piece of the Enigma is found a short distance away from the first, on the central pillar of the gates that lead to Champ de Mars, also in the Les Invalides district. Players will want to take care to avoid the restricted areas due to the high volume of guards in the vicinity.

N3 Riddle

False idols celebrate, On stage they entertain. Supreme is the Being, Who calls himself so.

N3 Solution

The third solution is found a short distance away from the second, and also in the Les Invalides district. It's located on the stage of the celebration of the Cult of the Supreme Being. Players may recall this from Sequence 12 - Memory 1: The Supreme Being.

N4 Riddle

Schooled minds guide, The tides of battles. Over the shoulders of angels, They watch the fields of War.

N4 Solution

The final piece of the Enigma is found to the southeast of the last, still in the Les Invalides district. Look just above the short roof of the École Militaire to find the symbol.

O - Gemini/Vaporis #4

O1 Riddle

At the edge of the capital In the shadow of the wall The swamp of sorrows Burns the outcast’s fire.

O1 Solution

The first solution of the Enigma is found on the most southern edge of Paris, in the La Biévre district. Players will find it in a wooded area with some swamps around it. Be mindful of the high number of Extremists in the area.

O2 Riddle

Where the dead rest, Stone eyes watch. Vigilant guardians, In death as in life.

O2 Solution

Still in the La Biévre district, the second piece of the puzzle can be found to the north, in the Hôpital de la Salpêtrière’s courtyard. The symbol can be found near the fountain.

O3 Riddle

In the fetid muck Where the dark stream meets Her flowing mother You will find your goal At the foot of the old tower.

O3 Solution

The final piece of the Enigma can be found to the north, but still in the La Biévre district. It's actually on the bank of the Seine river. Look for it at the base of a tall tower, the only one of its kind in the area.

P - Pisces/Vaporis #1

P1 Riddle

On the hill of St. Genevieve, I have a Roman face. Clarion angels glide to A peak on my North side.

P1 Solution

All pieces of the Pisces/Vaporis Enigma are found either inside, or outside of the Pantheon in the La Biévre district. The first piece is on the northern part of the roof.

P2 Riddle

Like a halo you seek, Rings within rings High atop the edifice, The city lies below.

P2 Solution

To find the second piece of the puzzle, head up further onto the roof of the Pantheon, focusing on the south side. You'll find the symbol near the columns.

P3 Riddle

Pillars support my face, Hold the nation’s dreams. Square, not round, they, Sit out of sight.

P3 Solution

The third symbol is located on the ground at the east side of the Pantheon, next to a row of square pillars. Players should be careful of Extremists in the area, taking cover behind a pillar to interact with the clue.

P4 Riddle

My purpose changed, I watch; high in the nave. As secular heroes enter, To replace those of heaven.

P4 Solution

The fourth piece of the Enigma can be found inside the Pantheon, high up in its nave. Look on the walls for the symbol, taking advantage of Eagle Vision to pinpoint its location. Players can use nearby scaffolding to reach clue.

P5 Riddle

The remains of fame, Lie amidst stale air. The most famous of all, The tomb of Voltaire.

P5 Solution

The final piece of this Enigma is perhaps the hardest to find in all of Assassin's Creed Unity, partly because it's nearly impossible to describe its location. Look for stairs that lead to the basement of the Pantheon, sneaking past or neutralizing any guards that might be lurking about. We had to slide under a wall to get there, and the sound that the Enigma makes when in close proximity to it can be a major help to players. It might also be beneficial to note its location on our map to get an idea of what part of the building it's in.

Q - Cancer/Astri #6

Q1 Riddle

On a Church that will stand, For a thousand years or more. Three spires reach to heaven, The truth lies on the tallest one.

Q1 Solution

The first symbol can be found in the Le Quartier Latin district at Saint-Germain Church. It's on a round platform just below the tallest peak of the building.

Q2 Riddle

In the playground of the wealthy, Assembled by the Medici clan. The grand foyer will transport, To the highest social ranks.

Q2 Solution

The second, and all remaining pieces of the Enigma are located in or around the Palais du Luxembourg, found in the Le Quartier Latin district. Use Eagle Vision near the base of a large staircase to find the symbol.

Q3 Riddle

The font of knowledge, Plaything of angels. In the garden of life, Man first learned Sin.

Q3 Solution

The third piece of the puzzle can be found in the garden just outside the Palais du Luxembourg. Use Eagle Vision to spot it near a large fountain in the middle.

Q4 Riddle

Beneath your feet, The rich hide their secrets. The sundial counts days spent, Amidst the worms and bones.

Q4 Solution

The final piece of the Enigma is located in the catacombs underneath the garden that sits just outside the Palais du Luxembourg. Check the map, adjust the visible waypoints to find stairs that lead below ground. Players should be mindful of three Extremists that guard the area.

R - Sagittarius/Constellation #5

R1 Riddle

Great minds reach for heaven, Men of the South gaze North, Four Nations seek the truth.

R1 Solution

The first piece of the final Enigma is on top of the Collège des Quatre Nations, located in the Le Quartier Latin district. Climb to the very top of the structure to interact with the clue.

R2 Riddle

Where the sun rises on, The face of Robert’s School. Eyes turn upward to the sky, From a domed peak.

R2 Solution

The second symbol can also be found in the Le Quartier Latin district, south from the first piece of the Enigma. It's next to the observatory of the Sorbonne, a college founded by Robert de Sorbon.

R3 Riddle

Far from the river, Those men who observe, Gaze up at the stars.

R3 Solution

The final symbol for the final Enigma is also found in the Le Quartier Latin district, but at the very south part of the city, sitting on top of the Paris Observatory. The area is crawling with Extremists, but players should be able to rush in and use a lift to quickly reach the rooftop. Once there, take out the Extremists on top interact with the solution.

How to Unlock the Armor of Thomas De Carneillon

By returning to the Café Théâtre in the Ile de la Cité district, players can enter the underground section of the mansion to claim their reward for finding all 18 of the Nostradamus Enigmas. It should be noted that if this section of the mansion is blocked off, the mansion likely requires upgrades before it can be accessed.

Head down into the underground section, interacting with the console that sits just at the base of the stairs. This will unlock the door to the Cella Constellatio. After heading inside and dropping down, take note of the symbols on the floor. Players will need to reference these symbols with the ones lining the wall, then match up the pillars. This will open a door high up on the wall, one which can only be reached by climbing the pillars. Start at the ledge where you stool prior to dropping into the room.

With the previous puzzle complete, head back to the center console and interact with it to open the door to the Cella Astri. For this players must align the planets, and this can be done by interacting with the three consoles in front of them. To make this easy, here is how you unlock your reward.

  • Interact with the left console three times
  • The center pedestal need only be used once
  • Adjust the third console three times

Go back out to the main area and once again interact with the console at the base of the stairs. This will open up the Cella Vaporis door, but instead of a riddle, players must use their parkour skills to navigate across the walls. This is complicated by steam that will knock Arno off the wall. Players can try to time and anticipate the steam, but we found success just moving as quickly as possible. It will not be unheard of for players to have to attempt this dozens of times.

With all three obstacles now taken care of, players can head to the room just above the mansion's training area and equip the Thomas De Carneillon armor.

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