Top Scariest Haunts Halloween in Paris
Who said Halloween was an American holiday? Paris is positively buzzing with the Halloween fever this week. From haunted houses to pumpkin-carving, we’ve listed top events not to miss.
If you plan to go to a real haunted house this year, Le Manoir de Paris should be your first choice. The winding visit that counts three levels is inspired by 20 terrifying legends about Paris. Of course, there are catacombs, Phantom of the Opera, and some of the world famous murderers. It is an astonishing building with each room representing a different horror scene. You should, of course, expect constant surprises to scare the wits out of you. And yes, you will be able to sleep at night afterwards.
It is open every day through Halloween at 18 Rue du Paradis in the 10th department. Book your tickets online so you can avoid long queues.
People in Les Fermes de Gally will let you choose your own pumpkin and then carve it for you with your favorite design on it. It is ideal for children. You can also pick apples, visit the zoo and collect some of the famous products of the farm, while on the place.
The Pumpkin Festival (The Fête de la Citrouille) runs through Halloween just off the D7 road in Saint-Cyr-L’École, 78210 (Rue du Docteur Vaillant). Tickets are available online.
For football fans who do not mind to be scared, Stade de France, in the suburbs of Paris will host a haunted house event this week. There will be some face painting, trick or candy and some arts and crafts projects for children. As part of the visit, you will have the opportunity to see the players’ locker rooms, but they will have a surprising Halloween decoration.
From 31st October to the 3rd November. Tickets are available online.
Every year the popular Parc Astérix is transformed into a haunted house with a variety of nightmarish frightening monsters. Attractions include a “house of fear”, which is not suitable for kids under 16, due to the street performances involving vampires, witches, ghosts and evil spirits.
It’s open now until the 2nd November at Mortefontaine.
For grown-ups, there is the Chateau Thoiry for a Halloween murder mystery evening. With the guidance of clues, you will be taken on a ghostly journey in search of the criminal, through the halls and gardens of the castle. This is an incredible adventure that I invite every city visitor to experience it. For children, there are night tours to explore the legends of the park.
It is open on the 30 and 31 of October in Thoiry.
If your more int the American-style Halloween, then the Hard Rock Cafe is absolutely your destination for this year’s celebration. For Michael Jackson fans, they have a special MJ impersonator to teach you the Thriller choreography. On the 2nd November, there will be a disguisement contest and face painting. Of course, you will need to reserve before to avoid the waiting line.
On the night of Halloween, a costume party for adults will be organized at the Café, which is located at 14 boulevard Montmartre in the 9th arrondissement.
Located at the Koezio park, this is not for the faint-hearted. You will have to cross five rooms filled with all sorts of nightmarish creatures and decors with only a flashlight in your hand to guide your way. The program also includes horror movies, a Halloween quiz, a costume contest and a bloody buffet.
It is open the evening of the 30 and 31 October. You will need to book online first.