Halloween: the best ideas for a scary time in Paris
Published on 9 October 2017, dans Entertainment
The Halloween period is coming and it’s time to check out the most hair-raising experiences Paris has to offer. If you’re looking for a scary time, the Catacombs of Paris, the Manoir de Paris or the capital’s major amusement parks are the places to go. The Hotel Marais Bastille offers you a tour of the city’s haunted Halloween horrors.
Amusement parks bursting with thrills and chills
Don’t miss the opportunity to spend October 31st in the heart of an amusement park specially decked out for the occasion in All-Hallows apparel. From October 1st to November 2nd, the world-famous Disneyland Paris theme park is waiting to invite you into a sinister and ghostly world of tricks and treats. On the evening of the 31st the classic Disney villains are bound to be hatching up devilish plots to terrify you and the goosebumps fun will continue with shows and rides open until 1:00 am. As for the much-loved Parc Asterix and its special Halloween Festival celebrations from October 18th to November 2nd, just watch out because there will be plenty of creepy characters lurking about, plus haunted houses and terrible goings-on in Dogmatix’s forest!
The Catacombs of Paris: a journey into the caves of horror
If you want to go underground on October 31st and you’re feeling particularly brave, the Catacombs of Paris are for you. You’ll be able to quench your thirst for adventure in the midst of this sinister subterranean labyrinth that is the world’s largest grave, listening to terrifying stories about the place and sharing the experience with a few million skulls and bones. On Halloween you can thrill to an entire night in this macabre maze that is undoubtedly seething with spectres. Chills guaranteed!
The Manoir de Paris: a haunted house to send chills down your spine
Every year, from October 17th to November 9th, the Manoir de Paris is transformed into a place of terror for the most adventurous. This haunted house offers plenty of costumed actors and harrowing stories. Learn the most terrifying legends of Paris in an interactive setting full of fear and plunge into a world of horror. If you want your Halloween to be a heart-stopping frenzy of frightening effects, you’ll be in the right place.
The Musée d’Art Moderne (MAM) and its ghost train: the most unusual Halloween experience
During the Halloween period, the MAM invites to you to discover an authentic ghost train reproducing all the scary sensations of a fun fair attraction. However, this is no ordinary attraction but a work of art whose creator was the American artist Elaine Sturtevant, who died in 2014. This work, originally exhibited in the same museum as part of the monographic exhibition entitled The House of Horrors, has been converted into a standalone installation. So you can now experience this remarkable work to get a different perspective on Halloween as a journey of artistic discovery.