Each year, the magic of Halloween is a little more widespread in the streets of Paris … And on this occasion, there is plenty to do as a family. Those who love a good scare are also invited to discover unexpected experiences – goosebumps guaranteed!
On the occasion of Halloween, ghosts, pumpkins and the greatest Villains invade Disneyland Paris! From 1 October to 6 November 2022, terrifying animations await young and old children to shiver in the company of the characters they love to hate: Maleficent, Jafar, Captain Hook, the Queen of Hearts, Cruella ...
Halloween at the Parc Astérix means activities and characters get out of control! Haunted houses, evil creatures and fantastic monsters terrorize (or amuse) Young Gauls. This year, Peur sur le Parc (Fear in the Park) is back with some amazing attractions and shows to spook kids and adults alike: four haunted houses including Catacombes* launched in 2019, a Lost Mission in the middle of a strange planet, diabolical mummies and pharaohs in the attractions, the appearance of disturbing plants in the forest of Idefix, and a new fright zone on a cursed ship ... This year, enjoy 6 night-time events until 1am! Choose the attraction that is right for you with the traffic lights, from ‘small thrills’ to ‘terrifying’, and follow the arrows!
*For 19 euros extra, get the Pass Peur for a fast-track access to the haunted houses
The Paris Zoo (Parc Zoologique de Paris) will place the spotlight on strangeness, with an event titled Rendez-vous Sauvages featuring mythical animals and fantastic creatures. You can also get to know some of the zoo's other surprising and scary animals by listening to experts. Attend the “Journée Frissons” (Shivers Day) with a surprising fantasy trail! Fantasmagorical creatures take over the park and invite courageous spectators to take on challenges to awaken their senses! Dragons, giant insects, fauns, and witches will surprise you with a parade from 4pm onwards, with the distribution of sweets. Don't forget your disguise, a surprise awaits you!
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All year round, and especially at Halloween, you can get together with friends or the kids (8 years and older) to give yourself a fright with one of the eight escape game scenarios from Team Break at La Défense. Enter the wonderful world of Harry Potter in the Magic School, try to solve riddles in Fort Boyard, explore the fascinating and terrifying world of dinosaurs in the Jurassic Room, get shivers up your spine in the Haunted Room, save the course of time in Return to the Future (in preparation), try to escape from your prison cell in Prison Break or from an island in Lost, and show your survival skills in Koh-Lanta. Excitement and thrills are on the cards.
© Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes
The Jardin des Plantes gets into the spirit of Halloween. Learn about the fearsome beasts in your nightmares, and get a whole new perspective on the animals. You can watch the big cats being fed, see ghostly animals and examine some seriously scary spiders.
© Musée du chocolat - Paris Je t'aime
How about making your own Halloween treats? The Gourmet Chocolate Museum invites kids and adults to make delicious chocolate. Programme to be announced!
© France Miniature - Paris Je t'aime
Also for children: special Halloween tour with Tootbus with a funny kind of guide on board and scary stories about Paris (certificate for the best dressed monsters!), Halloween trail game with distribution of sweets at France Miniature, and special activities at the Mer de Sable such as ‘Bill the Macabre's Labyrinth’ or the show ‘Dia de los Muertos’. Nigloland is celebrating its Nigloween with the new Imageen and Scary Circus shows amidst an impressive setting of pumpkins, chrysanthemums, and heather!
The Ile de loisirs de Jablines-Annet is unveiling the first edition of the Trail of Fear, a night-time trail for little and big monsters, populated by creatures of all kinds. The race, which is not timed, can be completed by walking or running, with the whole family, and is suitable for children from the age of 10!
The Château de Chantilly is organizing unusual tours with the White Lady as the theme for children aged 7 and older, as well as Halloween cupcake decorating workshops or exploring the chateau by torchlight. The Château de Blandy les Tours is organizing a murder party, and the Château de Breteuil an afternoon treasure hunt, pumpkin stories and a fancy dress competition!
© Pachamama - Paris Je t'aime
At the Pachamama club, The Vampire Ball brings together all the guests of the night in their appropriate attire to dance in an exceptional setting in a mix of Halloween costumes and make-up, from the most elaborate to the most eccentric. As many as 1,500 costumed guests are expected to celebrate in a grandiose demonic 2,000 m² setting, with music by 4 DJs.
© Dark Dreams - Paris Je t'aime
A new special Halloween game is coming to The Dark Dreams ! Purgatory opens its realm inhabited by six evil creatures, driven by the idea of confronting your sins. A 1,200 m² labyrinth immersed in complete darkness, with a series of closed-door interactions for a show that combines immersive theatre and an escape game.
Many events will be taking place around Paris, including a Mystery game at the Conciergerie as well as costumed, terrifying or crazy parties. The Gaîté Lyrique, for example, is planning a special Halloween voguing event ‘The Halloween Party Ball’, to get people dancing in its ballroom. A good opportunity to have fun and give yourself goosebumps.
So, from a family outing, a terrifying tour or a night of dancing, which do you choose to celebrate Halloween in Paris?