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! 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 including the brand new Tombeau des Dieux (Tomb of the Gods), a unique multi-sensory experience, and the 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 Jardin d'Acclimatation joins the Mexican sun during the All Saints' Day period with the famous "Dia de los muertos" fiesta. For five weeks, from 7 October to 12 November 2023, you'll be immersed in Mexican folklore, surrounded by mariachis, catrinas, skeletons and impressive fire artists. Spectacular attractions include the Bewitched River, aboard ghostly boats, and the Mayan Labyrinth, an immersive maze punctuated by special effects. A festive atmosphere, music, colour and dancers punctuate the journey, before a breathtaking baile de fuego at dusk.
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, travel through time in search of the Philosopher’s Stone (outdoor game), 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.
© Musée de l'Illusion
For the more adventurous, there's a nocturne to the Musée de l'Illusion. Brave evening visitors are invited to wander through a completely redecorated museum. In the Hall of Mirrors, the Hall of Infinity, the Vortex Tunnel or the collections of holograms, young and old alike will be amazed by the spectrum of illusions along the way!
With the mysteriously titled "Murder" event, specially dedicated to Halloween, Gamescape is setting up a thrilling investigation for Halloween. For this team game, from 27 October to 7 November 2023, you'll be propelled into the nocturnal atmosphere of dark alleyways on the trail of Jack the Ripper, alongside the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. It's up to you to find the clues and solve the puzzles to stop Jack the Ripper from wreaking havoc. The game is available for beginners and experienced players alike, and is accessible from the age of fifteen accompanied by an adult.
© 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!
© Bercy Village - Chupa Reni Communications
Ten images of sweets are hidden in the windows of Bercy Village ! For Halloween, a special event for children aged 4 to 10 (accompanied by an adult) is taking over the Village. Using a QR code scanned from your smartphone, go in search of these little creature stickers. If you find them all, a surprise awaits you at the confectioner's.
For Halloween, the 3 Gally Farm sites are celebrating pumpkins! Children are invited to take part in the Jack O'Lantern workshop, where they can carve the pumpkins grown on the farm into spooky shapes with their family or friends! Then, when night falls, and a candle is placed inside, they can watch the mischievous shadows dance in the darkness. Workshop open to children aged 3 and over.
© France Miniature - Paris Je t'aime
Also for children: : special events, witches’ ball, Halloween trail and curiosities at France Miniature(from 7 October to 5 November 2023), and special activities at the Mer de Sable from 30 September to 5 November such as ‘Bill the Macabre's Labyrinth’ or the show ‘Dia de los Muertos’. Nigloland is celebrating its Nigloween (from 7 October to 5 November 2023). with the new Imageen and Scary Circus shows, live rock'n'roll music every day and a gourmet witches' village with pretzels, flam's and grilled meats amidst an impressive setting of pumpkins, chrysanthemums, and heather!
On Saturday 4 November 2023, the Ile de loisirs de Jablines-Annet reveals its new 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, printmaking workshops on the theme of Halloween or exploring the chateau by torchlight. The Château de Blandy les Tours is organizing a murder party, and the Château de Breteuil is organizing a treasure hunt (29 Octobre 2023), pumpkin tales, and Halloween fancy dress and carved pumpkin competitions!
The Musée Rodin is preparing an exceptional evening to celebrate Halloween on 31 October 2023. The evening will focus on Rodin's impressive sculpture, ‘The Gates of Hell’, which stands over 6 metres high. With an immersive eerie soundtrack, an illuminated mise en scène, a dance performance evoking the terrifying fate of the figures in the work, a pop-up bar, and storytellers reciting the writings of Poe, Lovecraft and Dante, the 'Welcome to Hell' evening will take brave souls on a spine-chilling journey into the depths of darkness.
The Coya Paris restaurant is inviting gourmets in search of a festive atmosphere to its exceptional Yelloween Wicked Wonderland evening, on 28 and 31 October 2023. The "Wonderland" theme will take possession of the décor, allowing diners to escape to the other side of the looking glass with artistic performances and enchanting music hosted by a DJ. Dancing, convivial cuisine and delicious cocktails are all on the menu.
A great classic of horror movies, Dracula (1931) comes to the Philharmonie de Paris for two film-concert performances on 31 October 2023. With music by composer Philippe Glass (composed when the film was re-released in 1999), the Kronos (string) Quartet accompanies the captivating atmosphere of Tod Browning's masterpiece and the gestures of the film's protagonist, Béla Lugosi.
At the Pachamama club, Halloween Circus of Horror 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 ! 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 II’ (28 October 2023) , 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?