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Friday 14 Sep 2018    Things to do in Paris

Halloween in Paris

If you're searching for something spook-tacular to do in Paris this autumn then look no further than these fun themed events to celebrate Halloween 2018!

The leaves are falling and pumpkins are back on the market every day so it can only mean one thing... Halloween is here! You're never too young or too old to get into the seasonal spirit, so here is a round-up of fun things to do in Paris for the Halloween season. While France may not have anything on the classic American traditions - corn candy, costume parties and trick-or-treating anyone?! - there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the most haunted of evenings in the calendar! 

In French, this holiday is celebrated under the name of La Toussaint, which literally translates to All Saints’ Day and takes place on November 1 when supposedly the boundaries between the realms of the living and dead disappear! So take a walk among the cemeteries in Paris or go deep underground to discover the Catacombs if you’re looking for a paranormal experience, and don't miss all the Halloween-themed events taking place all over the city. 

Le Manoir Paris - 5 October – 18 November

Get the fright of your life this autumn at Le Manoir, the scariest museum in the city! Each year they amp up the action to give all their guests a good scare, pushing the limits of fear with unexpected scenarios and effects, as well as live actors to really immerse you in a scary underworld. Even better, you can dress up for this Halloween bonanza so it’s the perfect excuse to pull out all your favorite costumes! Warning: waiting times will be longest just before and after Halloween but if you’re game for a fright anytime then it’s definitely worth it to avoid this peak time.

Information here!

Musée Grévin

There are two groups in the world: those who love waxworks and those who don’t! If you’re part of the first group then you will definitely love the Halloween spectactular at Paris’ famous Musée Grevin this October. Head over to the Paris' 10th arrondissement for a fun afternoon outing with the whole family. Expect a spook-a-thon, the place will be having a creepy makeover and there will be themed events for kids and adults alike.

Find out more here!

Halloween at Disneyland® Paris - 31 October

Little kids and adults alike will have a wail of a time at Disneyland Paris for their Halloween bonanza (see what we did there..?!) All of your favorite characters will be out in full swing and spookily dressed up to make the atmosphere even more fun. Spells and enchantments will take over but Mickey and his gang will triumph before helping you bring in the celebrations with a parade to see the night off! 

Get tickets and info here.

The Catacombs of Paris

Deep under the streets of Paris lie the infamous and eerie Catacombs - home to the bones of more than 6 million people! And fittingly, the former city gates to which the tomb extends are called the Barrière d'Enfer which translates to the Gates of Hell - if that doesn't say spooky then we don't know what does! This place has been open to the public for over a century and still remains a popular tourist hot-spot. There are regularly run tours, covering the history of the place and guiding you through the winding subterranean crypts and tunnels - this is sure to be a favorite for a Halloween fright!

Cimitières de Paris

There are plenty of cemeteries in the city but two of the best known are the Père Lachaise and Montmartre, located in the 20th and 18th arrondissements respectively. The former is the most visited and is home to 70,000 burial plots and there are an impressive mix of styles, around winding cobble paths. Fans come to pay homage to some of France's greatest creatives and thinkers, including Molière, Edith Piaf and Colette. Over in the popular Montmarte neighborhood you will find the resting place of Zola and Truffaut among many other celebrated Frenchmen and women. 

Gamescape Paris

If you're looking for a livelier way of celebrating Halloween in Paris then round up your favorite team and head on down to the Marais for a nail-biting live escape game! In teams of up to 6 you will be transported into another realm for 90 minutes as you battle against the clock to uncover hidden clues, untangle cryptic codes and resolve a series of mind-boggling enigmas! And just to make it even more competitive then you will be competing simultaneously against 8 other teams - this is seriously intense and the stakes are high. May the best team win!

Information here.

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18 Dec 2018

  • Baking Classes / French Baguettes and ‘Boulangerie’ class
  • Three hours of French Bread heaven in the heart of Paris. Learn the tips and tricks to bring the French 'boulangerie' to 'chez vous'!

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 14:00 - 17:00
  • Price: €99.00     Availability: 1 place left

18 Dec 2018

  • French Pastry / Les Choux, éclairs and more : Technical Choux Pastry
  • Intensive everything Choux Pastry, from Savory to Sweet! From the tempting and delicious éclairs and Paris-Brest to delicate savory Gougères!

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 14:30 - 17:30
  • Price: €99.00     Availability: 1 place left

19 Dec 2018

  • Elegant Entertaining / The Art of the Parisian Apéro – Entertaining with Hors d’Oeuvres
  • Join us for this quintessential pre-dinner social experience as you create beautiful hors d’oeuvres! An essential part of Gastronomy Française!

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 15:00 - 18:00
  • Price: €99.00     Availability: 1 place left

19 Dec 2018

  • French Technical Courses / Poultry (Volaille) Cooking Class
  • If you are looking for a hands-on culinary experience combining technical expertise along with a classic French meal, then this is the class for you!

  • La Cuisine Paris, 80 Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris     Time: 10:30 - 13:30
  • Price: €99.00     Availability: 4 places left

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