Paris, the enchanting city of romance and fashion, is preparing for a night of spine-tingling thrills this Halloween. If Parisians aren’t scary enough for you on a daily basis, you’re in for a wickedly good time. From immersive art experiences to eerie film screenings and spooky soirées, Paris has you covered.
So, fasten your seatbelt and get ready for a journey into the dark and delightful side of Halloween in Paris.
Musée Rodin: Bienvenue en Enfer at the Gates of Hell
Musée Rodin is rolling out the red carpet to the underworld with “Bienvenue en Enfer,” (Welcome to Hell) featuring Rodin’s colossal masterpiece, “La Porte des Enfers.” The night promises an eerie soundtrack, haunting lighting and performances that bring the art to life. Don’t miss the ephemeral bar or the chilling tales of Poe, Lovecraft, and Dante narrated by storytellers. It’s a one-way ticket to the dark side, and you won’t want to miss it!
Event tickets are 27 euros, 12 euros if you’re under 26. What a bargain!
77 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Pachamama Paris: Halloween Circus of Horror
Ready to dance with the devil under the moonlight? On 31 October, head to Pachamama Paris for the “Halloween Circus of Horror.” Costumes are a must for this diabolical soirée, where you’ll dance in a 2,000-square-meter demonic setting. Four DJs will ensure you dance your way through the witching hour, alongside 1,500 other costumed revelers.
Tickets are 35 euros
46 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine
10 p.m. – 5 a.m.
The Dark Dreams Paris: The Infatum Malum Experience
If you’re the adventurous type, The Dark Dreams has something special in store for you. It is the biggest haunted house in Europe, can you imagine! From now until 26 November, their “Infatum Malum” show combines immersive theater and escape games in a pitch-black labyrinth. It’s like a choose-your-own-Halloween-adventure, but with more jump scares and fewer candy corns. Prices starts at 49 euros per person but if you’re a fan of having chills running down your spine, it’ll be the best money you’ve ever spent.
The Dark Dreams:
63 rue de la fraternité
93100 Montreuil, Ile-De-Francehttps://youtu.be/k3FahuRdU6w?si=jx_Bmdcnh3TtF6ob
Musée de l’Illusion: Nocturnes de la Terreur
Every evening during the All Saints’ vacation, the Musée de l’Illusion opens its doors for the Nocturnes de la Terreur. Expect the very best in illusion serving up fright for a spellbinding, mind-bending immersive theater experience. Thrills are guaranteed, and so is great Instagram content! Actors have one job: to make you shake to your very core. Intrigued? Here’s the link to book, you can thank me later, baby.
Musée de l’illusion;
98 Rue Saint-Denis, 75001 Paris, France
Flow Paris Halloween Boat Party
With 360-degree views of the Pont Alexandre III, the Eiffel Tower, the dome of the Invalides, the glass roof of the Grand Palais, the banks of the Seine and the Eiffel Tower … have I got your attention yet? Yeah, I thought so, hehe. This should be a sick party, and you get three free drinks if you’re costume is on point. Here’s the link to book – you don’t want to miss this party, which will go on until 5 a.m. on the Halloween night. I went there last year and I honestly had a blast!
Prices start at 35 euros, grab a ticket!
Flow Paris Halloween Boat Party:
4 port des Invalides, 75007 Paris
10 p.m.-5 a.m.
Anyways, whether you’re exploring the dark arts at Musée Rodin, braving the abyss at The Dark Dreams, pretending to be a circus artist, partying the night away on a boat or getting lost in illusions (wink wink Balzac, if you know, you know), Paris offers a Halloween adventure for all. If you’re not much of a planner, worry not. Paris is full of surprises and your night can always take a turn, and Halloween in Paris is no exception to this.
You’ll find all sorts of spooktacular surprises throughout the city.
Read more about Paris here in Dispatches’ archives.
Charlotte Laborie grew up in England, Belgium and Switzerland. Charlotte then moved to Paris and graduated from Sciences Po Paris. She is still based in Paris, where she works in marketing.