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Where to spend a scary Halloween night, with family or friends?

Fear, thrills, surprises.

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Where to spend a scary Halloween night, with family or friends?

Fear, thrills, surprises... Halloween evening is generally accompanied by a bit of enthusiasm and many moments of fright. On the occasion of this traditional Irish festival - celebrated on the night of October 31 to November 1 -, Le Figaro has selected several macabre cultural sites to discover with friends or family. Even the bravest will come away with fear in their stomachs.

Rumor has it that the statues of Auguste Rodin turn into demons at nightfall. On the occasion of Halloween, the cultural institution invites the public to its Welcome to Hell evening. Visitors will discover The Gates of Hell, a 6 meter high statue which represents more than 200 characters intertwined in a macabre ballet. This work will be highlighted through projections and performances by dancers and actors. The public will then explore the wood of torture, populated by ogres and ghosts, before being able to enjoy poisoned cocktails in the main courtyard of the museum.

From 13 years old. October 31 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Rodin Museum, 77 rue de Varenne75007 Paris. Reduced price: €12, member price: €23, full price: €27. Mandatory reservation .

This 18th century building is full of well-kept secrets... For a thrilling afternoon, the Hôtel de la Marine is transformed into a terrifying and mysterious place. Young and old will go together to track down the ghosts hiding in the decorations of the museum's ceremonial rooms. The public will have to keep their eyes open and pay attention to the different clues to carry out their mission. And be careful, some well-hidden spirits could frighten more than one person.

October 31 from 4 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Hôtel de la Marine, 2 place de la Concorde, 75001 Paris. Free for under-25s, €9.50 for adults. Minor children must be accompanied. By reservation, subject to availability.

Wandering the corridors of a castle shrouded in darkness is not recommended for the faint of heart. But at the Château de Chantilly, the most courageous will be able to try the experience and thus unravel the mysteries and legends of the building. These guided tours, which will be carried out using a flashlight, will be an opportunity to discover the most beautiful rooms of the place in chiaroscuro. A few surprises are sure to surprise visitors...

October 25, 26, 27, 28, 30 and 31 and November 1, 2, 3 and 4. From 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. (last departure 10:15 p.m.). Château de Chantilly, 17 rue du Connétable, 60500 Chantilly. Price: €15 adults / €12 children. Tickets .

There is nothing scarier than visiting graves in the middle of the night. After the cemetery closes to the general public, the most intrepid will stroll at dusk through this funerary site with its lugubrious atmosphere. The exploration will be punctuated with songs, poetry and literary passages. Accompanied by a guide, the public will discover the different personalities who rest in these places. With a little luck, some might even be able to see a deceased person!

Bring a flashlight. 2 hour visit. October 27, October 31, November 3 and 10 at 6:30 p.m. Chartreuse Cemetery, rue François de Sourdis, 33000 Bordeaux. Price: €12 per person. Reservation .

As part of the nocturnal El dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead) at this Occitanie museum, theatrical performances will tell the public the story of the Mexican altar of the dead. Other activities, including DJ sets, live paintings and flash tours, will also be organized in this cultural establishment known for its collection of pre-Columbian art. An evening of thrills and discoveries guaranteed!

October 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. 9 rue Gilbert Brégail, Auch. Free for children. Reduced price of €3 for people in disguise. Full price: €6. More information .

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