15 Horror Activities to Have Fun Being Scared in Paris

Are you a thrill-seeker and do you want to participate in some scary experiences? Whether for Halloween or another day, here are the best activities to have fun being scared in Paris.


The Dark Dreams

63 Rue de la Fraternité, 93100 Montreuil

the dark dreams

This is the most immersive and thrilling activity in the Parisian region.

Overcome your fears with this new kind of activity! The Dark Dreams Paris is a very unusual immersive haunted show that you will not find anywhere else in Europe.

Explore a 1200m² maze in total darkness, take up challenges, solve puzzles, face evil creatures and live an adventure you will remember for a long time…

Halfway between a live performance and an Escape Game, Parasomnia is the activity you must not miss under any circumstance.

Price: €55/person

Information and booking (website in French)


Phantom Manor – Disneyland Paris

Boulevard de Parc, 77700 Coupvray

Phantom Manor

If you want to have fun being scared, go to the Phantom Manor in Disneyland Paris, a few kilometers away from the capital.

Discover a haunted manor that looks like the Psychose house in the Alfred Hitchcock movie. Suitors who came for the daughter of the manor’s patriarch all met mysterious and premature ends. Discover their tormented story.

Begin your adventure by getting on a lift and prepare to board small shuttles within the spooky house. Discover characters appearing in the manor’s mirrors.

Rather frightening for kids, this attraction is less scary for adults. Nevertheless, it will be an opportunity to discover a mysterious and fascinating place during your visit to the famous Disneyland Paris park.

Price: from €81 to enter the park

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Rocky Horror Show

42 Rue Galande, 75005 Paris

Rocky Horror Show
Photo credit: Charles Mims under CC BY-NC 2.0

Are you a movie fan? Watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show in the Studio Galande  (French website). The movie is shown every week on Fridays and Saturdays at 10 pm.

Attend this unusual screening. Everything that happens on the screen happens in the room. Many animators dressed as the movie characters perform the same movements, simultaneously, in the room.

Besides watching the show, you can participate! Props such as rice, water, confetti, or toilet paper are included. So do not forget to bring some stuff.

Price: €12

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You have sixty minutes – The cannibal

57 Rue de Maubeuge, 75009 Paris

You have sixty minutes

The brand You have sixty minutes known as the “goriest” escape game in the capital welcomes you. You will plunge into the heart of a terrifying story, led by the cannibal of Paris.

Get ready to escape the cannibal. Search everywhere for padlocks, bolts, or chests to get out.

Disregarding the disturbing and terrifying atmosphere of this escape game, you will have to solve rather simple riddles.

You will participate in a colorful experience. Not for the faint of heart. Verbal and visual violence plus physical ruckus will be at the heart of this escape game.

Price: €120 for a group of 2 to 6 people

Information and booking (in French)


Panik Room

38 Rue Croix des Petits Champs, 75001 Paris

Panik Room

Do you like ghosts and the paranormal? This activity is perfect for you. The Panik Room invites you to hunt the spirits of an 80-years uninhabited house and explore the past of the missing family.

Several roles are offered. Guide the hunters through a video device. Take a talkie-walkie and send the hunters to explore the house. Or hunt the spirits alone or in pairs, blindfolded, guided by your team.

With your team of 3 to 6 hunters, you will have 90 minutes to investigate and explore the haunted house.

Price: from €46/person

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Lost Asylum – One hour

24 Rue Emile Lepeu, 75011 Paris

Lost Asylum

Immerse yourself in a stressful escape game at One hour. In the Lost Asylum activity, you will discover the history of a former psychiatric hospital with a dark past. A mental health patient murdered several doctors and then disappeared.

Enter a room that looks like a horror movie. With the old-fashioned scenery and the sound atmosphere, you will feel as if you have entered a place that has been forgotten. This escape game will keep you busy keeping you searching, handling and thinking,

Enter this adventure in groups of 2 to 5 players.

Price: from €55/person

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Immersive Escape Game: “The Trip”

You will be informed of the meeting point the previous day or a few hours before the activity

Escape Game The Trip

Come and have an experience in the streets of the 11th district of Paris!

Unlike your typical escape game, the investigation of “The Trip” takes place outdoors and includes professional actors with whom you will have to interact. Your goal? Help a someone who believes in animal safety and protection infiltrate the dangerous agency: The Trip, which seems to be the mastermind behind a terrible animal trafficking syndicate and a terrifying experimental laboratory.

What makes this escape game unique is that the choices you and your team make will influence the course of the story. You will actually have to talk to the actors and negotiate with the characters they play rather than simply gather information to help you solve the puzzles.

Come along with at least 3 other friends over the age of 16 for a thrilling, adrenaline-filled adventure that will last about two hours.

Price: from €39/person

Booking information (site in French)


Special Halloween Escape Game: “The Scary Trip”

You will be informed of the meeting point the previous day or a few hours before the activity

Escape Game The Scary Trip

For even more thrills, here is another version of The Trip escape game, but there is a twist: it’s the special Halloween option called “The Scary Trip”.

The concept is the same: you carry out an investigation and solve a case thanks to real-life characters played by actors. They will guide you through the story.

However, this version of the scenario is even darker, more frightening and more eventful: you will have to move around in the dark, with torches as your sole light source. You are looking for Claire, a young woman who has disappeared in a scientific complex that human guinea pigs have taken over.

The little twist? You’ll be chased by a dangerous psychopath who will do everything in his power to stop you! Are you ready for the big Halloween thrills?

Again, you must be at least 16 years old to participate and a game lasts about two hours with 4 players.

Price: from €268 for a group of 4 people

Booking information (site in French)


Escape Game: The Elevator (L’Ascenseur in French)

RASHOMON ESCAPE : 26 Rue Breguet, 75011 PARIS

Escape Game The Elevator

Welcome to Rashomon, an escape game that offers immersive scary experiences.

Here is your mission: in an old Parisian building, there is a haunted lift. No one who has entered it has ever come out…

No one has ever been able to solve the mystery of this gloomy lift, which seems to swallow everyone and everything that enters it. Therefore, the elite secret organization to you are a part of decided to send its best agents… you.

The Elevator escape game is a clever mix of suspense, screams, claustrophobic situations and a good dose of scares that will definitely give you goosebumps.

You will have one hour to discover all the secrets of this old Parisian building and its haunted lift.

Price: from €50/person

Booking information (site in French)


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The Catacombs

1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris

The Catacombs
Bones organized in walls

Discover this labyrinth in the heart of Paris, located 20 meters underground. Go down the 131 steps leading to Paris Catacombs and discover the largest ossuary in the world.

At the end of the eighteenth century, due to hygiene problems, bones were piled up underground.

Go for a walk of about 1.5 km, for 1 hour. Observe the bones organized in walls, such as rows of shins or skulls. Behind the facades, the remaining fragmented bones are piled up.

You will have the opportunity to see monuments like altars and tombs, such as the Lacrymatory sarcophagus.

Please note that the site is not recommended for people suffering from claustrophobia or for the faint of heart, as the place can be stressful.

Price: €29

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Manoir de Paris

18 Rue de Paradis, 75010 Paris

Manoir de Paris
Photo credit: Mbzt under CC BY-SA 4.0

Update 17/October/2023: The Manoir de Paris is temporarily closed but a special event is organized for Halloween in La Villette.

If you want to have fun being scared, go to the must-see Manoir de Paris, one of the top places for horrific shows in France.

This manor will make you relive about twenty Parisian legends during an interactive tour. Twenty professional actors play legendary characters such as the Man in the Iron Mask, Quasimodo, the Phantom of the Opera and many others. You will be at the heart of an interactive sharing with the actors and will live an unprecedented experience.

As soon as you enter the manor, you will be surprised by scary monsters, which will give you a foretaste of the experience that awaits you.

On Halloween, try out the Dark Night, a special event that plunges you into complete darkness with only a luminous stick to guide you.


Les visites de Théo

Place de la Grève
Place de la Grève, a former execution square – Photo credit: Celette under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

With Les visites de Théo, you can follow in the footsteps of the capital’s criminals (French website). You may not encounter ghosts and zombies on your journey, but the terrifying tales will make you see the city differently.

Several routes will make you discover the criminal history of Paris such as Paris Criminel Paris Assassin or Paris Meurtrier (French websites).

Discover the secrets of the Latin Quarter by going through the guillotine workshop and the Place de l’Estrapade, an ex-execution square. Walk through the Châtelet-Les Halles district, another assassin area of Paris, and discover other previous execution sites such as the Place de la Grève or the Pilori.

Expect to pay about fifteen euros for a two-hour visit. Remember to book.

Price: 17€


Le Pavillon des Mystères

39 Quai de la Loire, 75019 Paris

Fortune Tellers

At the end of the year, during the Halloween period, the Pavillon des Canaux becomes the Pavillon des Mystères (French website).

Enjoy exhibitions, conferences and mysterious meetings. Ghost hunters, fortune-tellers and many others will explain mysterious phenomena.

Discover occult cultures and open your mind for a few hours. You may not be scared but you will have the opportunity to discover paranormal and supernatural mysteries.


The Museum of Magic and Automata

11 Rue Saint Paul, 75004, Paris

Museum of Magic and Automata

Visit the Museum of Magic and Automata for a magical and unique experience.

Explore a fascinating collection of magical objects, optical illusions, automata, and their intriguing histories.

Delve into the rich history of prestidigitation in France.

As a special treat for Halloween, the museum offers games, a spooky atmosphere, and decorations tailored for the occasion.

Price: €15

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The Paradox Museum

38 boulevard des Italiens, 75009 Paris

paradox museum

Do you like illusions and surprises? If so, the Paradox Museum is perfect for you.

Participate in this multi-sensory tour which will challenge your senses and your perception of reality.

This museum has more than 90 experiences and tours to have a good time with family, or friends.

Price: €27

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