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Jardin des Tuileries

Who would have thought that amongst the box hedges, marble statues, and gurgling fountains lurked one of France’s most infamous specters? The Red Man of the Tuileries, as he is known, was a butcher murdered on the orders of Catherine de Médici for the crime of knowing too much about the private affairs of the crown. Lord knows how he …

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Château de Bonaguil

Famous for being the location of Robert Enrico’s cult film Le Vieux Fusil (The Old Gun) from 1975, the Château de Bonaguil in the Lot-et-Garonne is popular with tourists of all different varieties. The building itself is a wonder of medieval architecture and worth visiting quite apart from the high chance that you will also encounter phenomena from the other …

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Gréoux-les-Bains

What is it about isolated mountaintop villages that just screams ghost story? This fortress town in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence has been touched by almost every major conflict in French history, and they have left an imprint that can be felt today. The paranormal misbehavior in Gréoux-les-Bains centers, as you would expect, on the 13th century castle at the summit. Walk alone at …

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Château de Blandy-les-Tours

Often cited as the most haunted castle in France, the phantoms of the Château de Blandy-les-Tours in Seine et Marne are firm believers in going big or going home. On All Saints’ Day (November 1st), the ramparts are said to be stalked by dozens of trapped spirits, while the sound of chains and muffled cries fills the air. A particularly …

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Abbaye de Mortemer

This religious monument in the Eure department, within easy reach of Le Havre and Rouen, has long been renowned for its paranormal activity. The star of the horror show is The White Lady. Thought to be Mathilde l’Emperesse, the daughter of the Abbaye de Mortemer’s founder, her spirit was even photographed back in 1999. Paranormal investigators on French television have …

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Parc Montsouris

This beautiful park located in the south of the city’s center may seem like an idyllic place for an afternoon stroll or a cozy lunch picnic, but be careful because you just might come across some headless ghosts! Why it’s so scary: The Parc Montsouris was said to be the testing area for the guillotine and is also being haunted …

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Bastille

The Notre Dame of Paris is one of the most notable tourist attractions in France, but little do most people know that it is also an alleged home of countless ghosts. Why it’s so scary: Aside from the grotesque-looking gargoyles that look a thousand times more sinister in the dark, stone faces are also carved in the walls, further heightening …

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Notre Dame of Paris

The Notre Dame of Paris is one of the most notable tourist attractions in France, but little do most people know that it is also an alleged home of countless ghosts. Why it’s so scary: Aside from the grotesque-looking gargoyles that look a thousand times more sinister in the dark, stone faces are also carved in the walls, further heightening …

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Chateau de Chateaubriant

This medieval castle located in Brittany is another popular haunted destination for hardcore ghost-chasers and regular curious folks alike. Why it’s so scary: There’s a legend tied to the castle about Francoise de Foix, the wife of Jean de Laval-Châteaubriant, Governor of Brittany, and mistress of King Francis I. Francoise suddenly died on the 16th of October in 1537, with …

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