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 rumors saying she was locked up in a room by her jealous husband, and then poisoned and bled to death.

What to look out for:

The ghost of Francoise de Foix is said to appear on the stroke of midnight every October 16th. She is followed by a ghostly procession of knights and monks.