Le Manoir de Paris Horror museum tours and shows
Although classed as a museum, this unusual tourist attraction is more like a theatrical show where you can discover horrifying and strange facts about Paris, but from the guillotine through to the phantom of the opera and actors re-enacting different events, this place is not for the faint hearted.
About the Manoir de Paris
Le Manoir de Paris is known as a Haunted House and is classified as a theme park in Paris, and was the brainchild of an American living in Paris called Adil Houthi, which took over two years of design and over six months of preparations and rehearsals for the actors.
The whole concept was to bring back to life legends of Paris from folklore tales and true events that occurred in the city from the 17th century, and there are different rooms you discover on your terrifying journey on this indoor tour, where you can experience the darker side of the history of Paris.
One particular part at the Manoir de Paris is the legend of the Count of le Manoir who resided at 18 Rue de Paradis who took to collecting creatures as hideous as he became, yet there are numerous other scary and interesting events covered such as the guillotine, Quasimodo from Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo, the bloody baker and the mad barber.
You can also discover the ghost of Tuileries Gardens, La Voisin witch, the Catacombs, the Montparnasse vampire, the Phantom of the Opera Garnier, and many more unusual events at this tourist attraction in Paris, which can be exceedingly scary in parts, especially with the actors making things even more realistic.
Visiting Le Manoir de Paris
The Manoir de Paris is open on a Friday from 6pm through to 10pm, and on a Saturday and Sunday from 3pm through to 7pm, but is closed at all other times.
However, we would like to point out that pregnant women and those with heart conditions or poor health will not be allowed to enter. Also, this visit is not recommended for a child under the age of around 10 or 11, and from that age upwards, it then up to the parents discretion as to whether they feel their child would be able to cope with the visit.
The normal cost of entry for an adult is €25 as of 2014, but children from the age of 10 to 15 get a reduced rate of €18.50 and between 15 and 18 years of age, the cost is €22.50.
You may also be pleased to know that the whole experience is wheelchair friendly with a member of staff on hand to help out, and the visit is possible in English by informing a member of staff prior to entering.
When it comes to getting to the Manoir de Paris, you have the Gare de l’Est train station very close by, which serves the RER and the Metro via line 5, along with many high speed trains to other areas of France and Europe.