People have been attracted to the beautiful shores of France for many reasons. The city of lights and the iconic Eiffel Tower has been a top spot for millions of people that has attracted many to its beauty. The wine in France is world renowned both in quality of the wine and the beauty of the landscape. If you’re going for these things, you’ve got a lot of options, but every country has a stranger side. Some attractions in France are just as well known but are on the stranger side of things. If you’re looking for something a little off the beaten path, check out some of the spookiest attractions in France.
6. Gardens of Versailles
Everyone’s familiar with the famous Marie Antoinette, the queen of France that was beheaded during the French Revolution. She’s long been immortalized in pop-culture and history as a victim of her time. She was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time in history. It’s in the Gardens where Marie’s ghost has been spotted many times in the area surrounding the Château and history buffs and ghost enthusiasts have traveled here to get a chance to spot the famous beauty.
5. Chateau de Versailles
Not every spooky spot is so notable, but the Château de Versailles itself has long been known throughout the whole of France to be one of the most haunted places in the country. The surrounding area around the Château de Versailles has long been known for its ghost sightings. Even if you don’t want to see ghosts, this is a beautiful location for anyone wanting to take in some of the local culture.
4. Basilica du Bois-Chenu
The Basilica at Le Bois-Chenu Domremy, is a church that was dedicated to the memory of Joan of Arc, the political and military figure that is most known for her fight against the English. She led the country in a fight to regain territory that was lost to the English during a war. She was later burned at the stake because her prowess in battle was seen as supernatural. She was burned as a witch. It’s fitting that this church, located near her home town in Domremy, France, that several ghost sightings have been reported. Ever since the 1900’s people have flocked to this spot for the chance to see some spooky action.
3. Mont St. Michel
This Abby, named after St. Michel, is a perfect example of a spooky atmosphere coupled with the most amazing architecture of the middle ages. This impressive attraction isn’t just a spot for ghost chasers by anyone wanting to see the beauty and craftsmanship of the old world religious sites.
2. Brissac Castle
Back in the 17th century, located in the Loire Valley of France, a castle was rebuilt called the Brissac Castle. This has been a top spot for ghost hunters and people interested in the rich and spooky history of the country. This is a spot that’s filled with ornate antiques, tapestries, and elaborate artwork but is also home to many ghosts, as the locals would say. It’s been uninhabited for years because residents were so scared of the resident ghosts, but the location offers tours to people all the time. The Brissac Castle has long been known for the eerie feeling that it evokes and if you want to see a old castle that will run shivers up your spine, you might want to give it a look.
1. Catacombs of Paris
In France during the mid 1700’s, France was a really important place and was one of the economic and political centers in the entire world. The city of Paris was growing so fast that they simply ran out of places to bury their dead. The Catacombs is a top destination for travelers wanting to take in a little history that lies on the more macabre side. The Catacombs of Paris, also known as the empire of the dead, is home to a vast network of passageways and tunnels that were dug underneath the city. The network was dug out for no other reason than to house the remains of the millions of dead. The bodies were buried along the walls and lined all of the tunnels throughout the Catacombs and lie there to this day. It’s a bit creepy, but tours run every day for people wanting to see the resting place of millions of people.
France is known for far more than its rich history in the spooky and scary, but if you’re wanting something a little different, check out these spots. These are just a few and many more spots are well known for their background in ghosts and ghouls. Whether you’re going for the ghosts or the beauty of the country, check out Frances many destinations to get the most out of your vacation.