France is a beautiful country with rich and varied history. Here, one gets to see the most amazing castles of Europe, magnificent museums and monuments, marvelous buildings with great architectural sense, theatres, opera and concert halls, posh restaurants and bars offering exotic food menus and wine. The country also offers some of the greatest tourist spots like luxury chateaus in Burgundy with swimming pools and miles of bike trails, the castles and rustic towns of the Loire Valley (with wineries too), the warmth and beauty of Provence, and the sunny beaches of Nice.
The Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, Lido, Moulin Rouge and neo-classic Haussmannian boulevards are included amongst the most interesting places to visit in Paris, the cosmopolitan capital of France.
If one gets tired of sightseeing and world class shopping facilities in this brightly lit up country, they may try out some of the scariest places in France. Generally, maximum tourists never get a chance to experience them. Yes, France has some creepiest, terrifying tales and dark secrets to unveil indeed. The top 10 must see haunted spots in France include Guy de Torno, Mont St. Michel, Château de Versailles. Monts d’AreeEuro Disney, Basilica at Le Bois-Chenu Domremy, Château of Versailles, Pere La Chaise Cemetery, Brissac Castle, The Catacombs, etc.
Louvre Museum; the place which exhibits the royal collection, antique sculpture, etc is one amongst the many haunted places to explore in France. Situated at the right bank of the river Seine, Louvre museum or simply Louvre is a historic monument and the largest national museum of France. It is believed that the unsatisfied tortured and starved souls are attracted by the display of great art works, and walk around this grand place to find a way out.
Many say that Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting Mona Lisa’s smile and face haunts them. The story of world-wide bestseller mystery-detective fiction Da Vinci Code written by Dan Brown revolves round a murder in Paris’s Louvre Museum and discovers a battle between the Priory of Sion and Opus Dei over the possibility of Jesus Christ of Nazareth having been married to and fathering a child with Mary Magdalene.
Many tourists, especially who travel without a tour guide gets lost forever in the Empire of the Dead. The Catacombs in France is one of the spookiest places in the world. It is just one big underground walk through the cemetery. It once became the official dumping ground of skeletons. To even think of the supernatural and paranormal experience makes a chill run down one’s spine.
The other haunted spots that France offers are Chateau of Versaillies where Marie Antoinette’s ghost has been spotted repeatedly, roaming the beautiful gardens that surround the château. One will also get an eerie feeling if he or she enters the Brissac Castle located at the Loire Valley of France and built in the 17th century. This castle filled with antiques, furniture, original tapestries, was a site of gruesome double murder.