Le Manoir de Paris
Lizz Casey relived some of the horror stories from Paris’ dark past when she entered the maze within Le Manoir de Paris…
Lizz Casey relived Paris’ dark past when she entered the maze within Le Manoir.
OnSunday 16th May, 1937 at 6.30pm, Laetitia Toureaux got on the Métro at Porte de Charenton. One minute later, the train reached the next station and six more people got into Laetitia’s carriage. The young woman was the only person in the empty compartment. She sat with her face hidden under her hat, as if she were asleep. But she wasn’t asleep. She was dead.
The murder of Laetitia Toureaux remains unsolved to this day. Paris has a long history of creepy stories, and this is just one of the many you’ll experience if you venture beyond the gothic façade of Le Manoir de Paris.
One of the first permanent horror houses in France, Le Manoir opened in 2011 in an old, classified building in the 10th arrondissement. Once inside, visitors enter a complicated maze peopled by characters from Parisian ghost tales, as well as a few international legends. About 40 actors re-enact vampire legends, Métro horror stories (like the murder of Laetitia Toureaux), The Phantom of the Opera, the story of the ghost of the Tuileries gardens … and even the story of a crocodile, which was discovered in the Parisian sewers in 1984 and now belongs to the Vannes Zoo (where they named her “Eléonore”).
Paris has a long history of creepy stories, [which] you’ll
experience if you venture beyond the
gothic façade of Le Manoir de Paris.
I’ve wanted to visit Le Manoir de Paris for a while, as I’ve always enjoyed a good scare, so I decided to go along to one of their special “Dark Night” events.