No doubt -- there are spirits in the air in France.
Don't believe me? Then spend some time in the Paris Catacombs. This deep underground cave devoted to the bones of the dead is certain to make you believe in all things ghostly. How about Pere Lachaise cemetery? The cobblestone walkways between the ancient graves sometimes feel that they will cave under your feet. And what about some of the crypts that are no longer completely sealed? I dare you to peek inside one of them on a cold, crisp autumn night.
One of my favorite things to do when I visit Paris with my hubby Adam is to wander the narrow cobblestone streets of the oldest parts of the City of Light late at night and breathe in the history and romance of this ancient place. Sometimes it's really quite creepy to look up at the dark, imposing shadows of the Concierge, where Marie Antoinette spent her last days imprisoned before meeting her sad fate . . . Even the river Seine has a certain eeriness about it when the wind is blowing and you can only hear the faint sounds of traffic above and the rippling water below.
Confectionique's October "The Menacing Maison" market is where the City of Light meets the darkness. It's the first of our 2018 "Les Trois Fêtes" year-end holiday festivals at Confectionique!
What scares you? At Confectionique, we will do our best to creep you out just a little bit -- but with Paris style, naturally!
I hope you will join us on Thursday, October 11th from 5:00pm-8:00pm for Nuit Blanche and help us kick off our "Menacing Maison" market as we celebrate all things Paris, and all things Halloweenish. (Or should we say "Hallo-oui-nish?) Get ready for a spooky season filled with autumn delights!
October "The Midnight Chateau" Market Hours:
Thursday, Oct. 11: 5pm-8pm (Nuit Blanche!)
Friday, Oct. 12: 10am-5pm
Saturday, Oct. 13: 10am-5pm
Sunday, Oct. 14: Noon-5pm