6 Witchy Places to Visit in Paris!
Discover the enchanting mystique of Paris, France, as we unveil a curated guide to the city's most bewitching locales for modern witches and magical enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the esoteric energy of the City of Light, where hidden gems and ancient sites beckon those attuned to the mystical. Embrace the supernatural allure of this captivating metropolis, where every cobblestone street and historic landmark reveals a spellbinding narrative, perfect for those seeking a touch of magic in the heart of France.
1) The Witch's Rock
Let's start out our Witchy tour of Paris with a bang! Or is it a meteor? Within the labyrinth of Montmartre sits a mysterious rock called the Rocher de la Sorcières. No one really knows where it came from, as the stone is not local. There are many legends about the rock, but a common one is that it's the home of an evil witch. Is it just a rock? Perhaps a portal between worlds?
2) La Petite Ceinture
If one goes to Paris, one must simply do a photoshoot! Why not take some photos in the unusual greenspace right in Paris? La Petite Ceinture was a circular railway built as a means to supply the city's fortification walls, a line that was started by Napoleon III and Baron Haussmann, his influential city planner, also responsible for Paris' beautiful tree lined boulevards. Now it's become a beautiful green hidden path with strange vegetation and wildlife. The line is accessible from many of Paris' arrondissements ie the 12th,13th,14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th. Make sure to use your flash if you decide shoot in the long, dark tunnels.
3) La Maison de la Radiesthesie
For some witchy shopping, why not visit the oldest esoteric shop in Paris? We recommend La Maison de la Radiesthesie, or in English- 'The House of Divination". Crystals, books, pendulums, tarot cards- why not bring home an unusual Parisian gift for a witchy friend? And at the same time, maybe you could find yourself a new spellbook.
4) Musee Jaquesmart-Andre
Ok, full disclosure- The Jaquesmart-Andre museum is closed until September 2024 for renovations BUT keep this on your witchy Paris bucket list (and if you're reading this in autumn 2024, hello witches from the future!). This is a private museum and something for the more extravagant/ maximalist witches. The mansion was constructed in 1869 by a wealthy art collecting couple, Edouard Andre & Nelie Jaquemart and is a fairytale-like setting, where they held extravagant parties and displayed their carefully curated art collection. And we do love a hidden secret: While hosting parties, the opulent couple would transform The Picture Gallery, The Grand Salon, and The Music Room into a giant large ballroom by having the walls sink to the floors using a complex hydraulic system. A perfect museum for a sumptuous witch.
"The walls of the two entrance rooms, the cloakroom, and the hall were covered with a fragrant screen of violets and camellias. The gold decorations in the double ballroom glittered and sparkled in the light of a thousand candles"
5) The Sorbonne Observatory
For our last witchy thing to do, let's make it truly unusual! A night visit to an observatory where astronomy was taught to students a century ago. A 17th century building with astronomy equipment that dates back to the 1930s (and still works) that you get to tour and take in a panoramic view of Paris at night. The City of Lights. A city for witches.
And if the weather is right, you might be able to see the moon and planets through the telescope. Tickets are very limited and only available on Monday or Friday evenings!
6) Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature
Such an odd one but absolutely had to add it in! Uncover a trove of mystical artifacts and occult symbolism at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature. This unique museum houses a collection that transcends the mundane, featuring bewitching displays that captivate the imagination. Plus what's the harm of putting on a cute witchy outfit for the day and taking a few selfies?
Signed with love from Montreal's number one Elvira impersonator,