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List of reportedly haunted locations in France

There are numerous reportedly haunted locations in France. This list alphabetizes by region (including overseas regions and collectivities) these places and then alphabetically within each region (including overseas regions and collectivities).

Regions

Brittany

Île-de-France

Crypt of the Sepulchral Lamp in the Catacombs of Paris
  • Catacombs of Paris : It is said to be haunted by strange orbs and human figures from different centuries.[2]
  • Château de Versailles: once home to the French royal family between 1682 and 1789, a few tourists and employees have reported seeing people in 18th-century clothing.[2]
  • Cemetery of Père Lachaise: the largest cemetery in Paris, France; in the northeast part of the modern city, it is the most visited cemetery in the world, and is said to be one of the most haunted cemeteries in Europe.[2]

Normandy

Pays de la Loire

Château de Châteaubriant, said to be haunted by the ghost of Françoise de Foix.
  • Château de Brissac: legend says that Jacques de Brézé caught his wife, Charlotte, with another man, and in a fit of rage murdered them both.[2]
  • Château de Châteaubriant: this castle in the Loire-Atlantique département of western France is said to be haunted by the ghost of Françoise de Foix, a mistress of King Francis I. According to the legend, she was locked in her bed chambers by her husband, Jean de Laval-Châteaubriant, Governor of Brittany, jealous of her relationship with the King. She died on 16 October 1537, rumored to have been either poisoned or bled to death.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Legends of the ''Joueurs fantômes'' and the ''Manoir du Pied d'Ânon''". Bretagne.com. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "The Top 10 Weird Places in France You Didn’t Know". Paris365Days.com. 2007–2010. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Chambre dorée de Françoise de Foix" (in French). Pays de Châteaubriant website. Retrieved 22 February 2013.