Halloween has come a long way since the Celts celebrated the date as a transition from summer to winter. This year, don’t limit yourself to dressing up in a tacky costume, carving a wonky smile onto a pumpkin, and answering the door to a plague of irritating trick or treaters – head to some truly spooky dwellings, wild street parties or ghoulish haunts around the world instead. Here’s HI’s guide to the eeriest, and coolest, places to be seen this Halloween.
Paris has one of the largest populations of English-speaking transplants around. Many are travellers tired of their home country, professionals placed there by their company, or creatives who have been coming to Paris and seeking inspiration since the literary and artistic migration of the Lost Generation in the early 1900s. And with enough history to spend a lifetime exploring, it’s energetic culture, and decadent nightlife, it’s no wonder why they stay.
House icons spin new beats while pushing the edge of electronic music as rock gods reunite on legendary stages. Meanwhile, pop divas mesmerize crowds of thousands and notorious rap crews unleash fresh rhymes with fury at packed out places all across the Continent. So book your tickets before they sell out and gear up for a show to remember at some of our favorite live music venues in Europe.
Every year in February, it is a bit the same story: everybody goes on the quest of the perfect present to impress his Valentine and organize an unforgettable evening. With 120 Hostels located throughout France, the FUAJ proposes to break the routine without breaking the bank!
Your dream is to spend a couple days in Paris but you think the city is very expensive? There are many free activities in the capital of France and here are a great selection of 10 FREE things to do in the beautiful city of Paris!
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