For some, Halloween is a children’s holiday, a time to dress up as a princess or a superhero and collect candy from kindly neighbors. For others, however, the spooky holiday is a dark reminder of the malignant forces and ghoulish monsters that may lurk in the shadows.
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One such place that embraces the darkness of Halloween is Le Musée des Vampires, or the Vampire museum, outside of Paris. This cabinet of curiosities, open year-round, displays art objects and historical artifacts that recall the macabre history both of France and beyond.