Harry Potter: The Forbidden Forest Experience Is Coming To Montauban

Many Potterheads hoped that the Harry Potter: Forbidden Forest experience would one day come to France. Good news for all French fans of the wizarding world and fantastic beasts: this attraction will be set up in Montauban next October, just a few days before Halloween! If you missed this experience during its stint in the UK or Brussels, book your tickets without delay! We tell you everything about this event that promises visitors a magical evening.

The Forbidden Forest finally arrives in France

After touring Europe, North America, and Asia, the attraction Harry Potter: Forbidden Forest experience is finally arriving in France to the delight of French fans. More than 200,000 visitors are expected for this event named Harry Potter: The Forbidden Forest Experience.

The wizarding world and the magical creatures that inhabit it will take over the Jardin des Plantes of Montauban starting next autumn. From October 19, 2024, this garden will be transformed into the Forbidden Forest, thanks to the magic of theatrical illusions, special effects, and illuminations. This event follows the Lantern Festival organized in the city for the past two years.

This experience, conceived by Discovery Global Themed Entertainment, Warner Bros, and Fever, will be presented for the first time to the French public, in collaboration with the Greater Montauban community in Tarn-et-Garonne. Before coming to France, some fans were able to discover it in 2021 in Cheshire, on the outskirts of Manchester, and in 2022 in Groenenberg, on the outskirts of Brussels in Belgium.

Get ready for a night walk full of surprises

The Forbidden Forest experience in Montauban invites you to a nighttime walk full of surprises. Take out your wands and get ready to meet fantastic animals and cast spells!

At nightfall, visitors will have to make their way into the depths of the forest, following a path illuminated by fascinating lights. During this moonlit adventure, they will encounter creatures straight out of the Harry Potter universe, such as a hippogriff and niffler...

The nighttime experience offered at the Jardin des Plantes in Montauban is inspired by both the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films. The sounds, lights, and special effects will bring the Wizarding World to life thanks to the talent of award-winning scenographers and experience creators.

Share a magical moment with your family

The Forbidden Forest Experience is a unique attraction in France that allows fans to relive some of the most epic scenes from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films.

Throughout this nighttime outdoor journey, visitors will interact with magical creatures and bow before a Hippogriff, just as Hagrid taught Harry... Each visitor will also be able to cast the Expecto Patronum spell and see their very own Patronus appear before their eyes!

In summary, this Harry Potter attraction promises an unforgettable evening for the whole family, on an enchanted trail where magic awaits at every turn. After observing the spiders and centaurs, both young and old can regain their strength at the wizarding village, thanks to a selection of light refreshments (drinks and snacks).

Before leaving, Potterheads will surely want to visit the souvenir shop to complete their collection of merchandise from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films.

Practical information

Harry Potter: The Forbidden Forest Experience is coming to Montauban starting October 19, 2024. There is no age limit as this attraction is designed for witches and wizards of all ages!

Jardin des Plantes
43 Grand Rue Sapiac
82000 Montauban

Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 6 PM to 11 PM on weekdays and until midnight on weekends and during school holidays.
Duration: approximately 1 to 1.5 hours

The gates open at 6 PM, but the organizers reserve the right to delay the opening by a few minutes in October to ensure the best possible experience for visitors.

To enter the Jardin des Plantes, visitors will need to present a QR code corresponding to their reservation time.

Adults: starting at €19
Children: starting at €14
Free for children under 3 years old

At certain times and days when higher attendance is expected, prices will be higher.

If you are interested, you can sign up for the presales which will open on Thursday, June 20, 2024, by visiting the official experience website (link below). These presales give early access to the first 15,000 tickets sold.

It will then be possible to sign up for a second list to gain access to exclusive information and ticket sales during the official ticket office opening next September.

Author: Audrey
Copyright image: Warner Bros
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More informations: https://hpforbiddenforestexperience.com/montauban/
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