Back to Hogwarts Day in Paris: get on the Knight Bus!

Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts fans, keep reading! Warner Bros. France has decided to celebrate ‘Back to Hogwarts Day’ on Sunday September 1, 2019 in Paris.

J.K. Rowling’s magical world called Wizarding World is buzzing since September 1 is just around the corner and this date is Back to Hogwarts Day. On the occasion, Warner Bros. France has decided to host an exceptional event in the heart of Paris. You and all the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts fans are expected to make the best of entertainments likely to be very varied.

Indeed, it’s traditionally on September 1 that students head back to Hogwarts, the famous wizarding school. It’s a key date for the fans across the globe who gather on the occasion to celebrate all together their love for this extraordinary universe.

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We must say that with 450 million copies sold, the Harry Potter saga has led to a huge community of fans called Potterhead and still today, they follow the news of the magic community via Pottermore. And while in movies, magic continues with Fantastic Beasts 3 said to be out on November 10, 2021 in France, the magical universe created by J.K. Rowling gathers more and more fans and spans the generations.

By the way, many are those who have devoted themselves to the universe of the saga. Some have made of quidditch (but muggle style) their favorite sport, while others tried to concoct butterbeer as show the many recipes you find all over the Internet. Harry Potter world becomes real thanks to the passion of its fans.

Retour à Poudlard célébré à Paris : Grimpez à bord du Magicobus !

Gryffindors, Slytherins, Hufflepuffs and Ravenclaws this is the event likely to get you agree with each other. This year, Warner Bros. France has decided to mark the occasion in Paris and plans to set us a special measure to take you to the heart of the wizarding universe. 

Everything starts with the Knight Bus "providing emergency transportation for the stranded witch or wizard". A replica of the wizarding bus hits the roads on Saturday August 31, 2019 and drive by Paris most beautiful monuments. Keep your eyes open, muggles!

And for September 1, 2019, the Knight bus will stop by the Port de la Tournelle and expects you from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. to enjoy entertainments. An ultra-immersive tour that works as a Diagon Alley taking you straight to the wizarding world. The perfect setting for a picture! You'll find Wizarding World official online store to get your stock of goodies.

Retour à Poudlard célébré à Paris : Grimpez à bord du Magicobus !

Outside the bus, bewitching entertainments are alos planned. If you've always dreamed of putting on Harry Potter's Invisibility cloak, an experience provided by Wow! Stuff will give you the illusion to hide in it. And although Quidditch games are not scheduled, you can challenged one another with a wizard duel in a very colorful setting.

Whether the Sorting Hat has alread picked your house or not, you can also wear the colors of one of Hogwarts houses and proudly show off your favorite house! And to immortalize this magical moment, three photocalls are available.

And all day long, surprises await. Gifts will be given for even more magic. Wands by Noble Collection, Warnerbros DVD sets, Gallimard-published books, Lego toys and Wrebbit toys, all you need to be happy wizards!

Oh and by the way, it's Leviooosa, not Leviosaaaaaaaaa.

Rizhlaine F.
Last updated on 28 August 2019

Practical information

Opening Time
On 1 September 2019
From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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    Location

    Port de la Tournelle
    75005 Paris 5

    Access
    Métro Maubert-Mutualité (ligne 10), Jussieu (lignes 7 et 10) et Sully-Morland (ligne 7)

    Prices
    Free

    Recommended age
    For all

    Official website
    wizardingworld.warnerbros.fr

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