Musée Grévin
(Wax Museum)

Musée Grévin is a world famous wax museum that brings history to life with its amazingly life-like replica's of historical and contemporary individuals

Interesting entrance to the Musée Grévin
Interesting entrance to the Musée Grévin cc licensed photo by Myrabella

The Musée Grévin is one of the most entertaining museums and attractions you'll find in Paris. It is a world famous wax museum that has been operating since 1882. The exhibits are suitable for people of all ages and interests. Located on the Grands Boulevards in the 19th arrondissement on the right side bank of the River Seine, Musée Grévin is easy to access.

The Musée Grévin is one of the oldest wax museums in the world and was started by Arthur Meyer, a journalist working for Le Gaulois. The museum contains an enormous variety and number of wax figures that are extremely life-like. The museum actually employs a number of real live actors to pose among the wax figurines, pretending to be part of the exhibit, and stand absolutely dead still and then all of a sudden they will come to life with often hilarious results as some people get a fright and run while others merely find it rather amusing, many find the reactions of the others amusing as well.

There is a great deal to see at the Musée Grévin and it is not all just famous Hollywood actors, there are also many sports personalities as well as some very interesting characters from different periods throughout history. One of the most popular segments of the entire museum is the French history section.

The French history section features many interesting displays of wax figures in tableau. There is a very interesting mix of history that includes some very dark and often rather macabre events as well as more positive ones. One of the most macabre displays of all is the tableau of the very famous murder of Jean Paul Marat by Charlotte Corday which actually uses real life props, the actual murder weapon, a knife and the actual bath in which he was murdered.

Nearby attraction: Palais Garnier

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes - Free with the Paris Pass

Address: 10 Boulevard Montmartre, 75009 Paris, France

Phone: 01 47 70 85 05

Official Website: Musée Grévin (Wax Museum)

Directions

Metro / RER Line Nearest Station Walking Time
M8 or M9Grands Boulevards2 minutes
M3Bourse6 minutes
M7Le Peletier8 minutes

How to get to Musée Grévin (Wax Museum) by Metro / RER

By Metro: Take Metro line 8 or 9 to Grands Boulevards Station and walk west on Blvd Montmartre. The Grévin is just a brief walk west of the station on the right hand side of the road (2 minutes) or take Metro Line 3 to Bourse Station and walk straight north on Rue Vivienne to Blvd Montmartre; cross over and look for the Museum entrance to your right (6 minutes) or take Metro Line 7 to Le Peletier Station and walk south along Rue Drouot (just east of the Metro exit) to Blvd Montmartre and go left (east) and watch for the museum entrance on the left.

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Reviews

Rated 4.1 out of 5

4 Star Rating Grevin wax museum is a great place to visit in Paris. It features more than 300 wax statues of famous personalities from all over the world. Price bit expensive but worth exploring the museum especially the wax statues in a relaxed manner. Worth taking selfies with your favorite stars.

Cyril Francis - 1 day ago

3 Star Rating Wax museum was interesting but not as cool as i was hoping it would be. Could be because i went solo would at least try it again.

Daniel Learn - 2 months ago

4 Star Rating Good collection, but mostly France related. Museum divided into different sections, History, Cinema, Art, Science. I liked the French History part a lot. There are internation stars, some look like what we see on-screen, like Ryan Gosling; others are a bad imitation version, like Scarlett Johannson. Visit only if you haven't been to any wax museum and want to experience the first time, otherwise can be skipped, if you are the first-timer in Paris.

Simran Bhullar - 2 months ago

5 Star Rating Very life like wax statues of people from all walks of life from different countries. Much more realistic than the ones at Madame Tussauds.

Vijay Toley - 2 months ago

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