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 4.2 out of 5Musée Grévin Star Rating

4 Star Rating This is like Madame Tussauds. Many of the figures were realistic. Truly enjoyable experience. There was a dark room show that was very good. Worth a visit. Kids and adults will feel entertained. Mind you, a couple of those figures will be real humans :D . Paris pass will let you get in at no extra cost and will be fairly quick. However, we had a bit of delay with Paris pass due to some other issues. One could spend about 3-4 hours easily. We were in a hurry and covered it in under 2 hours, but still enjoyed.

Sai Mahesh VBSV - 5 days ago

5 Star Rating It was a good surprise again! I picked to visit this wax museum just because there was a 'bundle ticket' (available online) for Cineaqua and Musée Grévin with a rather attractive discount, and the young one on the journey with us had been so determined to visit the Aquarium, like in many other cities. So, it sounds like an 'add-on', right? But then we were thrilled, not once, but many times throughout the visit. It was nice to get to know a little more about French history, in a more leisurely, less conventional and boring way. Even the youngest one in our group enjoyed it so much and absorbed quite a lot about French history that way! There was even a big Little Prince statue which was such a highlight for me! There were also many superstars, posed in different scenes for us to photo with. It was a mix of French and international figures, so no one shall get bored. Unfortunately, due to the Metro delay, we had only nearly two hours to visit this museum, which was far from enough! I would love to take more photos, read more about the production of all those amazing wax statues in details, etc. So, I may visit it again next time! 😉

Cheryl Hung - 6 days ago

4 Star Rating It's a good museum if you have kids. Also if you know the French artists

Joy Pèrez - 22 days ago

4 Star Rating Always interesting to see how famous people are pictured. Interaction inside the museum Great experience

Guillaume Dallemagne - 29 days ago

4 Star Rating A very beautiful and wonderful museum with many famous figures, including the former Indian President Gandhi, made of wax in a professional and beautiful way. The museum has a souvenir shop and delivery service at a symbolic price.

Abdulrahman Alshihhi - 2 months ago

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