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.

Musée Grévin (Wax Museum) Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Address: 10 Bd Montmartre, 75009 Paris, France

Phone: 01 47 70 85 05

Official Website: Musée Grévin (Wax Museum)

Musée Grévin (Wax Museum) Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating We visited here because of the Go City Pass. The museum is absolutely amazing and interesting. The wax people look so real, and the props are all up to standards and quality. There are different kinds of scenes with various famous people from around the world. It’s good for photo shoots with your family and friends. Highly recommended if you’re visiting Paris and have sufficient time to walk around.
Coby Khor - a month ago

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4 Star Rating I believe no wax museum will come close to Madame Tussaud in London, and yet I really enjoyed Le Musée Grévin in Paris. We went at the beginning of the afternoon and there wasn’t a lot of people which was nice when taking photos. There are a lot of statues, mixing French artists and international artists. There was also quite a few interactive activities here and there. The rooms are all divided into themes which I felt were organised and nice to follow. If you like wax museum, I believe this is a good one to add to your list to visit.
Amanda - a month ago

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3 Star Rating The light show in beginning was good. However I was expecting little bit more. Maybe more french famous figurines. Also the lighting was poor. I think my expectations will be different if it will be my first visit of this type of museum. For the money it's not worth it.
Lucie Klusáčková - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating Superb! The museum starts with a visual mirror light display (odd) but after that introduction are a whole lot of French celebrities. It then moves through French history and culture. The museum also includes heaps of people that are internationally renown eg. John Lennon, Steve Jobs, politicians etc. so even if you are not familiar with France you’d have a great time. The museum is presented beautifully and there are lots of interactive exhibits eg. Levitating plank, DJ studio, the voice studio, etc. We found the museum was not busy mid week (less than 30 people in the hour and a half we were there) and we could take photos comfortably with any of the exhibits. The wax people are so realistic that at times the museum attendants blend in. The museum could make the name plaques a little bigger as sometimes they were hard to read but I cannot fault them as we had so much fun. Kids under 18 yo pay a cheaper entry, tickets are discounted if purchased 3 days ahead on their website and 15% off coupons can be found in many Paris visitor brochures. Don’t miss it!
Daph Aust - 5 months ago

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5 Star Rating Fantastic and great experience! Don't miss it! I would have liked to see Louis de Funes in it...
Pompiliu Maftei - 4 months ago

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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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