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 VisitFee: 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)
|Metro / RER Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|M8 or M9||Grands Boulevards||2 minutes|
|M7||Le Peletier||8 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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Ratedout of 5
Excellent experience, some celebrities are very well done so you can't tell if you're looking at the real person, but others are made like toys, but great place to visit, recommended
Rami Raouagi - 15 days ago
Really cool wax museum. I would visit again.
Amanda Dickey - 1 month ago
Many statues of wax to see. The rooms are also well decorated. To have !
TOUMAN BAKERS - 2 months ago
This was my first wax museum and it was amazing! Loved the entire experience and the unique aspect that a portion of it was made up of historical figures. Pours you out onto a cute little passageway between streets. Must see, especially if you have the museum pass!
Melissa Jensen - 2 months ago
We are from the US, so we didn't recognize all the people, but WOW the figures are so realistic. We had a great time. Great setting for each figure and opportunities for photo ops with each character. Pope Francis, Pope John Paul, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Jackie Chan, Obama were a few we recognized, rest were French. Get the Paris Pass on Viator. It's included as one of 60 attractions with free entry.
Michelle Luna - 5 months ago