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 5

5 Star Rating the place that you can find your favorite celebrities to take photo with them ;) ;) ;) i love how they attention to small details

Lana Omar - 13 hours ago

5 Star Rating Must visit The Musée Grévin now contains some 450 characters arranged in scenes from the history of France and modern life, including a panorama of bloody scenes of the French revolution movie stars, and international figures such as Albert Einstein Obama, Jackie Chen, and many TV and film stars. The tableau of Charlotte Corday murdering Jean Paul Marat includes the actual knife and bathtub used. New wax characters are regularly added to the Museum.

A Rauf Razzak - 19 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 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 - 1 month ago

2 Star Rating It is good in terms of attractions, but nothing really different from other wax museums. A lot of celebrities and many important historical French names. The location also is nice, close to restaurants, etc. The downside is for the building, that is not prepared at all for handicapped neither parents with small children (0-2). Also the illumination is very poor to take pictures.

Daniel Prudente - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating Great place! Would be 5 stars if only some celebrities were more accurate, you have a lot of French famous people from centuries and from the present aside from that the Grévin is a visit you will enjoy at all :) you even have The Voice chairs and scenario to take a couple of funny and great pictures. Lots of places to eat nearby!

Stéfano Acosta - 2 months ago

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