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
Official Website: Musée Grévin (Wax Museum)Fee: Yes.
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)
Ratedout of 5
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 - 1 month ago
Nicely made with friendly staff. The visual effects should be better maintained and the lighting in the museum needs an update as multiple spots are dark and can’t be seen right. I. E. Jeanne d’Arc. Besides that worth a visit. Go early in the morning to avoid long waiting lines.
catch_hug - 5 months ago
Interesting museum. A Madame Tussaud’s sort of museum. There are some eye catching celebrities represented here. I think it’s worth a visit if you have the time. 4 stars because the place could be a little more well maintained. The building and interior is quite nice otherwise.
Cristina Pocol - 4 months ago
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!
D Cohen - 1 month ago
Fantastic and great experience! Don't miss it! I would have liked to see Louis de Funes in it...
Pompiliu Maftei - 29 days ago
Accommodations near 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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