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)


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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Rated 4.2 out of 5Musée Grévin Star Rating

5 Star Rating Fun and interesting, cool wax dolls and interior makes you think of 19th century France in a good way! Friendly personnel!

Toffe Ferrari - 3 days ago

4 Star Rating Great wax museum in Paris. It is a nice change of scenery as it's different that the other attractions. There are so many characters depicted there including actors, politicians, athletes, etc. There is also a light/illumination show which is nice. Few things to keep in mind, the ticket price is fairly high compared to other attractions, and the place is not a stroller friendly (there is so many stairs that I had to keep picking up my baby's stroller).

Ryan Alsaihaty - 22 days ago

5 Star Rating This wax museum is really pretty cool! The wax statues are so life-like. I couldn't even tell that the security guard standing near one of the wax statues was actually real until he turned his head - that's how good of a job they do. There are lots of different settings, including: the theatre, medieval, cartoons, sports, politicians, writers, movie stars, and television shows. There is a souvenir shop near the end as well. This is definitely worth a visit if you have some spare time!

Devin Christensen - 2 months ago

4 Star Rating This was a nice change of pace from the history & museums all week. Visited on our last day, we enjoyed the light show being super funky and the old theatre it appeared to be housed in. Some of the wax figures almost seemed to jump out of their seats! Cleanest restrooms in all of Paris. If you need a change of pace, this is it.

Laura Lewon - 2 months ago

4 Star Rating Fun and different museum. Didn’t know much of the wax figures as I am but French. Neat set up. We were basically tackled by an employee to take our pictures and then given no direction as to what to do to view them. Just strange. Overall it was a fun museum.

Victoria Miller - 3 months ago


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