See your favorite artists and personalities in original life-like wax figures at the historic Grévin Wax Museum in Paris. Sing with Michael Jackson,…
Located on the Boulevard Montmartre is one of Paris' more curious attractions. Don't go just for the waxworks though, as the historic Musée Grévin goes beyond lifeless likenesses, capturing the evolution of French culture over the last century. Here's how!
The baroque Grevin Wax Museum was built in 1882 by the journalist Arthur Meyer and named for its first artistic director Alfred Grévin, who became totally immersed in the project.
"Pauvre Pierrot" is a 15-minute story about a love triangle created by French inventor Émile Reynaud. Made in 1892, it was eventually screened alongside two of his later films.
The grisly model of Charlotte Corday murdering radical revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat contains the actual knife and bathtub used in the 1793 killing!
You can't miss it! The elaborate Hall of Mirrors was built for Paris' Universal Exhibition in 1900. To this day it remains one of the museum's most popular exhibits!
Bringing the little ones? Skip the Medieval torture tableaus and head to Children's World. There they can play amongst characters from their favorite films, cartoons, and comics!
The museum offers reduced ticket prices for off-peak visits. Arrive between 11:00AM and 1:00PM on any day, 3:00PM and 5:00PM on weekdays, and 4:00PM and 6:00PM on weekends. You can book in advance too, but remember that off-peak tickets are only valid between the given times.
The Musée Grévin is open from 10:00AM to 6:00PM on weekdays and 9:30AM to 7:00PM on weekends.
Visitors can reach the Grevin Wax Museum via Metro lines 8 & 9 to Grands Boulevards, or by taking bus routes 20, 39, 48, 67, 74, or 85.
- When to visitThe museum is open from 10:00AM to 6:00PM on weekdays and 9:30AM to 7:00PM on weekends.
- What is the price?Peak season adult tickets start at € 21.50. Several concessions options are available.
- Will I need a guide?A guide at the museum is not necessary.
- How to get thereTake the Metro lines 8 or 9 to Grands Boulevards or bus routes 20, 39, 48, 67, 74, or 85.
- Additional tipsPlan to spend about an hour and a half at the museum. | Photos are allowed! Make sure to get a shot of yourself next to your favorite star!