Grevin Wax Museum

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5 things to know about the Musée Grévin

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!

  • 1. It's one of the oldest wax museums in Europe

    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.

  • 2. It exhibited the first animated film in 1894

    "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.

  • 3. It incorporates real murder exhibits

    The grisly model of Charlotte Corday murdering radical revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat contains the actual knife and bathtub used in the 1793 killing!

  • 4. Check out the Hall of Mirrors

    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!

  • 5. Kids will love the Children's World

    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!

Planning Your Visit

  • Booking tickets

    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.

  • What are the opening times?

    The Musée Grévin is open from 10:00AM to 6:00PM on weekdays and 9:30AM to 7:00PM on weekends.

  • How to get there?

    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.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    The museum is open from 10:00AM to 6:00PM on weekdays and 9:30AM to 7:00PM on weekends.
  • Is it expensive?
    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 there
    Take the Metro lines 8 or 9 to Grands Boulevards or bus routes 20, 39, 48, 67, 74, or 85.
  • Additional information
    Plan 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!

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Fantastic evening in the hard rock cafe,it was very very busy evening and with us booking made sure we'd no waiting time,the food was delicious and the staff were amazing,especially Mark and Alex who really looked after us.

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Daniel our waiter was great!!!! Very friendly and great service. We were seated immediately and all staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. As always the food was great and plentiful.

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