This waxwork museum will take you on a journey through history,
magic, illusion, and mystery with around 500 different wax models that range from
politicians, actors and models through to the pope, French chefs, sporting stars, writers
such as Hemingway, film-makers such as Alfred Hitchcock, and important figures in history
such as Joan of Arc, etc.
The Musée Grévin wax museum also features spectacular waxwork scenes from French history
and you can get to see a very dramatic display from the French revolution.
But as you climb up a marble staircase you will enter the room of mirrors or the Palais
des Mirages, as it is known, which is a hexagonal room that has a very special effect with
the lights and multiple reflections from the mirrors that go from floor to ceiling and
completely surround you.
Children will certainly love the whole museum and be very impressed by the many deforming
mirrors in the Palais des Mirages section and will be a rather pleasant treat for them
rather than looking at works of art by the likes of Picasso
and Rodin on their time in Paris.
We have not seen this ourselves, but have heard there is often an actor pretending to be
one of the wax models who then moves so as to surprise everyone, so beware if you have a
You will be pleased to know that photography is allowed and there is also a gift shop, but
things do tend to be a bit on the expensive side, including the admission fee, especially
when you consider how very little is charged for some of the other museums in Paris.
The Musée Grévin is open from 10am through to 6pm on a Monday through to Friday and on a
Saturday, Sunday and during the school holidays it is open from 10am through to 7pm, but
please note that you cannot enter this museum under one hour before it closes. This
lovely wax museum is also closed on national holidays.
Address & Contact Details:
10 Boulevard Montmartre
Telephone: 1 47 70 85 05