Then you have the Paris Grevin Magazine that highlights numerous different celebrities in different surroundings such as actors in their dressing rooms before going on stage, within a Paris brasserie, at a fashion show, etc and here you can see the waxworks of people such as Ernest Hemingway, Luciano Pavarotti, Naomi Campbell, Pablo Picasso and many more.
The Tout Paris Theatre is a display that provides a discreet atmosphere with all of the characters in evening dress and portrays top singers such as Celine Dion and Elton John along with actors and actresses etc.
And when you look back at the history of the Musee Grevin, you will find that the Palais des Mirages or Hall of Mirrors was actually produced for the Universal Exhibition in 1900 and with its sound and light show and special effects, it has been completely renovated and provides a unique show not to be missed.
There is also another section called the Snapshots of the 20th Century that takes a look back in time to some of the major events that occurred throughout the world, such as the first step on the moon and the falling of the Berlin Wall. Plus there are some unforgettable people recognised within this section like Louis Armstrong, Brigitte Bardot and Jimi Hendrix.
There are of course new exhibits being added to this museum every year and some of the more recent ones include Nicolas Cage, Barack Obama, George Clooney and Penelope Cruz. But one of the more unusual exhibits has got to be a scene with the famous prehistoric squirrel named Scrat from the Ice Age movies that scrabbles away trying to get to his nut.
And you can find out even more behind the scenes at the Musee Grevin on how the waxworks are made and children with their parents can go on a Discovery Tour circuit and find out the different materials used. They are even allowed to touch some of the components used, which means that it becomes a hands on experience for a greater understanding as to the expertise and precision that goes into every figure produced.
But just next door is the recently opened Cafe Grevin where you can sit and relax and let your imagination wander at what you have experienced in the Musee Grevin waxwork museum.
Access to the Musee Grevin Museum
The Musee Grevin Waxwork museum is open every day of the year, even on Christmas Day, although the hours do change and are shorter on National French holidays such as 1pm January when it opens at 1pm and closes at 7pm.
However, normal opening times are a Monday to Friday from 10am through to 6.30pm and on a Saturday and Sunday from 10am through to 7pm, but we would like to point out that last admission to the museum is one hour prior to closing.
The cost of entry as of 2012 is €22 for adults, €15 for children aged between 6 and 15 and it is free for children under six years of age, but there is a reduced rate applicable to student, the disabled and those with a large family of more than three children.
You can purchase your tickets in advance via their dedicated website or at certain shops such as Carrefour, Auchan and Virgin or of course at the time of your visit and you will be pleased to know that the Musee Grevin is now fully accessible to the disabled and those in wheelchairs.
But if you are planning to visit this museum in Paris as part of a group consisting of 20 or people, then you do need to make a prior reservation by telephone on +33 8 26 30 20 50, which is charge at €0.15 per minute, however the cost may be higher if phoning from abroad or via a mobile phone.
Located within the 9th Arrondissement of Paris, the nearest Metro Stations are called the Grands Boulevards and the Richelieu - Drouot, which can be accessed via lines 8 or 9, in addition to the Paris buses numbered 20, 39, 48, 67, 74 and 85
More information on Musee Grevin
- The History Of Musee Grevin
- Cafe Grevin
Address and Contact Details
10 Boulevard Montmartre
Ile de France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 47 70 85 05
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Musee Grevin Waxworks Museum in Paris
The Musee Grevin is the waxwork museum in Paris that was first opened in 1882, and it is here that you will be able to have your picture taken next to one of the famous celebrities or discover some the famous people brought back to life from yesteryear.
About the Musee Grevin
There are actually several different sections and themes at the Musee Grevin and there is one part called the Grevin Collection that is dedicated to some of their most fabulous masterpieces like Albert Einstein, Elvis Presley, Alfred Hitchcock, Mahatma Gandhi and Michael Jackson, that are surrounded by the sumptuous decor first implemented over 100 years ago.
You have a section on the history of France from the middle ages to the 19th century, through the Renaissance period and the Second Empire where you will see different parts of the history highlighted such as Joan of Arc or King Louis XIV and his court at Chateau de Versailles.