Fashioned from the blueprint of London’s world-renowned Madame Tussauds, the Musée Grévin (Grevin Museum), Paris’s own waxwork museum, has been sculpting famous faces since it was founded back in 1882. Today over 500 waxwork figures—including politicians, movie stars, and historic icons—are on display.
Pre-booking tickets for the Grevin Museum ensures you get the best price and enjoy skip-the-line access. The museum is free to enter for holders of the Paris Pass and makes a popular stop on hop-on hop-off bus tours of the city.
Things to Know Before You Go
- You must leave large bags and strollers in the free cloakroom.
- The museum is fully accessible to wheelchair users.
How to Get There
The Grevin Museum is located on Boulevard Montmartre in Paris’ ninth arrondissement, a 10-minute walk from attractions such as the Palais Garnier opera house and the Galeries Lafayette department store. The closest metro station is Grands Boulevards (lines 8 and 9); car parking is available at Place de la Bourse.
When to Get There
The museum is open daily year-round, but opening hours vary; check the website. It can get busy, especially on summer weekends and during school holidays, so aim for an early morning or weekday visit to avoid the crowds.
Photo Opportunities at the Musée Grévin
Highlights of the wax museum include American film stars like Brad Pitt and George Clooney, political figures like Barack Obama, and singers including Celine Dion, Elvis Presley, and Michael Jackson, alongside homegrown heroes like French rally driver Sébastien Loeb and legendary screen siren Brigitte Bardot. Other exhibitions include the Hall of Mirrors, a series of historical scenes showing events like the falling of the Berlin Wall, and former French leaders like Charles de Gaulle, Joan of Arc, King Louis XIV, and Napoleon.