Explore 19th- and 20th-century Paris at the Grevin Wax Museum with this priority access ticket. Step through the reserved pre-paid ticket entrance to see more than 200 wax figures populate historic scenes of Paris. Snap photos of the famous lookalikes, including Lorie, Mimie Mathy, Louis XIV and Jean de La Fontaine, and learn how the wax figures are made at the end of the tour.
Grevin - Paris Wax Museum
In 19th-century Paris, curious residents wanted to keep up with the latest news in an era before television. Journalist Arthur Meyer came up with the idea of making 3D life-sized renderings of current events and personalities making the headlines in the popular daily newspaper of the day, 'Le Gaulois.' Parisians took to the idea instantly, flocking in droves to walk through the life-like scenes Meyer had created with wax figures.
Today, the newly-renovated Grevin Wax Museum honors its origins and also includes wax figures from modern decades, too. You, like 19th-century Parisians, can explore historic scenes rendered in wax figures. See settings from 19th and 20th century France – the theatre, artist studios, the brasserie – as well as major events depicted with more than 200 wax figures. Many are positioned so you can pose for photographs with them. See the likes of Louis XIV, Mimie Mathy, Jean de la Fontaine and Lorie, as well as modern celebrities.
After a tour of this famous Paris wax museum, don't miss a chance to learn how all the wax figures are made.
See the Itinerary section for more details about the various halls of the Grevin Wax Museum.
Hall of Mirrors
A sumptuous marble staircase, built in 1900, leads you to a world which is one-of-its kind worldwide, beginning with the Hall of Mirrors. Don't expect to believe your eyes and ears! Created for the 1900 Universal Exhibition and moved to the Grevin Museum in 1906, the Sound and Light show of the Hall of Mirrors (Palais des Mirages) has dazzled many a generation and thousands of visitors. You must not miss this unique show nor the thrills you will want to share with family and friends!
Paris Grevin Magazine
The celebrities on the front page all meet at that most Parisian of addresses : fashion shows, actors in their dressing rooms before walking onto the stage, or the relaxed atmosphere of the "Brasserie Parisienne", you will be sharing a happy hour with all the great artists and writers of the 20th Century. Some of the stars attending the party: Ernest Hemingway, Luciano Pavarotti, Pablo Picasso, Naomi Campbell, Jean Reno, Michael Schumacher, Romy Schneider.
Snapshots of the 20th Century
Back through the 20th Century in 10 major events, remembered with emotion and as immortal as photographic snapshots; set for ever in our collective memory, they have been chosen to illustrate the past century: from the first step on the moon on the night of the 24th July 1969, to the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, from the first Channel crossing by Louis Bleriot in 1909 to the Football World Cup in 1998, let the Grevin lead you along the path of the history of our times.
History of France
From the Middle Ages to the 19th Century, through the Renaissance and the Second Napoleonic Empire, the Grevin stages the highlights of France's history: Jeanne d'Arc burning at the stake, Louis XIV and his court at Versailles, or the assassination of Henri IV. A unique voyage where you can meet the men and women who made history.
The Grevin Collection
Discover the collection of Grevin masterpieces, those that down the years created its legend. A 100 years of the Spirit of Paris to be lived again in the sumptuous decor created in 1882, the Hall of Columns and the Dome. Some of the most famous works in the Grevin collection are : Albert Einstein, Charles De Gaulle, Mahatma Gandhi, Michael Jackson, John Paul II, Elvis Presley and Alfred Hitchcock.
New for 2015!
Grévin will be transforming some of its worlds, most notably the "Fashion" and"Sport" zones, with the arrival of many more personalities.