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, Mozart, and Marilyn Monroe, 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. Café Grévin serves lunch and gourmet snacks for you either before or after your tour of the museum (own expense).
See the Itinerary section for more details about the various halls of the Grevin Wax Museum.