Le Musee Grevin – The wax museum in Paris (France)

The Grevin Wax Museum in Paris is located on the Grands Boulevards on the right bank of the Seine. The museum was founded in 1882 by Arthur Meyer, a journalist for ‘Le Gaulois’, the French daily newspaper. It was named after Alfred Grevin the first art director of ‘Le Gaulois’ and a caricaturist. He was best known for his caricatures of contemporary Parisian women. He was also a sculptor, cartoonist and designed costumes and sets for the popular theater.

It is one of the oldest wax museums in Europe. It also houses a hall of mirrors and a theater for magic shows. It contains more than 450 characters arranged in scenes from the history of France and modern life including a panorama of French history from Charlemagne to Napoleon III, bloody scenes of French Revolution, movie stars, and international figures… You will also see the wax statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Shah Rukh Khan. Please do not miss the scene with Quasimodo and Esmeralda and Mother Theresa with Pope.

There is also a section, which demonstrates the making of the wax statues. When in Paris, this museum is a must visit.

The Main Entrance of the Grevin Wax Museum
The Main Entrance of the Grevin Wax Museum
Entrance to the galleries
Entrance to the galleries
One of the exhibition halls
One of the exhibition halls
One of the exhibition halls
One of the exhibition halls
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
Obama with the French leader
Obama with the French leader
Monica Bellucci the Italian actress and model
Monica Bellucci the Italian actress and model
Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
The European leaders
The European leaders
Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
The battle of Waterloo enacted in wax models
The battle of Waterloo enacted in wax models
Napolean
Napolean
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
Quasimodo and Esmeralda
Quasimodo and Esmeralda
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
Madonna
Madonna
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi
Mother Theresa with the Pope
Mother Theresa with the Pope
Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
Madame Pompadour
Madame Pompadour
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits

The making of the wax statues are demonstrated…

In the making
In the making
In the making
In the making
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