If you are organizing your trip to France and do not know yet what to see and do in Paris, I recommend you to visit this museum to spend a day full of laughter and fun surrounded by your favorite idols. From movie stars or fictional characters to politicians and historical personalities are represented in this museum that has more than 300 wax figures.
Enter the Grevin Museum not only to take a picture next to the replica of your favorite actor, but to discover different scenarios that echoed in history.
Avoid queues by buying your ticket in advance at the Grevin Museum in Paris.
Discover the main events of the 20th century as you stroll through the museum exploring the different scenes represented and enjoy the most famous wax figures.
The Grevin Wax Museum is the perfect activity to enjoy with friends, partner or family. Buy your ticket in advance and avoid unnecessary queues and waiting times. With this activity, in addition to touring the halls of the museum and admire the different wax replicas, you can learn how all the figures were made and the secrets of its development.
Also learn how the idea of creating a wax museum came to the journalist Arthur Meyer and how Gabriel Thomas and Alfred Grevin got down to work. Buying your ticket in advance is very simple and it is all online, you only have to make a reservation for the day and time you want to visit the museum and you will receive an instant confirmation.
Recommended if... you have a closed itinerary for your trip and need to organize all the activities in terms of time and location. With this option you can have your tickets available for the date you need and not have any setbacks in your visit to Paris. During vacations or weekends this museum receives many visitors, mainly in the central hours of the day, so it is a great advantage to have your ticket in advance.
How much do tickets to the Grevin Museum cost?
You can buy your tickets from 16€ to 25€ approximately. At the time of purchase you can buy it with a fixed date or, if you prefer, without a date (fully available throughout the year):
- Without a fixed date: the price of your ticket is approximately 25€ for adults (from 19 years of age) and from 18.5€ for children (between 5 and 18 years of age). Children under 5 years old can enter for free. With this ticket you can go whenever you want throughout the year of validity of the ticket. It cannot be returned and does not include special events.
- With chosen date: it is cheaper and you can benefit from discounts of up to 24% when you buy 3 days in advance. Tickets for adults are priced at approximately €20 and from €16 for children. As with the other option, this ticket is non-refundable and special events are not included.
Discounts and special offers
- The Grevin Museum offers discounts for students, people over 60, large families or unemployed people. You will be asked for an ID card at the ticket office.
- To enjoy with the whole family, the Grevin Museum of Paris offers a family pack. This offer is valid from 4 people with a maximum of two adults (from 19 years old). The price per person with this discount starts from 17€ if you buy it online, at the box office the price will be from 19€.
- Birthday promotion: enjoy up to 50% discount and get your ticket from 9.25€ per person with this offer. This promotion is exclusive to the website and you can find all the details in the prices section on their official website
- Wednesday the special day: get a 50% discount on the child ticket with the purchase of a full-price adult ticket.
How to get tickets for the museum
You have several options to buy tickets to the Grevin Wax Museum:
- Buy your tickets online: Choose from the different options available (with selected date or open date) and read about all available discounts to see if there are any you can apply. You will receive an immediate confirmation. Another advantage of buying your tickets online is that you can benefit from different discounts and offers only available for online sales.
- Buy your tickets at the box office: you can go to the museum and buy your tickets at the box office without any problem, but I recommend that you do it in advance because especially on vacations or weekends the capacity may be full. By buying tickets in advance you will avoid having to wait for different entrance shifts.
Are tickets to the Grevin Museum included in any of the city's tourist passes?
Tickets to the Wax Museum are included in the Paris Pass. Find out how it works and what is included in the Paris Pass at this link.
The Paris Pass is a card that gives you entrance to over 80 activities, museums, tours, etc. You can choose the option of 2, 3, 4 or 6 consecutive days to visit all the attractions you want (you can not repeat the same one twice).
With this card you can book your ticket before your trip so you can organize your itinerary and not miss any activity because you had to wait in long queues.
Although the Paris Pass offers discounts and tickets at a better price, I advise you to check the ticket prices directly with the attractions, because if you travel with people between 2 and 17 years can enter for free in some of the museums.
Are there special tickets for children?
According to the museum's policy, children under 5 years old will be admitted free of charge. Children between the ages of 5 and 18 are also considered children and are eligible for a discounted ticket price. All children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
The Grevin Museum has special exhibits for children: Ice Age, Marsupilami, Miraculous... even a Voice stage so they can feel like the presenters of the show.
How to get to the Grevin Museum in Paris
The Wax Museum is located on Boulevard de Montmartre, number 10. It is only about a 10-minute walk from the Galeries Lafayette department store.
You can get there by public transport without any problem, as it is surrounded by both metro and bus stops or if you have a rental car you can park it in several nearby parking lots.
How to get there by metro
The closest stop to the museum is called Grands Boulevards or Bourse stop on lines 8, 9, 3 and M.
If you find the Paris metro a bit confusing, don't worry, you can read this guide on how to use the Paris metro to get to the museum without any problem.
How to get there by bus
The bus stop has the same name as the metro stop, Grands Boulevard and is connected by lines 74, 20 and 85. If you want more information on how to get around Paris I recommend you to download the metro and bus app of the city on your cell phone for ease of use.
Where to park if I go by car
If you have rented a car to move around the city, I recommend that you come with extra time, as traffic is usually quite intense in Paris.
You can leave your car at the Indigo Car Park parking lots at 31 B Vivienne street or at the Chauchat Drouot parking lot on Drouot street. Another parking lot available nearby is Vinci Parking on Place de la Bourse.
*Near the Grevin Museum... if you want to continue your itinerary around Paris after your visit to the museum, you can head to the Opera Garnier, the Royal Palace of Paris or the Louvre Museum as these are in the surrounding area.
Main works not to be missed at the Museum:
This wax museum does not stand out only for its wax dolls, but for the wonderful rooms and representations contained in it.
One of the strong points of this museum, and that distinguishes it from others of its style, is the Hall of Mirrors. A sumptuous marble staircase from 1900 will lead you to this room based on the principle of optical illusion by Eugène Hénard for the 1900 Expo.
Here you will enjoy the effect of a giant kaleidoscope that together with music and different lighting and projections will create a unique effect for your senses.
The museum also has other rooms that you can not miss because of its elegance and magnificence as the Dome Room, the Hall of Columns or even the theater of 1964 in which sometimes magic shows are performed, among others.
In addition to walking among movie stars like Brad Pitt, singers like Michael Jackson, Katy Perry and more, you can be part of different scenes of history as the fall of the Berlin Wall, moments of the liberation of Paris by the Champs Elysees and more.
And of course, something you can not miss are all the videos of how the wax figures were made, from taking measurements, requests from celebrities and a host of secrets and information.
Do not miss... the scene of the Death of Marat. In 1886 the Grevin Museum decided to recreate this moment in the history of the French Revolution and for this purpose bought the original bathtub in which Marat was assassinated. This bathtub remains today in the museum's representation.
How much time do you need to visit the museum
On average visitors usually spend an hour and a half inside the museum. Of course, this depends on you, if you want to take pictures with all the characters, be part of the different scenes represented, watch the videos with the recordings of how the figures were made, etc. the visit can be a little longer.
Also, I recommend that you go early or late in the day, so the museum will not be so crowded and you will not waste time in unnecessary queues to take some pictures.
The Grevin Museum is open every day of the week. It is usually open from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.30 am to 7 pm.
Depending on the season the hours may vary, so I recommend that you check their website for the definitive schedules for the day of your visit.
Remember that you can only access the museum until one hour before closing time.
Tips for visiting the museum
I recommend that you go to the museum early or late in the day, as the central hours are the busiest. This way you can enjoy all the figures and take selfies without worrying about strangers appearing in your photo waiting for you to finish.
If you travel in winter to Paris and do not want to carry all your coats and bags while enjoying the museum, you can leave all your belongings in the closet service from 2 € approximately.
The museum is an activity for all audiences. You can access with strollers and it is wheelchair accessible.
If you want to visit other museums, check out this guide to the 17 best museums in Paris.
Where to eat
Enjoy a delicious menu or aperitif at the Café du Musée Grevin: different specialties, dishes, appetizers or menus by Chef Guillaume Duciel are waiting for you after your visit to the museum.
Sit on the terrace and enjoy a coffee in true Parisian style on a sunny day while watching the daily life of the streets of Paris.
If the day is not fine you can always eat in the interior restaurant or even organize your event in the reserved room, a room containing a beautiful dome that will give elegance to your evening and where you can invite up to 100 people for parties or 150 for cocktail events.
The café is usually closed on Mondays. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays the café is open from 11am to 6pm and on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 10pm. However, I recommend that you check their website for availability and definitive hours. You can also download the menu with all the prices and the different options.
If you prefer to continue exploring Paris I recommend you to read this post with the best restaurants in Paris and if instead of a good lunch or dinner you are craving for something super typical like a delicious crepe, check out this guide with the best creperies in Paris
You can also enjoy near the Grevin Museum, the Hard Rock Cafe that since 1991 has been the link between Rock n`roll and American culture in Paris.
A little history of the Museum
The Wax Museum opened its doors in 1882 when Arthur Meyer had the idea of representing in 3-dimensional figures the stories, scenes or characters that appeared in the news of the time when photography was not yet fully integrated into newspapers.
Therefore, with the idea of being able to offer a meeting point between the public and the famous news of the day, he contacted Alfred Grévin, caricaturist, sculptor, designer to have him as Artistic Director and Gabriel Thomas to manage the finances and ensure the success of the museum.
In 1886 they decided not only to create characters in wax, but to represent stories of the French Revolution and capture in the museum the main events of history.
In 1892 the first animated film Pavre Pierrot was projected in the museum and in 1900, to have more economic security, Gabriel Thomas decided to build inside the museum the Grevin Theater and in 1906 to include the Hall of Mirrors of the 1900 Exhibition at the Trocadero.
Since then, the museum is considered one of the oldest wax museums in the world and continues to receive visits from tourists from all over the world who come to spend a fun time with family and friends.