Children's corner
"Are they allowed to move the statues ?" (Emma 7 years)

Petit prince

Discovering the Grévin, THE really amusing museum!

Amid dazzling decors, over 250 French and international celebrities, in today’s news or part of history, await your visit for exceptionally moving and exciting photos!

Ranging from Mozart to Scrat of the Ice Age, Jean de la Fontaine to Tony Parker and Titeuf, from Louis XIV to Jenifer, the Grévin is a 3D history book and a reflection of our times. A unique way of learning while you play.

Discover the Grévin Worlds Teacher's corner

L'arbre à main
Sébastien Chabal
Atelier costume
Barack Obama

The Discovery

The Grévin reveals all the secrets of fashioning waxworks. See how a figure is born, sculpted and costumed. Enjoy an exceptional privilege, touch the wax, the resin, the eyes and hair, the fabrics, recognise the aroma of hot wax and oil paints.

Did you know?

The birth of a waxwork involves over fifteen different artists: sculptors, casters, make-up specialists, costume designers...

The first appointment with the celebrity is for measurements, photos, and videos so that nothing is left to chance. Six months later, on the day of final reckoning, when the statue is introduced to the public, the likeness must be uncanny.

  • As many as 500,000 may be needed for one head.
  • Every year the workshop uses 100kg of wax, 70 tubes of oil paint for make-up and 5km of sewing thread!

Making Waxwork

Geneviève de Fontenay and me
Geneviève de Fontenay and me
Sébastien Loeb and us!
Sébastien Loeb and us!


In the Grévin, some of the scenes conceal startling surprises: next to some of the figures, costumes and accessories are available to visitors.Children and adults can dress up in chain mail, robes, sunglasses, capes and crowns and even a cocked hat!

For little girls, dreams come true with a Miss Grévin sash and crown posing next to Geneviève de Fontenay! Don’t forget your camera!