Historical characters

Kings, Men of letters, Scientists, Emperors... They have all left their mark on history. Come and discover their wax figures at the Grévin museum!
statue Louis XIV Versailles-Musée Grévin- ©Sylvain Cambon
Our great historical characters
Discover some of the greatest figures from history immortalized in wax at the Grévin museum!
Statue de la liberté guidant le peuple - Musée Grévin - ©Sylvain Cambon
Statue Louis XIV - Musée Grévin - ©Various Artists
Meet
Louis XIV

From his Palace in Versailles, Louis XIV, known as the Sun King, reigned for 72 years. This absolute monarch reigned over his kingdom with an iron fist. The end of reign was less glorious: military setbacks, the exodus of the persecuted Protestants, the revolt of the Camisards and two famines. The wax sculpture of the Sun King, Louis XIV, awaits you at the Grévin museum!

Meet Louis XIV and more than 200 other celebrities immortalized in wax at the Grévin museum!

Statue la liberté guidant le peuple - Musée Grévin - ©Sylvain Cambon
Statue La Pompadour - Musée Grévin - ©S.Giraud
Meet
Madame de Pompadour

The Marquise de Pompadour was the favourite mistress of Louis XV. Very soon after their first meeting, he moved her to Versailles in an apartment close to his. A woman of culture and taste and a patron of the arts, she became an advisor to the king. A friend of philosophers, she promoted the age of enlightenment. The wax sculpture of Madame de Pompadour awaits you at the Grévin museum!

Meet Madame de Pompadour and more than 200 other celebrities immortalized in wax at the Grévin museum!

Statue la liberté guidant le peuple - Musée Grévin - ©Sylvain Cambon
Statue Napoléon 1er - Musée Grévin - ©Archives Grévin DR
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Napoleon Bonaparte

Crowned emperor in 1804. His thirst of conquest drove French armies from the South to the East of Europe. These bloody military setbacks caused him to lose the support of the French people. He abdicated in 1814. In 1815, he returned to power but his defeat at Waterloo caused his fall and exile. The wax sculpture of Napoleon Bonaparte awaits you at the Grévin museum!

Meet Napolean 1st and more than 200 other celebrities immortalized in wax at the Grévin museum!

Statue La liberté guidant le peuple - Musée Grévin - ©Sylvain Cambon
Statue Victor Hugo - Musée Grévin - ©Various Artists
Meet
Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo is one of the greatest French poets, novelists and playwrights. Politically committed, this intellectual figure made his mark on the 19th century. He brought a breath of fresh air to poetry and theatre by creating the Romantic movement. The wax sculpture of Victor Hugo awaits you at the Grévin museum!

Meet Victor Hugo and more than 200 other celebrities immortalized in wax at the Grévin museum!

Statue la liberté guidant le peuple - Musée Grévin - ©Sylvain Cambon
Statue Einstein - Musée Grévin - ©Various Artists
Meet
Albert Einstein

American physicist of German origin, Albert Einstein revolutionised the world of science. His theories on relativity started a new era for physics. His most famous discovery, the equation E=mc2, establishes an equivalence between the matter and the energy of a system. The wax sculpture of Albert Einstein awaits you at the Grévin museum.

Meet Albert Einstein and more than 200 other celebrities immortalized in wax at the Grévin museum!

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Meet ...
more than 200 celebrities

Grévin, a legendary site of entertainment and illusion since 1882, is a three-dimensional reflection of our times. It is a theatrical representation of modern celebrities that have marked their epoch and participated in the making of History in both ephemeral and timeless ways. Actors, musicians, presidents, supermodels, Chefs ... Meet them all !

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Pose alongside famous historical figures.
Did you know?

The Grévin museum boasts some major historical exhibits in its collection. You can see the actual bath in which Marat was murdered. Exhibited in the scene reconstructing Marat's assassination.

Special Event
Halloween Night-Time Ticket

7 special late-night openings from 25 to 31 October 2018.

Will you survive these psychaotic evenings? 

Special limited web offer
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5
« What a wonderful place !! this was quite marvelous with all the wax figures that looked like they were real. »
 
29 May 2018
Karen
Visit With the family on 29 March 2018

5
« Wonderful visit ! »
 
29 May 2018
Bryan
Visit With friends on 29 March 2018

4
« Fun thing to visit , it is a nice change from the historical monuments and museums ! »
 
29 May 2018
Birgit
Visit With your partner on 29 March 2018
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Statue du petit prince - Musée Grévin - ©Sylvain Cambon
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