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Statue Gérard Depardieu - Musée Grévin - ©Sylvain Cambon
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More than 200 celebrities in a breathtaking setting
Meanwhile...
Backstage at the Grevin Museum
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4 colour pigments used to reproduce his skin tone

30,000 human hairs implanted by hand

22 litres of paint

35kg of wax

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Cristianio Ronaldo
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Prise de mesures Cara Delevingne - Musée Grévin - ©Archives Grévin DR

 

 

As is tradition, Michael Jackson offered one of his jackets for his figure, to make it look more real and make visitors wonder: IS IT REAL?

Michael Jackson - Musée Grévin - ©Archives Grévin DR
Michael Jackson
Moulage mains Jean Paul Gaultier - Musée Grévin - ©Various Artists
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Statue-Zlatan-Ibrahimovic-Musée Grévin-©PSG.TV
Prise de mesures Cara Delevingne - Musée Grévin - ©Archives Grévin DR
Moulage mains Jean Paul Gaultier - Musée Grévin - ©Various Artists

4 colour pigments used to reproduce his skin tone

30,000 human hairs implanted by hand

22 litres of paint

35kg of wax

statue-cristiano-ronaldo-musee-grevin-©archivesgrevinDR
Cristianio Ronaldo

 

 

As is tradition, Michael Jackson offered one of his jackets for his figure, to make it look more real and make visitors wonder: IS IT REAL?

Michael Jackson - Musée Grévin - ©Archives Grévin DR
Michael Jackson
Did you know ?

The creation of a figure requires between 6 months and 1 year of work and involves nearly fifteen specialists, from sculptor to te prosthetist through to the hairdresser and the painter.

Did you know ?

Since its opening in 1882, the Grevin Museum has welcomed more than 2000 wax figures. Today, just over 200 figures are on display in the museum.

Did you know ?

Making the head of a figure takes on average: 15kg of plaster, 5 litres of wax, 70 tubes of oil paint and nearly 500,000 natural hairs.

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The Grévin Academy
How does the Grévin museum choose the celebrities who will become its next wax sculptures?
The Grévin Academy was created in January 2001 to choose new the French celebrities to add to the Grévin museum. Following in the footsteps of the founder Arthur Meyer, it was decided that the Grévin Academy would made up of men and women from the media industry.
Henry-Jean Servat - Académie Grévin - ©Yann Deret
Nikos Aliagas - Académie Grévin - ©Yann Deret
Stéphane Bern - Académie Grévin - ©Yann Deret
William Leymergie - Académie Grévin - ©Yann Deret
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Laurent Boyer
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Eve Ruggieri - Académie Grévin - ©Laurent Rouvrais
Daniela Lumbroso - Académie Grévin - ©Yann Deret
Jacques Pessis - Académie Grévin - © Yann Deret
Lionel Chouchan - Académie Grévin - © Yann Deret
Henry-Jean Servat

A journalist, writer and radio and television reporter, he is an expert on cultural and social affairs, with privileged access to the biggest French and international stars. 

He has written many books on cinema, history, celebrities and more.

Nikos Aliagas

Journalist and TV and radio presenter. Having made his name as the presenter of Star Academy, Nikos Aliagas has gone on to host 50'Inside, The Voice, C'est Canteloup...

A photography enthusiast, often seen with a camera slung over his shoulder, his work captures the soul of his subjects, as showcased in his exhibitions.

His figure was added on 7 December 2016.

Stéphane Bern

Journalist, writer, TV presenter, radio host, producer and actor 

President of the Grévin Academy since 2014, he truly embodies the spirit of Grévin, with connections to royalty, celebrities and historical figures. 

The figure of Stéphane Bern was added on 10 March 2008.

William Leymergie

Journalist, producer and TV and radio presenter

Best known for his 32-year run as the host of France 2's Télématin, this seasoned morning broadcaster has now moved into private broadcasting to host a midday show.

Christine Orban

A novelist and literary journalist, writing plays a huge role in Christine Orban's life, having penned over thirty novels, collections, novellas, and other works. An insightful writer, her published works are always met with great acclaim.

A true artist, she expresses herself through her collages, calligraphy and drawings.

Laurent Boyer

A journalist and radio and television host, he produces documentaries on French celebrities.

From time to time, he enjoys appearing in front of the camera as an actor.

Gérard Holtz

Journalist and sports presenter, known for commentating the Dakar Rally and the Tour de France. A theatre enthusiast, he has also appeared as an actor.

Today, he has left the small screen to work on various different projects, including a book, a documentary, and a play. 

Eve Ruggieri

Journalist, author, producer and host working in television, radio, festivals and concerts...

Known as the most voice of classical music and for her storytelling abilities, Eve recounts the life and works of famous historical figures every day on the radio and is involved in the development of multiple musical projects.

Daniela Lumbroso

Journalist, producer and presenter of many TV and radio shows.

Jacques Pessis

Journalist, writer, screenwriter, producer, and expert on the singers of the 60s and 70s, a topic that has inspired several of his documentaries and biographies. A long-time collaborator of Philippe Bouvard on the radio, he works for several newspapers and is the creator of multiple theatre and music hall shows...

He is the President of the Club des Croqueurs de Chocolat (Chocolate Eaters Club). 

Lionel Chouchan

A writer and publicist, he worked with the Grévin management to create the Grévin Academy. He is the founder of several festivals: the Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival, the Deauville American Film Festival, and the Cognac Detective Film Festival.

The founders
of the Grevin museum
Arthur Meyer - Musée Grévin - ©Archives Grévin DR
Arthur Meyer
1844 - 1924
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Arthur Meyer - Musée Grévin - ©Archives Grévin DR
Arthur Meyer
1844 - 1924
A journalist and the founder of the daily newspaper Le Gaulois, he had the idea of showcasing the celebrities who made the front page of his newspaper in 3 dimensions, to allow the public to finally put a face to the figures who appeared in the news at a time when photography was rarely used by the press.
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Gabriel Thomas
1854 - 1932
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Gabriel Thomas
1854 - 1932
Appointed as a director in 1883, this great financier, who went on to promote of the Eiffel Tower and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, ensured that the Grévin museum was founded on a solid economic structure. He added new elements to the site that would become a precious part of its heritage, such as the Grévin Theatre and the Hall of Mirrors...
Alfred Grévin
Alfred Grévin
1827 - 1892
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Alfred Grévin
Alfred Grévin
1827 - 1892
Humorous cartoonist, caricaturist, costume designer, stage designer and sculptor. He was at the height of his career when he was contacted by Arthur Meyer to create the museum. He gave his name to the museum and was named the artistic director. When the museum opened its doors on 5 June 1882, it was an immediate success!
Grévin throughout history
A historic Parisian museum
Opened in 1882, the Grevin museum has been driven throughout the ages by a single ambition: to offer exceptional encounters every day with the people who make the news!
1882
1886
1892
1900
1906
1985
2001
2001
2006
2014
2015
Façade Grévin - Musée Grévin - ©Archives Grévin DR

Inauguration of the Grevin Museum

1882

The Creator: Arthur Meyer (founder of the daily newspaper Le Gaulois) turned to cartoonist Alfred Grévin for the artistic direction and to Gabriel Thomas to manage the museum, whose descendants presided over Grévin until 1999.

Scène Assassinat de Marat - Musée Grévin - ©Archives Grévin DR

Recreation of the death of Marat

1886

The Grevin Museum decided to recreate great scenes from history such as the death of Marat, a defining moment of the French revolution. To recreate this scene, the museum bought the bathtub in which Marat was assassinated. This tub is still on display today as part of the same scene.

Pauvre Pierrot d'Emile Reynaud - premier dessin animé au monde - Musée Grévin - ©Archives Grévin DR

Projection of the world's first animated cartoon

1892

The world's first animated film, "Pauvre Pierrot", was projected at the Grevin museum. Emile Reynaud, the inventor of the Théâtre Optique, drew each frame by hand.

Théâtre Grévin - ©presswall.fr

Construction of the Grévin Theatre

1900

The Grévin Theatre was built in 1900. It is located on the first floor of the museum, designed by architect Gustave Rives. Antoine Bourdelle was responsible for the decor while Jules Chéret was entrusted with the sculptures and the stage curtain.

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Construction of the hall of mirrors

1906

The hall of mirrors is a unique experience based on sound and light, created by Eugène Hénard and presented at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in the Trocadéro.

Toile Jules Chéret - Théâtre Grévin - ©S. Giraud pour presswall

Launch of the Theatre evenings

1985

The Grévin Theatre opened its doors in the evening to welcome artists including Yves Lecoq, Pierre Desproges and Marc Jolivet. The tradition continued until 31 December 2000.

Académie Grévin - Musée Grévin - ©Yann Deret

Creation of the Grévin Academy

2001

The Grévin Academy was formed under the presidency of Bernard Pivot, with 11 academy members to decide the next addition or additions to the Grevin Museum from a selection put forward by the museum. Stéphane Bern is the current president of the Academy.

Salle des colonnes 2001 - Musée Grévin - ©Michel Hasson

Reopening of the Grevin Museum after five and a half months of work

2001

The new museum layout was inspired by the spirit of Paris with 80 new characters and scenes.

A Brachetti B Szajner M Katché - Palais des Mirages - Musée Grévin - ©Archives Grévin DR

Renovation of the Hall of Mirrors

2006

The Hall of Mirrors, an iconic Grévin attraction, underwent a complete renovation for its hundredth anniversary, sponsored and unveiled on June 12 by Arturo Brachetti, master of transformation and illusion.

Coupole - Musée Grévin - ©Stanislas Liban

Creation of the Grévin Fashion space

2014

The Dome was transformed into the Grévin Fashion space to host representations of some of the biggest names in fashion.

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Creation of the Gastronomy area

2015

The Gastronomy area was inaugurated in 2015 to honour some of the greatest French Chefs and pay tribute to a major aspect of French culture: haute gastronomy.

Meet
More than 200 celebrities
Actors, Singers, Politicians... Strike a pose with the people who make the news
Statue Leonardo Di Caprio - Musée Grévin - ©Sylvain Cambon
Film Stars
Statues Donald Trump Angela Merkel - Musée Grévin - ©Sylvain Cambon
Politicians and decision makers
Statue Mick Jagger - Musée Grévin - ©Sylvain Cambon
Music icons
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Treat yourself to a snack before or after your visit, or enjoy an incredible evening out at the theatre
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Grévin Café
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Théâtre Grévin - ©S. Giraud pour Presswall
Grévin Theatre
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Statue le petit prince - Musée Grévin - © Sylvain Cambon
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