The Musée Grévin (Euronext: GREV) is a waxwork museum in Paris located on the Grands Boulevards in the IXe arrondissement on the right bank of the Seine, at 10, Boulevard Montmartre, Paris, France. It is open daily; an admission fee is charged.
The museum was founded in 1882 by Arthur Meyer, a journalist for Le Gaulois, and named for its first artistic director, caricaturist Alfred Grévin. It is one of the oldest wax museums in Europe. Its baroque architecture includes a hall of mirrors based on the principle of a catoptric cistula and a theater for magic shows. The hall of mirrors was built for the Exposition Universelle in 1900. It was originally housed in the Palais des mirages designed by Eugène Hénard.
The Musée Grévin now contains some 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 the French Revolution, movie stars, and international figures such as Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, and Pope John Paul II. The tableau of Charlotte Corday murdering Jean-Paul Marat includes the actual knife and bathtub used.
- List of museums in Paris
- Musée Grévin - Forum des Halles, an annex of the museum, opened from 1981 to 1996
- Blackmore, Ruth (2012). The Rough Guide to Paris. London: Rough Guides. p. 71. ISBN 1405386959.
- "Passages et Galeries - 1ère partie". Sur les toits de paris. 25 August 2010. Retrieved 2013-05-25.
- l’association les Amis d’Émile Reynaud. "Autour d’une cabine ou Mésaventures d’un copurchic aux bains de mer - Émile Reynaud" (in French). Retrieved 2009-12-18.
Media related to Musée Grévin at Wikimedia Commons
- Musée Grévin official site (French) (English) (Spanish)
- Grévin Montréal official site (French) (English)
- Wireimage gallery
- "France's Past Cast in Wax", The New York Times, November 8, 1987
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