Last update : 20 Jan 2011

Musée Grévin

10 Boulevard Montmartre, Paris 9e arrondissement (75009)

Category : Museums / Specialized

- Open to the public

- Covered place

- More informations : www.grevin.com/homepage

The Musée Grévin is a waxwork museum in Paris located on the Grands Boulevards on the right bank of the Seine.

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 mirrored mirage room based on the principle of a catoptric cistula and a theater for magic shows.

The Musée Grévin now contains some 300 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.

Source of article : Musée Grévin from Wikipedia

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