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Musee Grevin, La Rochelle

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Founded in 1882, Musee Grevin is one of the oldest waxwork museums. The museum was founded by Arthur Meyer, a journalist for Le Gaulois, and was named after its first artistic director, caricaturist Alfred Grévin. Its baroque architecture includes a hall of mirrors based on the principle of a catoptric cistula and a theater for magic shows. The museum contains about 450 characters arranged in scenes from the history of France and modern life. This includes 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. Arrange your visit to Musee Grevin and discover more family-friendly attractions in La Rochelle using our La Rochelle itinerary builder.
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  • Paris wax museum. There was even a few years ago but went back to Paris, I've been slow to check them out to see which wax figures had been added to the already large collection. The Museum is very nice and a visit is an absolute must. Of course, the price for admission is quite expensive and it is by far higher than that of other major museums: 22.50 with discount for students up to 26 years living in the EU. I recommend it definitely.
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  • The staging is excellent, the statues of similar although sometimes you can almost see real people. To see if it's in Paris. However I was expecting more statues considering the price.
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  • Highly recommended wax museum. The figures are very collected and almost all resemble the character. The only downside is that most are French characters and they are not known abroad. My daughters spent it very well by becoming photos with the characters...
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