Guests staying at hotels in Paris, such as the Millennium Hotel Paris Opéra, will find the Musée Grévin Museum situated conveniently close by.
The Musée Grévin is a waxwork museum that was founded in 1882 by Arthur Meyer, a journalist for Le Gaulois, and named after its first artistic director, the 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 theatre for magic shows.
The museum now contains approximately 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.