- Type: Attractions
NileGuide Expert Says:
This museum has wax look-alikes of famous French people who you may never have heard of; but, plenty of international stars as well. Walk in the covered passage next to the museum's entrance and experience the first shopping malls in the world, dating back to the early XIXth century.
- This museum, founded in 1882, has almost 500 wax figures depicting personalities from French history and the art world. Bump into enigmatic film director Alfred Hitchcock in a compartment on the Orient Express, see young Mozart tinkling the ivories, and get close to well-known singers, film stars and politicians. Some of French history's most poignant moments have been immortalized, such as Joan of Arc's trial and the imprisonment of young Louis XVII during the French Revolution. The museum also has a theatre and a superb "son et lumière" show, which was created for the 1900 World Fair.
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