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Alfred’s and Arthur’s month at Paris waxwork museumA Paris institution is granting anyone with a first name of Alfred or Arthur free entry this month, in an anniversary tribute to its two founders.

The waxworks museum Musee Grevin was established 130 years ago by press baron Arthur Meyer and cartoonist Alfred Grevin, with the aim of depicting the latest news and current affairs in three dimensions.

A popular visitor attraction, the Musee Grevin attracts approximately 800,000 culture vultures every year, with a quarter of them foreign tourists.

The announcement follows plans to create a wax double of the newly appointed French president Francois Hollande, who could be set to join a coveted group of elite statesmen, including most major US political figures since the 19th century.

Just one of many fantastic museums and galleries dotted around the French capital, be sure to check it out whilst enjoying a relaxing European break in one of the fine hotels in Paris.

Image credit: Remi Jouan

 

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