Astérix and Obélix at Grevin museum

Characters from one of the most famous French comic books ever take centre stage at a new exhibit downtown Montreal

A new exhibit at the Grévin wax museum downtown Montreal will likely please fans of the beloved comic book characters Astérix and Obélix.

The Universe of Astérix exhibit will be at the museum from February 21 to April 16, and will feature a wax-figure army of Romans and a Gaulish village, as well as heroes Astérix and Obélix. Visitors can borrow costume accessories to take on the role of Caesar, a druid or a Viking warrior and pose for photos with their favourite characters.

Located on the fifth floor of the Eaton Centre on Ste. Catherine St.W., the museum offers a unique series of interactive experiences along with more than 120 wax figures of local and international stars from past and present.

Other exhibits include:

The Hall of Wonder
An interactive environment with forests and butterflies that react to your movements.

Wax figures of celebrities and notable figures from both places.

The Arena
All about…you guessed it - hockey.

The Hotel Grévin
This includes a wax re-enactment of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s famous ‘Bed-In’ for peace at the Queen Elizabeth hotel.

New France
Jacques Cartier and other historical figures.

Belmont Park
A famous Montreal amusement park that was open from 1923-1983.

The Runway
A behind-the-scenes view of a fashion show.

The Ballroom
A who’s who of contemporary celebrities, such as Elvis Presley, Brad Pitt and Michael Jackson.

You can also visit the Discovery Workshop, where the secrets of creating the wax figures are revealed.
The Grévin Museum, at 705 Ste. Catherine St. W., is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The ticket booth closes one hour prior to the museum’s closing. Tickets are $60 per family (two children and two adults or three children and one adult); adults $22, seniors 65 and older $20.50, teens and students $18, and kids aged 6-12 $16. Children under 6 are free.

For more information call 514-788-5211 or visit 

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