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Paris is coming to Montréal for the Summer

Travel with the Exposition Paris Mini

Montréal, June 7, 2021 – From June 11 to September 6, Grévin Montréal invites you to visit the temporary exhibit Expo Paris Mini. Some of the City of Light’s greatest architectural splendours will be featured in miniature, built from small MEGA® building bricks, including the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées, Notre-Dame de Paris, as well as the Palace ofVersailles though it isn’t technically in Paris!Talk about the best way to travel while staying in Montréal!

Crédit: Laurence Labat

“Parisian masterpieces always delight and enchant us. Coming to discover these spectacular, and among the most famous, monuments of Paris will add a little magic to your summer. Young and old are sure to be dazzled by this miniature, yet gigantic panorama. Ludovica Miniland’s work is impressive and beckons you to travel,” says Kathleen Payette, General Manager, Grévin Montréal.

The exhibit was designed, created and produced by Quebec artistans from Ludovica Miniland.Expo Paris Mini took a year to design, over a half a million MEGA® bricks and thousands of hours of work. Thanks to MEGA® who has supported my creativity for the last 10 years! I am convinced that visitors will be as impressed as we are by the pieces, and that the exhibit will be an opportunity to learn while having fun,” said Gilles Maheux, exhibit designer.

“Our mission is simple, empower builders to unlock their creative potential with a quality and detailed product. Gilles Maheux is a perfect example of how our bricks can contribute to the creation of magnificent structures, and we hope that his art will also inspire builders of all ages to play and create more”, said Marie-Elise Belle-Isle, Director, Marketing and Communications of the MEGA brand.

Paris in the heart of Montréal

The construction of each of the buildings is the fruit of superlative precision. Due to their passion and patience, the artisans have perfectly recreated the greatest monuments of Paris.

Expo Paris Mini, in numbers:

  • Palace of Versailles: 300 hours to build with 350,000 bricks. It is also the largest miniature model in the world!

  • Champs-Élysées: 240 hours to build with 327,000 bricks

  • Notre-Dame de Paris: 240 hours to build with 113,000 bricks

  • Tour Eiffel: 60 hours to build with 21,000 bricks

Expo Paris Mini was presented in Europe in Lyon, Paris and Frankfurt from March 2018 to January 2019.

To reserve your tickets for Expo Paris Mini at Grévin Montréal, go to

About Grévin Montréal

Under the leadership of Compagnie des Alpes, one of the largest leisure groups in the world of Grévin is a part, Grévin Montréal is the brand’s first international location. From David Bowie to Diane Dufresne, from Maurice Richard to Gary Carter or even from Jacques Cartier to Charlie Chaplin, each brings to life the magic of improbable encounters, between dream and reality... Come explore the most entertaining museum in Montréal just for fun! A visit you will surely remember! Grévin Montréal, the Art of Fun! #grevinmtl

About Ludovica Miniland

In 2007, after Gilles Maheux had working for close to 20 years in construction as a technical draughtsman, he realized that he had practically not seen his 12-year-old son grow up. His son told him that he wanted to build buildings with him. This sparked an idea to make a giant model with his son. Not only did Gilles Maheux complete this project, but he never returned to work in construction. Now his son, Steven, works with him.

This is how Ludovica Miniland, a company specialized in the construction of miniature architectural wonders, was born in 2010!

About Mattel

Mattel is a leading global children’s entertainment company, specialized in the design and production of quality toys and consumer products. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, American Girl®, Fisher-Price®, Thomas & Friends® and MEGA®, as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 40 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and ecommerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. Find us online here:

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