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The Adventures of Asterix was a famous French comic book series created by Albert Uderzoand and René Goscinny that was published in the late 50s. Parc Asterix, located in the commune Piailly about 22 miles away from Paris, France is an Amusement Park that is inspired by the Asterix Comic Series. Asterix theme park is one of the two famous theme parks in the vicinity of Paris with Disney Land being the other. Asterix amusement park invites 2 million guests every year. The highlight of the Park is that it offers entertainment to all age groups. The quiet fun and entertaining shows for the families, the adrenaline pumping rides for the thrill seekers, the carousels, dolphin and sea lion shows for the children, all under one roof.
Take an adventurous and exciting journey back in time at the Parc Asterix and meet your favorite Asterix heroes
Barclay’s company was a major sponsor in building the Parc Asterix along with other contributors. It took two years and an expenditure of 850 million French francs to build the Park. The park opened in 1989 and was inaugurated by the then French Minister of Culture. The park’s popularity dipped after the opening of Disneyland 20 miles away in the year 1992. The Park suffered a 30% decline in footfall and the revenues took a dive by 19%. In 2005, the Park introduced the Festival of Druids for the first time in a fitting response to Halloween. In another first, the Park remained open during Christmas holidays in 2007. To mark its 20th anniversary, the Park opened its doors on weekends in September and October and organized a Halloween Fare, the ‘Festival of Fear’.
The Park offers 35 rides, 6 shows and 4 water rides. The guests can visit the Roman Village, engage with the Druids in their colorful costumes and admire the dolphins as they perform their acrobatics. The park is made of 6 zones representing six historic times, Ancient Greece, Egypt, Roman Empire, Vikings, Gauls and Time Travel.
One of the major attractions in the Park is the Thunder of Zeus (Tonnerre de Zeus) which is one of the biggest roller coasters in Europe. Made of wood, this roller coaster takes you on an exhilarating ride.
Named after the character Goudurix who has the unenviable task of fighting against his own fears, this roller coaster is made of steel and has seven inverted loops. You certainly need to master your fears to get on Goudurix.
A new Egyptian theme-based ride is an inverted roller coaster that could be a gut-wrenching experience for the weak hearted.
The Park offers spectacular theme-based shows with amazing special effects. The shows include daring stunts, comedy and emotions to take you on a wonderful journey. Get involved in the intense battle between the Gauls and the Roman invaders or get thoroughly entertained by the special effects at the Theatre de Panoramix or get mesmerized by the spectacle of a man turning into a beast. You also have the rarest of opportunities to meet and chat with your Asterix heroes or the Gauls from the village. You can take a photo with your favorite characters and carry home the unforgettable moment as a souvenir.
How to Get Tickets?
Book your tickets online ParcAsterix.fr for a hassle-free entry into the Park and also avail the special offers and discounts. You can also purchase tickets at the Ticket desks at the Park Entrance.
How To Get Around?
Explore the Parc Asterix Theme Park on foot to enjoy the exciting attractions.
What Should I Wear?
Wear comfortable clothes and put on a pair of comfy shoes as you are on your foot as you go through the Park.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the Park is between April to November.
The official currency of Paris, France is Euro.
Will I Need a Guide?
How To Get There?
From Paris, get on the A1 highway towards Lille and exit between exits 7 and 8 for Park Asterix. Parking is available at the Park. You can use Uber Taxis to get a drop at and pick up from the Park. The Uber zone is in P2 parking. You can also opt for a bus service available through multiple operators. The departure and return points are Paris, Lille, Bruxelles and other major communes. There is also a bus service from the Charles de Gaulle airport to Parc Asterix. You can also avail the shuttle service available from Paris to Parc Asterix.
The Park is generally open between 1st week of April to 1st week of November. Admission is free for children under 3. You can leave your pets at a special zone earmarked in the Parking lot at the Park.