Le Parc Asterix facts: with two million thrilled visitors yearly, Parc Asterix is the second theme park near Paris after Disneyland and its 11 million visitors yearly. More than 50 million people visited Parc Asterix since its opening on April 30 1989. Inspired by the famous Asterix comics, it is a unique world class attraction for adults and kids alike. For the 25th anniversary of the park in 2019, a 5D cinema will be inaugurated. Spectators will fully experience the broadcat adventures with mobile seats, splashing water, odors, all of this in sync with the eight minute movie, projected on a 6m high and 20m wide screen. Le Parc Asterix is right on the way by car from the UK and Benelux to the City of Lights. Paris for kids.
Parc Asterix is the second world class theme park of Paris after Disneyland.Its main advantages are far less queuing at the attractions and the joking spirit of the Asterix comics. Parc Asterix is great fun for children and families. There is no other Parc Asterix anywhere in the world. There is no public transport from Paris to Parc Asterix. Come by car or book a coach tour from Paris. The Parc Asterix coach tour from Paris costs 70 euros, transport and ticket included. It is both practical and economical.
Parc Asterix is designed after the Asterix comic books by Goscinny and Uderzo. Asterix and Obelix are two brave Gauls resisting the Roman army. Over 350 million copies of 34 Asterix books have been sold worldwide.
Attractions include the hair-raising inverted roller-coaster Oziris, Goudurix's vertiginous loop-the-loop roller-coaster and the giant wooden roller-coaster Thunder of Zeus which takes you 30 meters off the ground for a 1200 meter race with top speeds of 80 km/h.
The interactive experience and special effects of Caesar's challenge, the Grand Splatch water splash ride will thrill you.
The Trace of Hourra gigantic bobsleigh descent, the Vol d’Icare roller-coaster, the Galere rocking galley, the Forest of Idefix and its 5 attractions dedicated to children from 3 years old, are top attractions too. The new Discobelix attraction is inspired by the album Asterix at the Olympic Games. It introduces visitors to a larger than life discus thrower (Discobolus) in the heart of the ancient city of Olympia. Kids and adults whirl over the lake along an 80 m long track.
Parc Asterix has its own private exit on A1 freeway from Paris to Lille, 35 km north of the City of Lights, a 30 minutes ride except at rush hour, when traffic on A1 can be very dense. Buses leave from Aeroport Charles De Gaulle Terminal 1 RER metro station, Parcs de Loisirs counter (Every 30 minutes, from 9am until 1 hour after park closure, returns from 9.30am until 1 hour after park closure).
Locate Parc Asterix on France map.
The park has variable opening days. Parc Asterix is open March 31st, April 1st and 2nd, everyday from April 7th to May 13th, May 16th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 26th, 27th, 30th.
It is open everyday from June 1st to September 2nd, on weekends from September 8th to October 2st, everyday from October 2nd to 4th November.
On opening days, the park is open from 8am to at least 6pm.
The theme park is closed in winter time.
Before you go, check Parc Asterix web site or call Parc Asterix at 33 (0) 826 46 66 26.
There are various ticket options:
37 euros for adults and kids. For safety reasons, access to some attractions is subject to minimum and/or maximum height restrictions.
There are also special offers to discover on the web site. Parking costs 10 euros per car.
Spend the day at Parc Asterix and stay at a hotel near Parc Asterix. The Hotel des Trois Hiboux is right at the entrance of Parc Asterix, which is quite convenient. Surrounded by the forest, it offers soundproofed rooms with TVs and private bathrooms, a games room and playground. The hotel has a restaurant, which serves buffet-style meals and there is also a bar with outdoor terrace. As a cheaper alternative, stop at the Campanile hotel in Senlis, a lovely medieval town north of Parc Asterix and right at the exit of the A1 freeway.
Asterix is a series of French comics. Written by Rene Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo, it first appeared in the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Pilote in 1959. Rene Goscinny died in 1977. Uderzo then took over the writing until 2009, when he sold the rights to publishing company Hachette. 36 successful volumes have been released.
The series follows the exploits of a village of indomitable Gauls around 50 B.C as they resist Roman occupation. They do so by means of a magic potion brewed by their druid, named Getafix, which temporarily gives them strength. Asterix, along with his friend Obelix have various adventures. Many of the stories have them travel to foreign countries, though others are set in and around their village. The Asterix series is one of the most popular comics in the world, with the series being translated into 107 languages. Over 350 million copies of 34 Asterix books have been sold worldwide, making them France's bestsellers worldwide.