After Disneyland, Parc Astérix is the most popular theme park in France. Whether you’re a fan of the comics or just love the attractions, it’s a great place to visit. Find out everything there is to know about Parc Astérix, and my tips for enjoying your visit.
Parc Astérix: between attractions and a tribute to comics!
Located in Plailly, Parc Asterix is a true immersion in the world of the Gauls as drawn by Uderzo and Goscinny.
With its mix of thrilling roller coasters, hilarious live shows and beloved characters, the park offers an entertainment experience that visitors of all ages will enjoy.
Beyond the rides, Parc Asterix is a veritable cultural nugget. Greek, Roman and Egyptian myths are presented with humor and finesse, making your visit not only fun, but educational too.
What can you see at Parc Astérix?
Parc Astérix has over 50 attractions.
The most famous is probably the “Thunder of Zeus,” one of Europe’s fastest wooden roller coasters. For thrill seekers, it’s a must!
If you prefer something gentler, Caesar’s Carousel is a charming option. And for the little ones, there’s the “Little Train” that circles the “Gaulish Village.” Children will also love the themed play areas such as “La Rivière d’Elis.”
As far as shows are concerned, don’t miss “Le Secret de la Potion Magique,” a magic show that will amaze the whole family. Another must-see show is “Match César vs Gaulois.” It combines humor and stunts.
Finally, the park is richly decorated. Cartoon characters such as Asterix, Obelix and Getafix walk the aisles and take photos with the children.
How much does it cost to enter Parc Astérix?
You have a wide choice of possible entries:
- Dated ticket: €51 for people aged 12 and over, €48 for people aged 12 and under
- Undated ticket: €59 for people aged 12 and over, €51 for people aged 12 and under
- Premium day (including admission + ticket + lunch): €199 for people aged 12 and over, €169 for people aged 12 and under.
How long does a visit to Parc Astérix last?
A full visit to Parc Astérix usually takes the whole day.
Where is the Parc Asterix Museum located?
Parc Astérix is in Plailly, in the Oise department, around 30 km north of Paris.
How to get to Parc Astérix
To get to Parc Astérix by car, take the A1 freeway towards Lille and exit at junction 7 “Parc Astérix.”
By public transport, shuttles are available from Paris, departing from the Louvre station.
What are Parc Astérix opening times?
Opening times vary throughout the season. The park is regularly closed during the week in winter but opens during school vacations.
In spring and summer, Parc Astérix opening times vary from 10a.m. to 6p.m., 10a.m. to 7p.m. and 10a.m. to 10p.m.
My opinion on Parc Astérix: is it a good visit?
After all that description, you’re probably wondering: what’s Parc Asterix like in real life?
First of all, Amélie and I went there on a Saturday during the spring. It was very crowded, but I imagine that in summer it’s even worse.
We’re not original. Our favorite ride is “Zeus’s Thunder.” This roller coaster lives up to its name, I can tell you!
After that, we really enjoyed the “Goudurix,” another thrilling rollercoaster, and then the “Discobelix,” where we felt like a disc thrown by the great Obelix himself!
Even if we’re not big fans of the Asterix comics, we loved the park’s scenery. They’re impressive. The reconstructions of Gaulish, Greek and Egyptian villages are astonishingly realistic, and the attention to detail is truly impressive. As you stroll through the park, you find yourself immersed in these worlds with almost as much pleasure as when you’re in an attraction.
So, yes, it’s a bit expensive, and yes, it’s crowded. But frankly, we had a great day.
So, do I recommend Parc Astérix? Without hesitation, yes. It’s a unique experience, and even if you’re not a big fan of the comics, I’m sure you’ll have a great time.
What else can you do near Parc Astérix?
The area around Parc Astérix is rich in activities. Here are just a few examples:
- Chantilly castle
- The medieval town of Senlis
- The Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace at Le Bourget.
- The Forest of Compiègne
- Royaumont Abbey
- La Mer de Sable (another Wild West adventure theme park)
- All activities in Paris, only half an hour’s drive away.