Only 30 kilometres north of Paris, Pare Astérix, a giant theme park based on the adventures of the popular Gaulish comic book characters, Astérix and Obélix, invites you to spend a great family day out! It is the second most popular amusement park of France is throwing a year-long birthday party to celebrate its 20th anniversary!
Impressive live shows and a knockout mixture of 31 attractions as mind-boggling as the magic potion are staged in six themed worlds decorated with scouring Gaulish humor. Frolicking, feasting and fun are guaranteed! Was it not your childhood dream to celebrate your birthday every day? Well, here it comes true: with your favourite Gaulish heroes, you will be offered a piece of a birthday cake by the lake, Celtic concerts during July and August, live dance shows and daily street parades starting at 17:00.
With all the fun going on, do not forget that you are in an attraction park with fabulous rides. First, try out the joys of Gaulish life in the Gaul Theme World. Whirlpools, eddies and a 13-meter-high waterfall are waiting for you at the Menhir Express. Thrills are guaranteed on board the Trace du Hourra, an amazing ride on Gaulish bobsleighs: just imagine whizzing down the 900-meter descent at 60 kph!
In the Roman Empire Section, take up the four interactive challenges presented by Caesar at Le Défi de César before braving a white water ride on giant rubber rafts at the Romus and Rap-idus attraction. Relive all the myths of Antiquity at the Ancient Greece Theme Section, squealing with delight at the breathtaking course of Tonnerre de Zeus, the biggest wooden roller-coaster in Europe. It rockets at 80 kilometres per hour and up to 30 metres of height!
At the Vikings Theme Area, show everyone how brave you are, going on an incredible ride with seven hair-raising loop-the-loops at the Gou-durix attraction, or brave the storm aboard a giant La Galère swinging boat. Looking for some fresh air? Come see L'Oxygénarium, featuring giant rubber rafts zooming down a 195-metre slide, and for more action, set out on a quest to save La Joconde stolen by a gang of "dangerous bandits"!
As for the plucky little Gauls (3 to 6 years), they are sure to brim with joy while defeating the Roman troops in miniature Gaulish chariots at La Ronde des Rondins, pouring water over Caesar's spies at Les Espions de César, visiting the enchanting Forest of Druids, or diving into the world of marine mammals during the Dolphin and Sea Lion Show at the Théâtre de Poséidon.
Should you require some peace and quiet after all those breathtaking adventures, come to the Gaulish Village to sample some madcap moments in Gaulish daily life. Go on a stroll down the Rue de Paris, which will transport you from the Middle Ages to the late 19th century: masters glassmakers, blacksmiths, potters, wood sculptors and stone carvers will demonstrate their trade just as it used to be in olden days. If you wish to find a souvenir of your visit, Via Antica is the ideal place. But who says that you have to leave on the same day? Stay at the comfortable family Hôtel des Trois Hiboux 3*, and enjoy the Park's thrills the day after. Your little Gauls will be happy: on weekends, magicians and Parc Astérix characters visit the hotel to say hello to kids before they have their tasty pancakes for breakfast!
Twenty years later, the Gaulish Parc Astérix is more fun than ever!
INFORMATION AND GAULISH DEALS
Opening hours: Daily from 10:00 to 18:00.
Getting around: You can get to the Pare with the direct shuttle Paris -Parc Astérix from the Louvre Museum (departure at 8:45, return at 18:30) or by regular shuttle from Charles-de-Gaulle Airport to Pare Astérix, platform A3 (departures every 30 minutes from 9:00 to 18:30). Contact details: Parc Astérix, Plailly.
Premium Class Pass provides a Queue Jumper priority access to the major attractions, free parking, a full breakfast, unlimited soft drinks, a souvenir photo, and a private time with the dolphin caretakers.
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