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Parc Astérix

Just 30 km from Paris is Parc Astérix, a fabulous Gauls and Romans theme park: more than 50 adrenaline-pumping attractions for the whole family await you.

About 30 km north of Paris, Parc Astérix is an explosive mix of 50 attractions and amazing shows gathered in 6 universes retracing the adventures of the famous Gaul.

Inaugurated in 1989, Parc Asterix is much loved by the French and Parisians and attracts many foreign visitors, despite competition from the magical and much more famous Disneyland Paris.

The Park is inspired by the comic book series drawn by Goscinny and Uderzo. The main character is the small and intrepid Asterix, who, together with his fellow adventurers, tries hard to fend off the Roman invaders.

With more than 2 million visitors a year, the Parc Astérix offers an extremely varied range of attractions, so that everyone can enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience: children’s rides, thrill rides, family shows, a parade, three themed hotels and restaurants featuring the world of the famous comic strips.

The attractions of Parc Astérix

Venture into the heart of the famous village and savour the joys of Gallic life: enter the Roman Empire and join the legion or witness the prowess of the proud legionnaires in the Arena. You can delve into ancient Greek mythology, test your courage by taking on the Vikings and travel through time, strolling the streets of Paris from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.

Parc Astérix combines humour, friendliness, sharing and authenticity with an incredible mix of 50 attractions and shows, all set in comic-inspired settings.

The park is divided into 6 thematic areas: Gaul, Roman Empire, Ancient Greece, Egypt, Vikings and Through Time. Each is equipped with rides for all ages and heights to meet the needs of all families.

The Asterix Park is most famous for its adrenaline-pumping rides, first and foremost the big rollercoasters such as Oziris, an inverted coaster that whizzes along at 90 km/h reaching a height of 40 metres above the ground. Or the classic roller coasters such as Tonnerre de Zeus, 30 metres up to 80 km/h, or the adrenaline-fuelled roller coaster Goudirix and Discobelix, not to mention rides involving big baths such as the Menhir Express , which literally plunges into the water causing splashes and soaked clothes.

Of course, you will also find rides suitable for younger children, with a minimum height of 80 centimetres: from vintage cars to rotating cups, from river rapids on large round rubber dinghies to small, low-speed roller coasters. Not to mention photos and hugs with famous people.

The shows are also unmissable: the most popular with visitors is undoubtedly the eternal battle between the Gauls and Romans with Panoramix, the druid of the tribe of the die-hard Gauls, who will give you the experience of potions and illusion.

Tickets and opening hours

To visit the Parc Astérix you have several options: from the dated ticket, which allows you to book up to 7 days before your visit, to the undated Freedom ticket, which can be booked up to the day of your visit.

In any case, you can also purchase the Filotomatix, the filotomatix, in addition to the Parc Astérix entrance ticket. Depending on the type you choose, you can have

The park is open daily from 10.00 to 18.00/19.00/22.00, depending on the day and time of year. We advise you to consult the official calendar to check the exact times. Please note that the park is open 7 months of the year, from the end of March to November. In the remaining months, there are special openings at weekends and on holidays.

Tips for visiting the Parc Astérix

Like all theme parks, Parc Astérix is a fabulous journey into the magical world of fantasy and fun, but it can become an exhausting experience for everyone if not planned carefully. We have put together some useful tips for you to make the most of your stay.

Plan your visit by downloading the park’s App

We advise you to create your own schedule for the day, according to the age and height of your children, identifying in advance the attractions you would like to try and experience. In fact, not all rides are accessible to everyone. For those over 1.40 metres tall, there are no problems, but under 1 metre, there are few attractions available. We recommend that you visit the park if your children are at least 1 metre tall. You will then have 23 attractions within their reach.

It is therefore essential to use the Parc Astérix App, with an interactive map, which allows you to plan your circuit, checking the waiting times of the rides and allowing you to skip the queue or reduce waiting times by using the Filotomatix.

The park is not gigantic but you still have to allow for long queues for the most popular rides such as OzIris, Pégase Express and Tonnerre de Zeus. If you want to go on these attractions, we recommend that you go as soon as the queue has not yet reached 1.5 hours, which usually never drops below 45 minutes.

When to visit the park

Obviously there are far fewer people on weekdays, Monday to Friday. So if you are visiting Parc Astérix with small children, it is worth going during the week.

Summer is, for obvious reasons, the most popular time, not only for the holidays, but also for the opportunity to fully enjoy the outdoor attractions and those involving water such as Grand Splatch, Oxygenarium, Menhir express.

It is interesting to visit the park during the Halloween and Christmas period, when the park is decorated with Gallic fir trees and you can enjoy the special entertainment with skating rink and themed shows.

Use the ‘single rider’ system

The park often offers a ‘single rider’ system for the most popular attractions. This will allow you to skip the queue if you are willing to ride the rides alone or sit next to a stranger.

This is very convenient for parents with children of different ages, or for very young children who cannot access the more daring attractions.

Park map

We provide you with a map of the park so you can organise yourself better, click on the image to download the PDF.

Where to stay when visiting Parc Astérix

The Parc Astérix has 3 wonderful hotels:

  1. Les Trois Hiboux
  2. La Cité Suspendue
  3. Les Quais de Lutèce

Choosing to sleep inside the park will undoubtedly allow you to enjoy the day to the fullest, giving you access to a range of exclusive services such as the location only a 5/10 minute walk away, early entrance half an hour beforehand, a welcome meeting with the park’s characters and free parking.

Clearly, they are, on average, more expensive than other accommodation in the surroundings.

Sleeping around the Parc Astérix

The municipality of Saint-Witz is located just south of Parc Astérix. Many charming hotels have settled in the heart of the small town, due to its proximity to Charles de Gaulle Airport but especially due to the presence of the theme park.

Alternatively, you could choose the pretty town of Senlis, north of the park, known for its sublime cathedral and the Parc du Château de Valgenceuse.

Or you will certainly find hotels and B&Bs in Plailly, the ideal place to stay near the park, as it is easily accessible from Paris thanks to the motorway.

For your accommodation near Parc Astérix, you can also stay in the nearby towns of Orry-la-ville, a very charming town, or in Thiers-sur-Thève, both of which are very close to Parc Astérix by car.

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How to get to Parc Astérix

The Parc Astérix is located about 30 km from Paris and is a perfect day trip that is also included in the Paris Pass. It can be easily reached by hire car from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in about 15 minutes on the A1 motorway towards Lille. This stretch of motorway is free, but parking costs EUR 20 per day.

Alternatively, you can take the park shuttle, departing from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport at a cost of 10 euros: it leaves every 30 minutes, the service starts 1 hour before the park opens and ends 1 hour after closing.

If, on the other hand, you have decided to sleep in the centre of Paris, you will have to take the RER B in the direction of Charles De Gaulle Airport, get off at Aéroport Charles De Gaulle 1, and go to the Parc Astérix counter where hostesses will direct you to the dedicated shuttles. Or you can take the shuttle from the Palais Royal metro stop.

Useful information

Address

Parc Astérix, 60128 Plailly, France

Contacts

TEL: +33 9 86 86 86 87

Timetables

  • Monday: 10:00 - 19:00
  • Tuesday: 10:00 - 19:00
  • Wednesday: 10:00 - 19:00
  • Thursday: 10:00 - 19:00
  • Friday: 10:00 - 19:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 - 19:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 19:00

Where is located Parc Astérix

Parc Astérix is located about 30 km north of Paris and less than 2 hours from Lille.

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