Parc Astérix is a family amusement park near Paris. Here, you can ride rollercoasters, watch shows, and learn about the adventures of Asterix, the star of a comic book series based on battles between the Gauls and the Roman Republic. After Disneyland Paris, Parc Asterix is the most popular theme park in France.

Besides rollercoasters, Parc Astérix boasts water rides, 4-D theater shows and plenty of attractions for adults, meaning there’s something for just about all thrill-seekers. Inside the park, you can explore 6 themed zones, each of which is dedicated to an ancient civilization.

So, whether you want to hear about stories of the Romans or climb aboard a rollercoaster for an injection of adrenaline, you won’t regret spending the day at Parc Astérix.

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What are the highlights of Parc Astérix?

Parc Astérix is separated into distinct zones dedicated to the Romans, Vikings, Greeks, Egyptians, and Gauls. The theme park’s main draws are its hair-raising rollercoasters that reach speeds of up to 90 km/h. For the kids, there are plenty of shows and experiences, such as quests for a mysterious goblin and chances to meet famous characters from the Astérix comic book series.

If you dare, take a ride on the Oziris, which is the fastest rollercoaster at Parc Astérix and features loops, sidewinders and hairpin turns. Onboard the Goudurix, you can admire the stunning landscapes that surround Parc Astérix before plunging into a loop at speeds of up to 75 km/h. The Tonnerre de Zeus is one of the longest wooden rollercoasters in Europe, reaching an astonishing speed of over 80 km/h.

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What else can you do at Parc Astérix?

If you don’t mind getting a little wet, you might like the water rides at Parc Astérix. On the L'Oxygénarium, you’ll ride a spinning rubber boat down a twisting water slide complete with rapids. The Menhir Express is a themed log flume that offers daring riders the chance to take on the 13-metre final drop.

Besides riding thrilling rollercoasters, you can watch live performances and shows that recreate the stories of iconic comic book characters at Parc Astérix. When you need a break, you can relax on artificial landscapes like a beach and a mountain. Stay until the evening to catch the spectacular light and sound show. The firework display makes spending the entire day at Parc Astérix worthwhile.

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Good to know about Parc Astérix

Parc Astérix is located to the northeast of Paris and usually takes around 45 minutes to reach by automobile. There’s a large parking area that provides easy access to this top-rated family attraction. You can also reach Parc Astérix by taking a train from Paris Gare du Nord to Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1. From there, you can ride a shuttle bus operated by the theme park.

Remember that Parc Astérix is a seasonal attraction. It’s usually open from April to November, and the exact dates can change every year. We recommend arriving before 10 am to beat the queues, though Parc Astérix usually remains open until 8 pm on weekdays and 10 pm on weekends. There are a few onsite hotel options if you want to spend a couple of days exploring the amusements and rides.

Ticket prices vary depending on the option you choose. Kids below 3 years old can enter Parc Astérix for free.

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Parc Astérix in Paris

Location: 60128 Plailly, France

Open: April–November: Monday–Friday from 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm

Phone: +33 (0)9 86 86 86 87

Joshua Saunders | Contributing Writer