Parc Saint Paul

Theme Park:Parc Saint Paul (since 1983)
Address:47 Rue de l'Avelon
60650 Saint-Paul
Operated by:Fam. Campion

Formule 1 • Pax Company Formula Pax • Parc Saint PaulParc Saint Paul in Saint Paul close to Paris, is a small, family-run amusement park in Hauts-de-France. Since its opening in 1983, the park offers an interesting selection of amusement rides, larger playgrounds, as well as a bunch of extraordinary roller coasters. However, the park has a safety issue. During the past 15 years, four accidents on the park’s roller coasters happened. Three of them concerned the roller coaster Formule 1 (s. picture), whereby two persons died.


Highlights of the Theme Park



Dino Splash

A great log flume ride



Château Hanté

A surprisingly good horror walkthrough



Tour Descente Extrême

A brute free-fall tower



Past Highlight of the Theme Park



Formule 1

A legendary roller coaster


Walibi Rhône-Alpes

Theme Park:Walibi Rhône-Alpes (since 1989)
Avenirland (1979 - 1988)
Address:1380 Route de la Corneille
38630 Les Avenières
Operated by:Compagnie des Alpes
(since 1985 Part of the Walibi Group)

Timber! • Gravity Group Wooden Coaster • Walibi Rhône-AlpesWalibi Rhône-Alpes in Les Avenières near Lyon in the beautiful Rhône-Alpes region is a medium sized family theme park in France. Founded in 1979 as Avenirland, the amusement park can look back on an eventful past. Two years after its opening, Eddy Méeus (founder of the Belgian theme park Walibi) took over a major share of the park together with a French manufacturer of amusement rides. Differences of opinion between the two parties led to Meeùs holding all the shares by the end of 1985.In 1989, the park changed its name to Walibi Rhône-Alpes. With the take over by Premier Parks in 1997, the park was expanded massively. In the past years and under leadership of the Compagnie des Alpes, the park regained its decision-making authority. Since then, the park surprises on a year to year basis with the addition of interesting rides and attractions.

Coccinelle • Zierer Tivoli Large • Walibi Rhône-AlpesFun Fact #1: The water park Aqualibi, situated right inside the theme park, was the first water park of the group.

Fun Fact #2: The Walibi brand was known throughout France through extensive advertising on the Luxembourg radio station RTL – although the advertising was always aimed at the Francophone Belgians. The Radja River was on everybody’s lips. One year later, Avenirland changed its name and opened their own Radja River. A successful move, which secured the future of the theme park.


Highlights of the Water and Theme Park




The water park in the theme park



Bambooz River

A thoroughly wet log flume




The family classic




A freaking good shuttle roller coaster



Gold River

The transformed Radja River



Le Totem

The Space Shot with the extra portion of airtime



Tam Tam Aventure

A great boat ride




A great wooden roller coaster



Woodstock Express

A Wonderful Wild Mouse


Parc Astérix

Theme Park:Parc Astérix (since 1989)
Adress:Parc Astérix
60128 Plailly
Operated by:Compagnie des Alpes

Parc Astérix directly located at the A1 motorway between Paris and Lille nearby the Charles-de-Gaule airport of Paris is one of the largest theme parks in France. Along with the long forgotten theme parks Mirapolis and Zygofolis, as well as Big Bang Schtroumpf (Walygator Parc), Parc Astérix is one of the major French amusement park projects of the late 1980s. It was founded by a group of investors, including Barclays, Dumez, Accor, Compagnie générale des eaux, GMF and Union des assurances de Paris. With the fusion of the Musée Grévin-France Miniature group in 1999, Parc Astérix SA became Grévin & Cie. In 2002, the group was acquired by the Compagnie des Alpes.

The park based on the well-known comic book series Astérix by Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny houses a large number of interesting roller coasters and family-friendly rides, shows and attractions. Due to its theme, the park is very immersive – especially for longtime fans of the comic books. In every corner of the park, there is something new to discover.

Fun Fact #1: There is a well-known phrase in the roller coaster community whereas Parc Astérix is either crowded or closed. It is therefore very advisable to check for opening times first.

Fun Fact #2: In addition to the typical theme park dishes and according to the theme of the park, Parc Astérix offers a wide range of wild boar dishes and other delicacies.


Highlights of the Theme Park



Défi de César

Legionnaires, off to the Gallic village




A great Disk’o Coaster




The infamous looping roller coaster



La Trace du Hourra

Hooray, I’m riding in the bobsleigh run



Le Grand Splatch

The Spillwater at Astérix Rock



Menhir Express

A very good log flume




This water ride can be smelled




This mass hypnosis makes you fly



Pégase Express

With Pegasus through Greece



Romus et Rapidus

A great rafting



Tonnerre de Zeus

One of the best wooden roller coasters



Vol d’Icare

With Icarus towards the sun



Past Highlights of the Theme Park




A great ghost train