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.