Parc Asterix

Friday, October 28 2011

Fun and fear strike at the Parc Astérix

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Frighten us! Such is the vehement request made by the terrible Timandahaf to the cowardly Justforkix in Asterix and the Normans. In 2011 A.D. the warriors from the Great North have at last found their champion of fear - Parc Astérix - which is offering a spookily special Halloween!

Two haunted houses, infernal cauldrons and a bewitching 3-D cinema await you. Ghosts, spirits and other dark surprises will be joining you on your favourite attractions, providing a new, shiver-tastic Parc Astérix experience.

For the thrill seekers among you, it is time to reserve for the four Fright Nights planned between 28-31 October 2011 (until 10pm each night). Further surprises are in store, as well as a firework display to “wake the dead”!

• Petrified in the Park on the Parc Astérix website

• Special Asterix Halloween E-cards

Friday, April 8 2011

Parc Astérix is waiting for you

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The return of the good weather heralds a new season at Parc Astérix. Visit from the 9th April onwards and join in a party befitting the most famous of Gaulish banquets. On the programme of festivities this year are some brilliant new attractions such as an all new Viking Village where you can pretend to be trainee warriors from the Great North. It's enough to give comic book fans wings!

Furthermore, on 1 June, the new "Lutèce Plage" (Lutetia Beach) will open. This water park will offer games, entertainment and a relaxation area. And since good things always come in threes: from 9 April to 31 May 2011 A.D., Parc Astérix is offering free entry for one child with each full price adult ticket purchase.

Full details are available on the Parc Astérix website.

Sunday, October 31 2010

Fear over the village!

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Cries of terror can be heard around the huts, faces are white with an unspeakable fear… What's happening in the village?! By Toutatis! The holidays are blowing a wind of terror over the Indomitable Gauls!

Spell-bound attractions are being set up in a completely transformed Parc Astérix, whilst our special "blood-curdling" e-cards have arrived in the virtual village.

The formidable Normans, keen to learn what fear is, have already reserved their tickets for the 3 "Nights of Horror" organised at Parc Asterix… Thrills are guaranteed!




Monday, October 25 2010

New arrivals in the dolphin family at Parc Asterix

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Saved from drowning by a dolphin in Asterix and the Actress, Asterix keeps close watch on what becomes of his animal friends. Imagine how happy he was to hear of the two dolphins born at Parc Asterix!

Ehat's right: Two males, Aicko and Ekinox, born on 14 August and 20 September, are the pride and joy of their mothers, Aya and Femke. The whole team of caretakers-trainers watched with tears in their eyes as the newborns took their first breaths and started to feed, crucial moments if ever there were any!

Discover the video of Ekinox and his mom on the Parc Asterix website.

Monday, May 19 2008

Albert Uderzo faces up to "Le défi de César" (Caesar's Challenge)

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"'Join the army!' they said, 'Join the army!'".
This disillusioned phrase uttered by Roman legionaries subjected to the brutal treatment dished out by our indomitable Gauls has become part of our daily language. But can you imagine for one moment having a chance to sign up for the Legion, like Asterix and Obelix do in Asterix the Legionary?… You certainly can now, thanks to the opening of "Le défi de César" (Caesar's Challenge), a new attraction at Parc Astérix, in which you will play Gaulish double agents bent on spoiling dear old Julius's plans, under the watchful eyes of Asterix and Obelix.
A truly thrilling attraction, "Le défi de César" promises to whisk you away into the comic book world, giving you a unique chance to test your ability as a legionary in an action-packed adventure. In keeping with Julius Caesar's traditional ploys, you can expect scheming and manipulation to be on the agenda, but this time you're the hero! Your mission is to infiltrate Asterix's village and to subject the indomitable Gauls to the might of the Roman army!
In fact, on 23 April 2008 a very special aspiring legionary found his way into Parc Astérix: Albert Uderzo himself was on hand to try out this new attraction! To begin with, he discovers that not just anyone can be one of dear old Julius' secret agents: 4 interactive challenges await to determine if the candidate is of the same steely mettle as the elite centurions. "All that just to crumple into a heap once Obelix deals his first blow…", Albert thinks aloud with a smile.
The first challenge is to get dressed up as a proper double agent. Gaulish moustaches, and braids are the order of the day, reminding Albert Uderzo of the "Gaulish" make-up with which Caligula Minus experimented when he became Caliguliminix in the album Asterix the Gaul.
Next comes the meeting with Caesar, naturally a bit intimidating, although not for Asterix and Obelix who observe the proceedings with some amusement… They're already familiar with dear old Julius's airs and graces after all! Albert Uderzo pauses to note his appreciation for Caesar's voice, provided by Robert Hossein, while Jean-Marie Bigard lends his voice to a Roman centurion.

Infiltrating the "Crazy Gaul's Village" requires some preparation since the tasks, original and fearsome, follow each other thick and fast. Will you be able, for example, to resist Cacofonix's singing exercises? One can see what starts to make people fear that the sky will fall on their head! They're not wrong: "Le défi de César" is an attraction which employs cutting-edge druid and artistic technology, with plenty of thrills and spills. Water and special effects (morphing, animatronics, etc.) have been combined to exploit interactivity to the full, in a show directed by Alain Sachs with original music by Patrice de Peyrieras.
But we've saved the best for last: a trip aboard a Roman galley. And not just any galley: this one, built by scientists from Caesar's inner circle, makes it possible to reach the Asterix Village without incurring any damage. But this is notwithstanding our heroes Asterix and Obelix, who never spurn an opportunity to have fun with the Romans! The journey promises to be eventful, very eventful; this is no place for the seasick, for the love of Gaul!
And then comes the moment of truth. The Parc Astérix management holds their breath, awaiting the verdict from the "maestro" himself. The suspense is unbearable, the silence so heavy you could hear the buzzing of the carrier fly belonging to spy druid Dubbelosix! Albert Uderzo beams: "It's fantastic!", he declares, provoking an outbreak of backslapping and laughter from one and all. "Le défi de César" will immerse you completely in the world of your favourite comic book, where you will take Asterix and Obelix's side more than ever in an adventure that Julius Caesar will certainly want to repeat! In fact, the first visitors quickly decide to join up again… in the queue for another round of this spectacular new show!
Discover the video of "Le défi de César" at www.parcasterix.fr.

Monday, October 2 2006

Druids having fun at Parc Asterix!

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As everyone has known since Asterix and the Goths, Druids know how to have fun. Every year, in the Forest of Carnutes, they meet to compare their methods and argue over the Druid of the Year competition...which Getafix wins every time! Faithful to this ancient tradition, Parc Asterix is organising the Druid Festival from 20th September to 15th October.
On the agenda: Druid initiation, Golden Menhir competition (obviously), and a big magic show. Some good news: unlike the gathering in the Forest of Carnutes, non-Druids are welcome at Parc Asterix. However, we will see to it personally that Prefix, the druid who makes it rain all through the year, doesn’t spoil the party!

Obi

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