Travel north of the city of Paris for a great day out with lots of fun and excitement. Yes we're talking about Parc Asterix, the fun, authentic French theme park that can bring a smile to a face of any age. Opened since 1989, the French styled theme park is based around the French cartoon character of Asterix. Well known for its roller coasters, the brilliant park has recently incorporated the styles of Greek and Roman rides. Get there early and spend a day enjoying all there is to do here as you try your hand at the fun game stalls, test your stomach on the inverted roller coaster and get wet on the crazy log flumes. A cheaper alternative to the more mainstream Disneyland Paris
, Parc Asterix does not lack in quality and is a favourite among many of the local population.
Avoid going on school holidays so you beat the ques to the big rides. Mark this park as a place to go for an action packed day full of twisted roller coasters and candy floss. Make sure you make the most of your stay in Paris with visits to Stade de France
, the Cite des Sciences at de l Industrie
and Moulin Rouge
. Stay in the heart of the city with easy transport to and from the park, in hotels like Best Western A La Villa des Artistes
, Best Western Hotel Aux Ducs De Bourgogne
and Forest Hill Paris la Villette