Asterix is a French comic book series – which I absolutely love and adore! I actually see it as The Greatest Comic Books in the World! This feisty autonomous village of indomitable Gauls has so many funny characters and so much play-on-words that it is a treasure-chest for Old Mamasan. Just the character names alone are enough to crack me up bigtime. Although the names have been translated to the English versions of the comic book – they are still done with thought and finesse (more so than in the Norwegian translation.) Who wouldn’t love a druid by the name of Getafix or a village bard named Cacofonix! I won’t reveal all the names, as I think you should pick up an Asterix comic book and see for yourself!

Asterix was written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo until the death of Goscinny in 1977. Uderzo then took over the writing until 2009, when he sold the rights to publishing company Hachette. As of 2015, 36 volumes have been released. Several of the books have been adapted into films, 9 animated and 4 live action.


Parc Astérix (opened in 1989) is a theme amusement park in France, approximately 35 km (22 mi) north of Paris – based on the comics about Asterix and his villagers.

It is especially well known in France for its large variety of roller coasters (including a bobsled one), and is also incorporating rides and themes from historic cultures such as the Gauls, the Romans, the ancient Greeks and the Egyptians, but always in the visual style of the stories.

If you happen to be in Paris, especially with kids, and you have a day to spend – try Parc Asterix!


16 thoughts on “Paris Much? Parc Asterix

      1. I was fortunate to have a British roommate. Who wouldn’t like a comic with a character called Getafix brewing special “potion”?


  1. I love, love, love Oblix and Asterix. I think I have read the whole series or nearly all of them. Actually that was the attraction between me and hubby when we first met. When he found out that I had massive collection of this comic, love just blossomed. Ha ha ha what a nerdy couple. I think i have to make a trip Paris after all. Can I just name one more – Fulliautomatix. ha ha ha, I am laughing thinking about it.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. ha ha ha, thank you for this blog, you have no idea how much it means to know that there is another nerd across the world who loves this comics as mush as us

        Liked by 1 person

  2. This may surprise you but asterix and his village friends are very well known to a generation of Indians – in the 80s and 90s we used to get those here – translated in Hindi! I have quite a few with me here 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Asterix and Obelix…thanks fro bringing back memories from my childhood!!! Also loved your posts about Paris. Even though I now live in the U.S, Paris remains home to me 🙂


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s