Theme Park just outside Paris, France. Hold on tight for big thrills on a 1.3 km route
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This is the best themepark in France! This includes many thrills for a whole family day out. There are some great rollercoasters there inc Tonnerre de Zeus, Goudurix and etc. When we arrived there it was pouring with rain, then later on in the day got alot better with sunshine! The Tonnerre de Zeus rollercoaster is a great woodie rollercoaster, it reaches up to 52mph that keeps going in a 4044ft long track full of turns, hills and etc. The Gudurix speeds up to 56mph and can definaletey reach 7 inversions! What a great day out even it poured with rain first at all. Great theme oark in France and i come from england so the good thing is i know theres a good place with roller coasters when i need to go!! I rate this super duper park with good roller coasters, good themes 8/10, thats not bad! Keeo the park up!
Parc Asterix is a great theme park that is around 35km north east of Paris and can be reached easily either along the A1 motorway or via RER from Charles De Gaulle(Roissy) airport. Although there is a huge car park it is sometimes packed especially in summer and parking isn't cheap at 8 euros!
The park is open everyday April through until the end of August and is open on set days in the other months. However, I would definitely check before you go in winter months as sometimes companies rent the park out. It costs 39 euros for adults(over 12's) and 29 euros for children with under 3's visiting for free. I would look out for offers though as I have been twice and paid 25 euros the first and went in free the second time (as a guest of a company.)
The park is split into five worlds; La Gaule(Gaul), L'Empire Romain(Roman Empire), La Grèce(Greece), Les Vikings(Vikings) and Travers le temps(Across the times). Some of the major attractions are:
Menhir Express, a water flume where a waterproof would be very advisable, particularly if you're at the front;
Le Tonnerre de Zeus, a great rollercoaster that isn't as rickety as it looks; La Galère, a swinging pirate ship that isn't for those with weak stomachs;
Oxygénarium, a fairly cazlm water attraction ;
Goudrix, the biggest attraction that travels at 75 km/h and takes in no less than seven loop the loops!
There are also several rides for children including The Grand Splash, a small rollacoaster, spinning cups and more. Furthermore, children would enjoy the dolphin show held every afternoon in the summer.
I have been to the park with a group in their teens/twenties and with two 5 year olds and both times had a thoroughly enjoyable day. There was something for everyone to do and activities such as the dolphin show and ice-skating spectacular(held near to christmas) were popular with both groups. One thing to bear in mind is that the water rides tend to shut in late autumn and winter as well as on days where the weather is particularly bad.
In comparison with Disneyland which is not too far away and the most popular choice for many visitors to Paris Parc Asterix isn't as magical. Although the decorations and "worlds" are not in the same standard as Disney they are still pretty impressive and add to the experience. There is a good selection of food available, several gift shops and helpful staff who speak english well if you are not a french speaker. The queues are relatively short compared with most theme parks so you get the chance to try as many rides as possible! At Parc Asterix everyone is welcome and everyone will have a great time.
We went to Parc Asterix while holidaying near Paris - if you have a Tesco clubcard you can buy entry tickets for one quarter of the face value by using your clubcard vouchers. Because of its proximity to Disneyland Paris, many dismiss is as a lesser park; those who do are missing out on a treat! For one thing, at Parc Asterix you will get on more than just one or two rides, for another, Parc Asterix has a great sense of humour.
Parc Asterix is, unsurprisingly, centred around the Asterix characters, but don't be put off if you are not a fan; you can enjoy the park regardless, and the park caters for all ages. The park is compact, and beautifully designed, and it is easy to get around the whole park in one day:
Tonnerre de Zeus - at 100ft tall and 400ft long it is one of the biggest wooden rollercoasters in Europe and considered to be the best by many connisseurs. One thing to look out for is the enormous statue of Zeus that guards the ride - if you look closely he's wearing polkadot knickers under his toga!
Goudurix - the first rollercoaster in the world to have seven loop the loops, and if that weren't enough, it's almost entirely suspended above water! Definitely one for the fearless members of the group.
La Trace du Hourra - A bobsleigh ride that sends you down a pipe at over 40 mph
Menhir Express - A log flume ride with a few surprises along the way
There are loads of other rides for all of the family and specifically for kids. There are also four or five water rides, plenty of live action shows and a dolphin and seal show that is simply brilliant.
The queues are nowhere near as bad as at Disneyland Paris, but bear in mind that Wednesdays are as busy as weekends, as this is traditionally a day off school in France