Parc Astérix are serving up a gastronomic treat for fans this summer with a chance to dine like the diminutive Gaul himself.
The Gallic Banquet, available until August 27, is set to be the highlight of the park’s summer programme, featuring a traditional feast of homemade local food including Obelix’s favourite, wild boar – and you’ll get to meet some familiar faces too. The tables are dressed banquet style with traditional crockery and drinking horns in the heart of the Gallic Village.
The menu starts with a sharing platter of salads, cold meats, seafood and the like; followed by a buffet of hot dishes from the Gauls’ Grill, including wild boar, chicken and salmon; rounded off by desserts and drinks. Children will be treated to alcohol-free cocktails and aperitifs.
As well as the mighty banquet, Parc Astérix is running longer opening hours to make the most of the summer months so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the live shows such as Gaulois-Romains: Le Match and the park’s 47 attractions, including seven different water rides – perfect for cooling off in the summer heat!
And for the grown-ups, it’s all aboard for the Aerolaf, a 35m high rotating bar in the Viking zone where you can enjoy panoramic views of the park and the surrounding forest whilst sipping on cocktails.
Parc Astérix is just 40 minutes outside Paris in Plailly. Booking for the banquet (€19 per child; €49 per adult) is essential and the prices are in addition to the entrance fee to the park.
Please note that all visitors over 18 will need proof of Covid vaccination or a negative PCR test to enter the park. From August 30, this will apply to everyone aged 12 and older. Visitors from the UK are invited to download their vaccination certificate from the official NHS app or by calling 119 to obtain an official letter certifying their Covid-19 status.