Wed. Oct 23rd, 2019

The Paris metro becomes a gala village for Astérix's 60th birthday


Asterix and Obelix They are celebrating. The most famous comic characters in the history of France turn 60 and have wanted to celebrate with all readers. Therefore, several Paris metro stations have been temporarily renamed and decorated in his honor.

Thus, "Place de Clichy" has become "Place de Clichix", "École Militaire" in "École Légionnaire" (legionary school) and the station of "Bourse" ("Bag") in "Sesterce" ("Sestercio" , ancient Roman coin).


Several Paris metro stations have been temporarily renamed and decorated in his honor

The Paris metro becomes a gala village

The Paris metro becomes a gala village
(FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP)









Equally surprised will be the passengers who get off at the “Rome” stop, baptized as “These Romans are crazy”. And it is that the station has completely changed its appearance. Thus, in the place of the usual commercials there are now vignettes of the popular comic, created in 1959 by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo.

Something similar happens at the Poissoniere station (“Pescadero”), where the most irascible shopkeeper in the Gala village, Ordenalfabetix, receives travelers who get out of it with one of their rotten fish in their hands but without the company of their inseparable blacksmith Esautomatix. On the other hand, at the Lyon Station, renamed "Lugdunum", it is the Druid Panorámix who performs the duties of host of the Parisian metro passengers.

The Paris metro becomes a gala village

The Paris metro becomes a gala village
(FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP)




Coinciding with this special anniversary, the next October 24 the 38th comic of the small hero gallo will go on sale, Vercingétorix's daughter, which has been translated into 20 languages ​​and has been adapted in 120 countries.

The subway has not been the only one that has joined such a designated date. The French postal service has released a series of stamps with the face of the characters in the saga and a series of two euro coins with the same reason for collectors.





Some metro stations have changed their name on the occasion of this anniversary

Some metro stations have changed their name on the occasion of this anniversary
(FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP)





The French postal service has released a series of stamps with the face of the characters in the saga and








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