New theme park: Parc Spirou

The brand new Parc Spirou amusement park is opening on 1 June 2018 between Avignon and Carpentras. Unsurprisingly, it’s themed around the Spirou comic strip. And although Spirou himself is the park’s symbol, the attractions will be based on Spirou and Fantasio cartoon books as well as other characters from the Dupuis stable, including Marsupilami, Lucky Luke, the Daltons and Gaston Lagaffe. Something for all the generations to enjoy together!

Parc Spirou is making its final preparations for opening under the gaze of its neighbour, Wave Island water park (formerly Splashworld), which has been up and running for several years. Together they are transforming Monteux into the new family-friendly hub of Vaucluse.


The park will offer 12 attractions across 4.5 hectares, as well as a selection of enjoyable food and drink options.


Attractions include:

  • Roller coasters: Parc Spirou boasts three roller coasters, including the impressive Spirou Racing, rising up to 20 metres at its highest point. Each ride features different characters: Spirou (Spirou Racing), Lucky Luke and the Daltons (Wanted by Lucky Luke), and Seccotine (En Avant Seccotine);
  • More family-friendly attractions, themed around the Marsupilami family and Comte de Champignac, are perfect for all ages, especially younger visitors (from age 4)
  • Indoor digital attractions: three 3-/4-/5-D simulators take visitors on an extraordinary journey through the worlds of Gaston, Zombillénium and the dinosaurs. These spectacular attractions feature a mix of monsters from the comic strips, scarily realistic dinosaurs, and panicky Spirou magazine staff trying to deal with Gaston’s enormous blunders.

2018 Opening: open every day from 7 June to 9 September, then every weekend and Wednesday until French autumn school holidays, and again every day during the autumn half-term holidays (20 Oct-4 Nov). The 2018 season closes from Sunday 4 November.

Public opening times: 10 am – 6 pm

Admission prices:

Adults (12 and over): €32 – Special rate for late arrivals (after 3pm): €16

Children (4 to 11): €25

Free for children under 4 and anyone under a metre tall


Parc Spirou

800 Allée de Beaulieu

84170 Monteux

Contact for tour operators:

T. 33 (0)4 58 555 000