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Paris Metro gets a makeover for Asterix’s 60th birthday

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 10, 2019 13:36

Paris Metro gets a makeover for Asterix’s 60th birthday

The Paris metro has given itself an “Asterix”-style makeover to celebrate the comic book’s 60th birthday this October. Twelve metro stations around the city were temporarily renamed to pay tribute to the comic book series.Menilmontant station became “Menhirmontant” after Asterix’s sidekick Obelix’s super strength, while Rome station was decorated in “Asterix”-themed posters. Beloved characters Asterix, Obelix, and Getafix also made an appearance to pose for photos with fans in Gare de Lyon station, which had a Roman-themed makeover, becoming “Gare de Lugdunum” to match the comic’s Roman-era setting. The pint-sized Gaul, who has been entertaining readers with his exploits alongside oversized Obelix since 1959, has become a mainstay in the publishing industry with more than 370 million albums sold worldwide.As well as being translated into more than 100 languages, the books have inspired a dozen movies and cartoon series.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 10, 2019 13:36