All comic book fans will be able to laze around quietly
If there is a master country in this area, it is Belgium. The comic strip was indeed born in this country in the 20s thanks to the indestructible Hergé and his hero with a rebellious wick, Tintin. Moreover, the famous adventurous journalist is being honored at the Cité de la Bande Dessinée, so quickly, head to Brussels for a colorful report.
Brussels: the City of Comics and Images
This is The place to be to know everything about comics, from its origins to the present day, including the most famous authors and designers, for whom Brussels is the world capital of comics.
Here discover the Ninth Art in all its splendor and originality. Obviously, Hergé and Tintin are the stars of this comic book museum, but this unique collection in Europe leaves room for many other artists.
Angoulême and its famous festival
Angoulême is to France what Brussels is to Belgium: the capital of comics! And if you are fans of these fascinating readings, why not go and meet its authors and illustrators on the occasion of the largest comic book festival in Europe?
Created in the 70s, this festival has toured the whole world and each year brings together thousands of readers who love to laze from morning to night …
Or ? At the Angoulême Theater, at the Espace Franquin and at the Musée du Papier in Angoulême
When? From January 28 to 31, 2021 (if the festival is maintained)
Ile de France: Parc Asterix
Immerse yourself in the heart of the Gaulish village by spending an emotional day at Parc Astérix. Laughter guaranteed, good humor guaranteed and thrills will be at the rendezvous in the attractions of this park which honors Asterix, Obelix and all his friends.
The world of comics is thus preserved, as Albert Uderzo wanted, who passed away in March 2020.
Or ? In Plailly, in the Paris region.
When? In this period of health crisis, we invite you to find out more on the official website of Parc Astérix.
Cheverny and its famous castle
Direction the Loire Valley to visit a famous castle, that of Cheverny. Why this one? Quite simply because he inspired Hergé for the creation of the Château de Moulinsart, the fortress inherited by the grumpy Captain Haddock.
Young and old should appreciate this original visit which revolves around three essential places: the castle of course but also its magnificent park and finally its museum dedicated to Tintin.
Or ? In Cheverny, south of Blois, in Loir-et-Cher.
When? In this period of health crisis, we invite you to find out more on the official website of the Château de Cherveny.
Vaucluse: the Spirou Park
Less known than Parc Astérix but just as fun, here is Parc Spirou entirely dedicated to the famous groom straight out of the imagination of Belgian publisher Jean Dupuis. And just like Parc Astérix, it is one of the must-see attractions for all comic book fans who will feast on attractions, each more pleasant than the next.
Or ? In Monteux, 10 minutes by car from Avignon in the Vaucluse.
When? In this period of health crisis, we invite you to find out more on the official website of Parc Spirou.
Paris and the Glénat editions gallery
There are art galleries, and galleries devoted to the Ninth Art, like the Galerie des éditions Glénat in Paris. A giant in the world of comics, Glénat presents authors who are less famous but who deserve to be recognized in the profession and seeds of talent with a promising future.
We like: all genres are presented, from humor to action, including caricature and eroticism.
Or ? 22 rue de Picardie in Paris.
When? In this period of health crisis, we invite you to find out more on the official website of Galerie Glénat.
Geneva: the Ibis de Carouge hotel
This time, not a museum or a festival but an unusual hotel. In Geneva, Switzerland, the Ibis Style de Carouge hotel honors comics in each of its rooms. Each floor is entirely dedicated to a Geneva comic book author, the most famous of which: Zep, born in Geneva on December 15, 1967.
Ibis Style Carouge Hotel : from 130 € per night in a double room (20 minutes from the city center by tram).