Parc Astérix is based on the comic books about "Astérix the Gaul" by two Frenchmen, Goscinny and Uderzo. The stories are set around 50 B.C. when Julius Caesar had conquered vast regions of France. In the stories there is one small village left that won't surrender to the Romans. The villagers have a magic potion that makes them invincible, helping them to keep the Romans out. One of these villagers is called Astérix.