Albert Uderzo à son bureau,  Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1985

Uderzo, Comme une potion magique exhibition

Are you a fan of Asterix and his friends? This summer, the hero from Armorique introduces the man who created his image in a delightful exhibition for the whole family.

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One year after the death of Albert Uderzo, the musée Maillol in Paris is devoting a major retrospective to the work of this famous comic book illustrator.

This exhibition, Uderzo, Like a Magic Potion, is the first to focus on the artist and an opportunity for visitors and fans to discover the work of this great name in the world of comic books. Uderzo was a passionate and self-taught draughtsman, and for decades he made people laugh, charming young and old alike with his colourful and lively illustrations. Strongly influenced by the works of Disney and American comics, and armed with his pencils and brushes and a great diversity of graphic styles, this youngster from Paris was able to develop his imagination and share it with the whole world. The ground floor and first floor of the museum are filled with notebooks, sketches, original plates and covers from the children’s newspaper Pilote, like a life-sized comic strip.

Asterix the Gaul

No introduction is needed for Asterix the Gaul, one of Uderzo’s most famous achievements, whose fame has only continued to grow over the 32 albums recounting his adventures. Created by the illustrator with his lifelong associate, René Goscinny, Asterix the Gaul with his winged helmet and yellow moustache, accompanied by his inseparable friend Obélix, have made entire generations of children laugh, who have in turn introduced their own children to these classic comics. In the museum’s rooms, no fewer than 300 original works and personal documents belonging to Uderzo are on display, including different studies and variations on the stories of the village of the indomitable Gauls.

You can also discover the other characters drawn by the artist, including Oumpah-Pah, a young Indian who meets a French aristocrat in 18th-century America. Or find out about the adventures of Tanguy and Laverdure, in which Uderzo took pleasure in inventing models of aeroplanes flown by the protagonists of these stories about the world of aviation.
Albert Uderzo, a true graphic talent, will be remembered by all as the person who knew how to bring the truculent adventures of our childhood heroes to life in images and movement.

An exhibition not to be missed for a touch of nostalgia.

To ensure you and your children don’t miss anything this summer, see our guide to Paris Region exhibitions to discover soon with your family!

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59-61 rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris 7ème

Days and opening hours

From 2705 to 31/10/2021, daily between 10.30 am and 6.30 pm.


  • Full price: 14.50 €, Reduced price: 10 €, Family pass: 44 €.
    Free entry for children < 7 years.
    A one-way ticket gives access to the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions
    Reserving a ticket online for a specific time slot is strongly recommended for all visitors, including friends of the museum and free admission recipients.


Spoken languages

  • French
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