Gaul, now France, has always been famous for its food and drink, so when for a bet with the Romans, Asterix and Obelix travel round collecting local delicacies, they start on the journey home with all sorts of goodies. First, however, they must outwit two thieves!
Normans invade the Gaulish village, hoping to learn the meaning of fear, but only Justforkix is afraid of them. Can Asterix and his companions teach them about fear? Then, Cacofonix finally has a triumphant moment.
A neighboring Gaulish chief asks the people of Asterix's village to help guard a cauldron full of money from the Romans. But the sneaky chief plans to double-cross everyone. So he steals back the cash just when Asterix is standing sentinel.
The governor of Gaul has always been a "creative" accountant. Now he's under investigation by Vexatius Sinusititis-or he was, until someone poisons the investigator. In order to heal Vexatius, Asterix and Obelix set off to locate a special flower that grows only in Helvetia.
Chief Vitalstatistix has rashly bet his brother-in-law, the infuriating show-off Homeopathix, that he can get hold of Caesar's laurel wreath to season a stew. Of course, now it's up to Asterix and Obelix to go to Rome, find the wreath, and bring it back for the promised dinner. Can they save Vitalstatistix's honor?
Julius Caesar sends Caius Preposterus, a bright young graduate of the Latin School of Economics, to corrupt the Gauls by introducing them to big business. Obelix's menhir trade is soon thriving, backed by a heavy advertising campaign, but does wealth bring happiness?
According to reliable sources this is the last Asterix book that Uderzo will illustrate and may be the last Asterix book ever! Caesar's galley is stolen, Obelix drinks the magic potion (with terrible results) and the Gauls find themselves all at sea.
"The first new Asterix book for five years sees Asterix and Obelix celebrating their joint birthday party back in the Gaulish village -- and some surprise guests have been invited! Meanwhile, Julius Caesar has to deal with his old enemy Pompey, who is looking for supporters among the legions stationed in Gaul. And just what part do two old friends play in the story, Tremensdelirius and the lovely Panacea? After many exciting adventures, all is finally...