July 2011 / UK

The Smurfs

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours.


In Detail


Where the Smurf are we? Belgium, birthplace of the Smurfs that’s where, and it’s time to lift off into the blue skies onboard the wonderful Smurf Balloon!

With more hot air than Papa Smurf the giant blue balloon rises effortlessly into the sky.  Breathtaking views of the Belgian countryside and the Smurf homeland are guaranteed. Ride the wind, floating above the landscape.   

Back on terra firma for celebratory drink and smiles all round. Commemorate the event in a flight certificate with details of date, altitude, take-off and landing site!

Follow the Comic Strip through the City of Brussels. 18 large comic strip images decorate the sides of buildings around the centre. At the end of the route lies a unique museum, the Belgian Centre of Comic Strip Art. Entrance to the museum reveals an extraordinary history of Belgian cartoon and graphic art.  And in the blue corner, one part of the museum remains forever dedicated to The Smurfs.

There are other Smurfs in Brussels. Stroll along Boulevard Anspach and peer into the many shop windows.  If you’re lucky, a Smurf may be peering back!