Live action comedy based on the comics by Albert Uderzo and Rene Goscinny. The Egyptian Queen Cleopatra (Monica Bellucci) bets against the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar (Alain Chabat), that she will be able to build a new palace within three months. The honour of building the palace goes to Numerobis (Jamel Debbouze). If he succeeds, he will be covered in gold and if he fails his fate is to be eaten by crocodiles. Numerobis calls upon an old friend to help him out: the fabulous Druid Panoramix (Claude Rich) from Gallia, who brews a potion that provides supernatural strength. In order to help and protect him, Asterix (Christian Clavier) and Obelix (Gerard Depardieu) accompany the old Druid on his journey to Egypt. When Julius Caesar gets wind of the project succeeding, he has the building site attacked by his troops in order to win the bet and not lose face. But he hasn't counted on Asterix and Obelix.