The Asterix Project
PTSYM Floor Plan

Partial floor plan of "The Place That Sends You Mad"

"The Place That Sends You Mad" is a location from The Twelve Tasks of Asterix. It is a maze-like, multistory office building founded on bureaucracy and staffed by clinically unhelpful people who direct all their clients to other similarly unhelpful people elsewhere in the building. It is unknown if "The Place That Sends You Mad" is the building's actual name, or if it has another.

Finding Permit A 38 in "The Place That Sends You Mad" is the eighth task Asterix and Obelix have to complete. They run from room to room and window to window filling out one form after another until Obelix goes nearly insane and Asterix asks about a fake permit from a fake circular. The building is thrown into chaos as the staff go mad asking each other for information about this permit, until the Prefect in charge of the place gives Asterix Permit A 38 to get rid of him. He then went insane when he realised he'd blew it.