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La Coupole

D 210 5 rue Clabaux | Saint-Omer, 62570 Saint-Omer, France
+33 3 21 12 27 27
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Not far from Saint omer not too far from Normandy in northern France and it is an amazing place to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Larry M
Eugene, Oregon
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One of the best war museums in France

Superb record of history of the V2 missiles which were fired at England and Belgium from this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint-Omer, France
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A secret base at the heart of Second World Wae history...A real underground town, constructed in 1943 and 1944 by the German army to go ahead with the launch V2 rockets on London, La Coupole is an exceptional site on which the destiny of Europe could have been played out...Today, it is an astonishing museum, a centre to gain an understanding of the historical and scientific stakes at play during the Second World War, from Occupation to the hidden face of space conquest. New! La Coupole now houses a revolutionary 3D planetarium. Sit insite the massive 360° room wearing your active 3D glasses and travel thtough the universe...
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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D 210 5 rue Clabaux | Saint-Omer, 62570 Saint-Omer, France
+33 3 21 12 27 27
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not far from Saint omer not too far from Normandy in northern France and it is an amazing place to visit and a reminder that genocide continues only in different forms than the Nazis.

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb record of history of the V2 missiles which were fired at England and Belgium from this region. But also an extensive record of what life was like in the Pas de Calais region during the war. Don't miss it.

Thank langlais2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An astonishing product of dark times being put to wonderful educational use. Allow 2 hours to do this museum justice.

Thank Sofasleeper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought this was well worth it. It is a walk-round museum arranged over a number of floors. A fair number of the exhibits are photographic but none the worse for that. Really interesting. Some photos are disturbing and not for children, but remind us...More

Thank 2,27,957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rocket Base is a walking museum mainly centred around the second world war you walk around the hand dug tunnels & also along with exhibits has films showing the origins of the V1 & V2 rockets in Penemunde It is a fantasic musuem &...More

Thank lamptechonthenet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A place to dwell and think about the death and destuction which was launched from here during the war

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Thank Gary J
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This site takes you through the history of war and sciences in a way that educates you of the profound impact of war on all of us. The 3d cinema flight over France shows how vulnerable flyers were. The human aspect is not forgotten showing...More

Thank Gill D
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The underground tunnels now house exhibitions with a broad perspective on WW1, and be warned, those tunnels are cold! The WW2. Missile launching site was built in 1943 under a hill where Allied bombs couldn't reach it, with the aim of firing V2 rockets on...More

Thank Katieclem46
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Had been wanting to go here for many years and the wait was so worthwhile. Amazing museum full of facts/memorabilia and not just all about the V1 and V2 rockets. Plenty of interest about the rest of the war as well. There are two films...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Great experience, just unbelievable what can be built during a war. A tragedy that so many died in the futility of building this.

Thank Terry B
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Stella E
24 October 2016|
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Response from salvagebabe | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It is all enclosed in a huge dome, not underground where the blockhouse eperleques is mainly underground. The displays are spacious with high ceilings once you get through the initial entrance corridor but I wouldn't say... More
1 May 2016|
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Response from zekenix | Reviewed this property |
I'd say three to four hours would give you enough time to leisurely see the exhibits and take in a planetarium show if you want to.
Nigel H
12 March 2015|
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Response from Kaye J | Reviewed this property |
Yes, La Coupole will be open from 9am to 6pm. As for food, there's not really a cafe or even a fast food shop -- it's more like a small selection of prepared foods (think pre-packaged hot dogs) and soft drinks. It's not... More