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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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An amazing place to visit

I last time went here years ago and thought it was good then, spent about 1 1/2 to 2 hours there... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Southampton, United Kingdom
Accounts of both World Wars in one centre

My wife and I dropped in here for a visit toward the end of our Germany & France road trip. I think... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Slough, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 yesterday

I last time went here years ago and thought it was good then, spent about 1 1/2 to 2 hours there. Have just been there again with my wife and it has changed so much, with a new entrance building which has a Planitarium and...More

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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I dropped in here for a visit toward the end of our Germany & France road trip. I think we stayed around 2 hours, but more time is really needed to do the displays justice. Great to see some school children (English...More

Thank PathManSlough
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited several similar sites in France & been disappointed with the state of presentation. This site is very well maintained. It conveys the menace & impressiveness of the construction. You get earphones in your language. There are several videos. My sole regret is...More

Thank Mhmob1238
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a very wet day and when you walk into the old missile bunkers it is COLD. However as you progress through the museum into the doam it becomes much more cofortable. As well as a most interesting account of the sites history,...More

1  Thank crackingbloke
Reviewed 1 week ago

This site, built as a launch site for V2s in World War II but never used, is an astonishing piece of engineering; you enter a two floor museum under the enormous concrete dome through a long man-made tunnel which provides a good indication of the...More

1  Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La Couple has several different things to see on site, focusing on various themes. The main tunnel leading into the system has panels (in French, English, and German) exploring aspects of warfare, focused on the two main World Wars. After ascending by lift to beneath...More

Thank Antony B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews we decided to take a couple of hours to visit La Coupole, but spent over 3.5 hours. We didn't do the planetarium but bunker was excellent. It plotted the history of warfare and associated history of the V2 site and development...More

Thank Simon W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyable trip for all the family (took bits aged 12 and 10). Lots of interesting displays and video presentations. Space age info was especially good, and helped explain the whole story. Only 22 euros for the whole family, a bargain. Not too busy, even...More

Thank dfriel2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visted the 3d cinema sevral times as different shows on different days, plus can be accessed seperate to musem. The musem will worth vist great insight to hidden history of slave workers in ww2

Thank psychotortoise
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is in several parts. It was the site of a V2 German rocket base in WW2 and the construction of the structure is explained fully. The development of the V1 and V2 are covered in detail. There are several interesting videos to watch...More

Thank 350biker
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Stella E
25 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