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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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La Coupole. Interesting, but not ideal for little kids

Size of parking lot is not big enough for busy times. I wouldn't recommend to buy combined ticket... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hasselt, The Netherlands
Lucky Escape

Tucked away down a country lane this museum took some finding, but the effort was well worth it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rob H
Uckfield, 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...
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • 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 1 week ago

Size of parking lot is not big enough for busy times. I wouldn't recommend to buy combined ticket with 3D Planetarium if you have children up to 5 years. We expected more exposition, but it was mainly the Planetarium itself and the general introduction was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away down a country lane this museum took some finding, but the effort was well worth it! An amazing engineering feat, built into a hillside like a set from a James Bond film ( could this of been an inspiration?) it was meant to...More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a really interesting afternoon at the Coupole which has been very well presented. Interesting planetarium show, very enthusiastic staff and plenty to look at and read in the corridors of the Coupole. One tip - take a sweater as the temperature in the Coupole...More

Thank nikiandphil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited and the children loved the imax style cinema and planetarium. It was a great show and then they thoroughly enjoyed learning about the site's history and the concentration camp experiences. Quite a lot of thought provoking moments. The cafe was reasonably priced and...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 12 July 2017 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 5 July 2017

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

Thank Sofasleeper
Reviewed 5 July 2017

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 227,957
Reviewed 26 June 2017

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 21 June 2017

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

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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
11 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