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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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A little like visiting the underground Hospital in Jersey, so hidden away

Despite the snow and ice, access was good, you think you are parking in a disused quarry, the only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David H
Fareham, United Kingdom
Superbly done museum

Fascinating, yet chilling, account of the development of rocket science through the 20th century... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Will C
Bath, 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...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • 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

Despite the snow and ice, access was good, you think you are parking in a disused quarry, the only thing slightly out of the norm is the V1 launch pad in the car park area. Very informative information as you walk the 400 metres of...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating, yet chilling, account of the development of rocket science through the 20th century. All the more fascinating and made real by seeing this in the very bunker constructed by Hitler's troops to develop and launch the rockets at London. The interpretation is quite textual,...More

Thank Will C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The last time I visited La Coupole was soon after it was opened to the public. Wow, how it has changed! There is now a planetarium (that we didn’t go in), good loos (!) and tonnes of amazing exhibits within the original concrete complex. We...More

Thank Richard_A-Sandys
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The sheer scale of this place takes your breathe away. Very interesting museum with excellent facilities. Do see the information films available. Helps to recreate a real sense of the period in which it was operating. An excellent architectural inspiration even if its purpose was...More

Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Went many moons ago before the museum in its current form was there, now become an essential site for anyone with an interest in WW2. Great museum, fantastic atmosphere, museum built into the V2 facility so feels very immersive.

Thank Anil O
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We had allowed 2 hours to see everything but would have needed double to do the place justice. The 3D Planetarium is a must with different shows at different times such as dinosaurs, and space adventures. Audio systems are included in the price and 3D...More

Thank 406Gordon
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Have been wanting to visit this site for sometime, got here in the end. Very interesting, we spend well over 2 hours here, very impressed. This is well worth a visit, I would love to go back again, and I’m sure next year I’ll be...More

Thank Graham929
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Huge, many fascinating items, and accurate, properly researched, no-nonsense narrative displays. The timeline ( with no added comment - it doesn't need it ) of Werner Von Braun's journey from visitor to forced-labour camps making his missiles in WW2 to senior member of the US...More

1  Thank Charles D
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The planetarium was great value for money and the English translation via the headset was great. The museum films are excellent, if long, but numerous and very well informed. A great museum all round.

Thank Sharon C
cyrilled206, Représentant La Coupole at La Coupole, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you very much for your comments. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

A group of 6 of us called in here on the way back to the UK to spend the afternoon. Amazing place with some great exhibits and information. Scary how close it all came to a very different end. The WiFi audio system is absolutely...More

1  Thank mikeyskay
cyrilled206, Représentant La Coupole at La Coupole, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

So sorry that you had problems with the audioguides. They work quite well for most of our visitors. It may happen that one of them fails, but, in that case, others are available upon request either at the reception desk or under the dome. We...More

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19 October 2017|
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Response from cyrilled206 | Property representative |
Hello, Sorry for the antispamware, but it becomes more and more useful, I am afraid. Of course, the whole exhibition is presented in English, as well as in German and Dutch, both in the audio guides and on the exhibition... More
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12 October 2017|
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Response from Katieclem46 | Reviewed this property |
As others have said, it is wheelchair accessible and there are lifts. The tunnels themselves can be faintly uneven with tiny stalagmites from the dripping water permeating the limestone. There are boardwalks in some areas... More
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