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La Coupole

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This huge construction was created secretly by the Germans using forced labour.It was to the base... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Woking, United Kingdom
The scale of this missile assembly factory is staggering.

We spent nearly four hours looking round the V bomb exhibition, which was truly awesome. The scale... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
Hartfield, 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...more
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D 210 5 rue Clabaux | Saint-Omer, 62570 Saint-Omer, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This huge construction was created secretly by the Germans using forced labour.It was to the base for launching V2 rockets & flying bombs to bombard London & the English coast.However it was never fully operational. The two films giving a background history to the war...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

We spent nearly four hours looking round the V bomb exhibition, which was truly awesome. The scale of the tunnels etc is scary... we’d read it was something out of a James Bond movie and it was! The English headphones give an automated description ......More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

When I got my ticket I was told to plan for two maybe two and a half hours plus the extra film in the 3D cinema. Well altogether I spent seven! The main attraction is the rocket section, but even before you get there you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank malcrows
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This was the site of a secret Nazi base from where they planned to launch V2 rockets and flying bombs towards Britain. It was built using a significant number of 'slave labour' and contains a massive amount of information about WW2. Much of the site...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David C
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I went with 2 teenage girls and they found it as fascinating and moving as I did. You get a headset so the films and commentary is in our own language. It takes a good couple of hours. Also a small cafe and interesting shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Helen B
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

A very interesting museum with superb mini documentaries and displays, all housed in secret underground tunnels. It details the German occupation of northern France and the development of the V rockets, as well as the allies aerial attempts to destroy the German terror weapons. Some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

Really enjoyed this museum, the site of the V2 launch facility. Plenty of films and footage of interest. Only 10 euros to enter. Plenty of parking

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Loved the visit , very informative , stayed for hours. Extremely unique place to walk round and get an understanding of what happened here Even the 3D planetarium was great 👍

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank fatbob99
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our fascinating visit here. The history was unbelievable and the place has been kept exactly as it would have been.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Hollyncharlie
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Spent a half day here, would have spent longer but we were stuck for time. An excellent place to visit with many visual 'attractions'

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from DonJan_Wirral | Reviewed this property |
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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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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