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La Coupole

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Spent a half day here, would have spent longer but we were stuck for time. An excellent place to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
An amazing monument and a well presented, thoughtful museum

What an amazing place! It has a lot of well presented information about the area in war time. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nick M
London, 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
+33 3 21 12 27 27
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing place! It has a lot of well presented information about the area in war time. The parts about the slave labour and concentration camps was particularly moving. The commentary is via a headset in English which operates as your reach particular exhibits....More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss this site ,like a James Bond film set. Whatever one has to admire what the germans built ok it was with slave labour and at great cost in lives but could we the Brits have built anything like this

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not far from the Tunnel this is a great place to visit. Really interesting to go into the tunnels that were being built for the flying bombs to be despatched from during the Second World War. Had history been different the world could have been...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here on the way back to Calais after a weekend visiting Arras. Not quite sure what to expect as the reviews are slightly mixed, but i have to say this was worth every bit of the 10 euro entry fee. We did not...More

Thank Russy3024
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think you need firstly to remember the suffering endured by those forced to build this complex and the locals who lost their lives due to their proximity to the bombs sent to destroy it, plus the brave aircrew that never returned home. Having said...More

Thank CruiseInvestor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My scepticism of the attraction was found to be erroneous. The structure itself, albeit constructed in a hasty fashion and with unethical means of labour, was an interesting engineering achievement. The designs of these weapons bases were far in advance of the then current defensive...More

Thank ajw570
Reviewed 15 September 2018

An excellent museum telling not just the story of the V2 rockets that were to be launched from the site (until Allied bombardment forced its abandonment in favour of mobile launches),  but also the history of the RAF in the north of France during WWII. ...More

Thank stalbansroamer
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Something for everyone: - well researched war history of the local areas and WWI and II in general - impressive collection of rockets and scientific facts to back them up - very thorough history/artifacts relating to the holocaust - planetarium with shows on the cosmos...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit and spells out just how close the Nazis got to causing major devastation of the UK. Tour starts with a walk through the underground bunker/production line although this is disappointing brief and a little empty. Upstairs in the concrete bunker you...More

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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