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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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This place is definitely worth a 2 to 3 hour visit. Depending on how much you know about the war... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Clair H
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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Great experience

Stayed at Blessy for a week to watch Quatre Jours de Dunkirk cycle race. We had a spare day at the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JonnyPreston
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Preston, 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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  • Average8%
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D 210 5 rue Clabaux | Saint-Omer, 62570 Saint-Omer, France
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is definitely worth a 2 to 3 hour visit. Depending on how much you know about the war depends on how long you want to take to watch the videos and read the most informative displays. Staff were very helpful. Do you use...More

Thank Clair H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Blessy for a week to watch Quatre Jours de Dunkirk cycle race. We had a spare day at the end of the week so decided to visit La Coupole. It was a great experience and took 4 hours to look round the historical...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had stayed in Arras and were looking for something to do in the rain before returning to Calais. Our B & B recommended this as it was on the way back and it was well worth it. It is an experience really split into...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had not heard of this site, its very special .Its technical with the design and use of the building and its rockets, its moving because of its other story about the occupation of France.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unlike some museums this one will have something to attract all ages. The WW2 site of the V2 bombs WA closed down before it came into active use - but it was a close thing! Lots of interesting exhibits and explanatory films, complemented with audio...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Actually visited several years ago. The whole experience was very moving. A stark reminder of the was horrors experienced by French people under occupation. Well worth a visit. RDR

Thank Richard R
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This is a place of hardship and terror in real terms. Slave labor made to dig tunnels for rockets that were going to rain down on the free cities of Europe. It’s not easy to take all the facts in or to understand how the...More

Thank SmilerP
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

We spent an interesting few hours here as a group of 3 adults. Though the main attraction is the vast concrete dome built to house and launch the V1/2 rockets, a good dela of the museum is take up by information boards and videos about...More

Thank AdandAn
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

A fascinating look at the creation and advances of the rocket powered weapons that were to be assembled and launched from the site. Vast concrete dome (I believe the largest in Europe) contains a very interesting museum that focuses predominantly on the war in general...More

Thank James R
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

A very interesting visit but quite emotional and sad in parts. Our visit was marred by noisy school groups despite several notices asking people for silence.

Thank maidenfan
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twinservices
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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13 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
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Stella E
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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
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