La Coupole

An exceptional Historical Museum and Planetarium, only 40 minutes from Calais


One of the great relics of the Second World War

Situated 5km from the town of Saint-Omer, La Coupole is a gigantic underground bunker designed by the Nazis, in 1943-1944.

Exclusive offer

la coupole offer

Exclusive offer

Free hot drink with a combined ticket

Offer validity: until 31st December 2016

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  • Valid with a combined ticket for the museum and 3D planetarium.
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.
  • No cash alternative.
  • To redeem the offer, customers must present their Eurotunnel Le Shuttle ticket hanger at La Coupole ticket office.
  • This exclusive offer is provided by La Coupole and can be withdrawn or modified without notice at any time. Eurotunnel Le Shuttle cannot be responsible for any claims and is not liable for any changes made to the offer.

The Museum

La Coupole is one of the great relics of the Second World War in Europe, a History and Remembrance Centre, now a major tourist attraction. The underground bunker was used to store, prepare and launch the V2 rockets, the secret weapon that Hitler was counting on to destroy London.

The Museum

Audio guide headphones are available in 4 languages (French, English, Dutch and German). The two audio guided tours will help you discover the ambiguous relationship between science and history, from Hitler's secret weapons to the conquest of Space.

La Coupole recently underwent a renovation program in order to be more innovative and interactive. Photos, films, items and documents enrich the exhibition. Two new exhibitions, the birth of the atomic bomb and air photography are now available. 

The Planetarium

Experience the wonders of the Universe on a fully immersive journey!

the planetarium

Discover the Universe as we take you on an incredible journey in a 360° projection room equipped with revolutionary 3D technology. Float in the Universe, fly to the Moon on board Saturn V or step foot on Mars. An unforgettable experience for the whole family!

Films are shown in 3D or 2D depending on the show by 6 video projectors combined with an astronomy simulator generating 360° very high resolution images. With a 360° hemispherical screen 15 metres in diameter, a 15° sloping floor and a 5.1 surround sound system, the Planetarium offers visitors full immersion in Space and Science.

Each show lasts 50 to 60 minutes, starting with a voyage through space with live commentary (15 minutes) followed by a choice of films (35 minutes).

Getting there and around

Situated 5km from the town of Saint-Omer, La Coupole is a gigantic underground bunker designed by the Nazis, in 1943-1944. Just a 40 minute drive on the motorway from Eurotunnel Le Shuttle's Calais Terminal.

La Coupole
Rue du Mont-à- Car
62570 Helfaut
Tel : + 33 (3) 21 12 27 27

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Practical information
Free audio-guide - Average length: about 3 ½ hours -Fully accessible to persons with reduced mobility - Cafeteria - Picnic area - Free car park - Animals not admitted

Opening Times : (local time)
Daily from 09:00 to 18:00
Daily from 10:00 to 19:00 in July and August

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from £23
Prices start from £23 per car, each way* *£23 Day Trip & Overnight - Ticket must be purchased as part of a 2 day return. Return must be completed by midnight (local time) on the second calendar day. Book your travel now