An exceptional historical museum, only 40 minutes from Calais
One of the great relics of World War II
Situated 5km from the town of Saint-Omer, La Coupole is a gigantic underground bunker designed by the Nazis, in 1943-1944.
Offer validity: from 9 October to 10 December 2015 every day of the week.
How to redeem the offers: customers must present their Eurotunnel Le Shuttle ticket hanger at La Coupole ticket office.
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.
Visitors enter the bunker through a dark tunnel, echoing with the sounds of the then building works and bombing raids, which will take them to the gigantic concrete dome. Two exhibitions are on offer: “The new V1 and V2 weapons, following in the footsteps of Wernher von Braun, the German engineer behind the V2 rocket and Man’s first step on the moon. The second exhibition “The north of France in German hands” examines the major periods of the Occupation: the invasion, exodus, daily life, the Resistance, the collaboration and the liberation.
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.
Experience the wonders of the Universe on a fully immersive journey!
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 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.
Rue du Mont-à- Car
Tel : + 33 (3) 21 12 27 27
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
Terms and conditions
- Offer valid from 9 October to 10 December 2015 every day of the week.
- Combined entrance to the museum and a 3D show at the Planetarium: €8 per person for adults and children.
- Visit to the museum or planetarium shows: €5 per person for adults and children.
- 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.
- These exclusive offers are 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 offers.