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La Coupole

Discover La Coupole, a huge underground bunker turned Planetarium and War Museum from the Second World War in Europe. Book your ticket online today with Eurotunnel.

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 Germans, in 1943-1944.

The Museum

La Coupole is one of the great relics of the Second World War in Europe and now a major tourist attraction, having welcomed more than 2 million visitors since 1997. The underground bunker was used to store, prepare and launch the V2 rockets, the secret weapon that Hitler was counting on to destroy London.

La Coupole recently underwent a renovation program in order to be more innovative and interactive. Photos, films, items and documents enrich the exhibition. Two 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!

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 just under an hour’s drive on the motorway from Eurotunnel Le Shuttle's Calais Terminal.

La Coupole


Rue André Clabaux
62570 Wizernes
Tel : + 33 (3) 21 12 27 27
www.lacoupole-france.co.uk

Practical information
Free audio-guide - Average length of visit: about 2 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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