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.
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.
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.
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 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
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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