La Coupole - History Centre and 3D Planetarium

Recommended
A symbol of Nazi madness, this former V2 rocket launch pad has been turned into a Centre devoted to the history of war and rockets. The tour starts in a railway tunnel and continues along underground galleries intended to store rockets, leading into a huge dome weighing 55 000t. Two exhibitions present German secret weapons and the life of the local population in northern France from 1940 to 1944. On display is a genuine V2 rocket.

Useful information

Address:

Rue André-Clabaux, 62570 Helfaut

Phone:

+33 3 21 12 27 27

Price:

15 € (-16 years old 7 €)

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 10am-7pm; rest of year: 9am-6pm, 24 and 31 Dec 9am-5pm - closed 2 weeks in Jan, 1 Jan, 25 Dec

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