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La Coupole WWll rocket base







WWll rocket base our visit to this interesting places photos and guide

La Coupole was a WWll German V2 rocket base.

The base is about 4 miles outside St Omer and a 45 mins drive from the coast at Calais.

The base is cut into a wooded hill the only bit that you can see is the dome. Which sticks out of the top of the hill and is 5 metres thick.

There is a large car park with picnic tables just outside the entrance. Inside is a cafe and book shop the site is open most of the year except Christmas.

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Entrance to the base

Which is built into a mountain. If it was not for the signposts you could drive pass and not see it.

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One of the many tunnels it is large enough to drive a car down

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The museum supply you with an audio headset in most languages it is triggered when you reach points of interest.

The tour is a mixture of exhibits and audio visual displays, showing the history of the site.

The slave labour that built the place and the rockets which were made there.

You can see how rockets made here developed into the American space program.

The car is a Citroen Traction used by the French Resistance

la coupole citroen car picture 9

Melted rocket engine damage in an air raid

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Just an update

We first visited La Coupole 8 years age so decided it was time for a revisited.There as been some improvements to the layout and a 3d cinema.The price was about the same to the museum € 24 for 2 adults and 2 children.The 3d cinema was extra and lasted over an hour.We all enjoyed our visit and found it interesting for most ages.

Below you will find a few photos of our visit

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la coupole WWll base picture 2

la coupole WWll base picture 2

la coupole WWll base picture 2

la coupole WWll base picture 2

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Inside the base

la coupole WWll base picture 2

Another WWll site in the area the Blockhaus at Eperlecques

V1 rocket pad

V1 rocket pad France

The engine from a bomber shot down over the base

old bomber engine France


Field guns on display around the bunker

blockhaus Eperlecques picture

blockhaus Eperlecques picture

blockhaus Eperlecques picture

blockhaus Eperlecques picture

Visit our new page on the Paris antique markets

Saint Omer

Saint Omer

Aire sur la Lys

Aire sur la Lys


Visit nearby Boulogne sur mer

Boulogne sur mer

Boulogne sur mer

Boulogne sur mer

Boulogne sur mer

Pictures taken of the ancient stones around Carnac

Carnac Stones Brittany

take the train round the sites

Carnac Stones Brittany

Port de Belon

Port de Belon Brittany

The old town of Quimperle

Quimperle Brittany

the town of Clohars-Carnoet

Clohars-Carnoet Brittany

the town of Tregunc

Tregunc Brittany

Concarneau market fresh grapes

Concarneau market fresh grapes

La Foret Fouesnant market

 La Foret Fouesnant market Brittany

Sunday market

 La Foret Fouesnant market Brittany

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