The Liberation of Nord–Pas-de-Calais
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Nord–Pas-de-Calais, La Coupole is presenting a temporary exhibition devoted to the year 1944 and the liberation of the region. Commissioned by La Coupole, and created by Laurent Thiery (a doctorate in history) and Laurent Seillier (professor of history), it is a well-documented account of the latest advances in research on major themes related to this topic: the bombings, the Ascq massacre, the Resistance, the military operations, repression, the activity of "the guardian angel of the V1" or the last "train from Loos". Covering the period from April 1944 to May 1945, iconography is at the heart of the exhibition. Exhibition from September 5, 2014 to August 31, 2015
Every day at 12.15 at the 3D Planetarium!
From 5 july at the 3D Planétarium of La Coupole, a spectaculary film "D-Day, Normandie 1944" realised by Pascal and Catherine Vuong.
Nowadays,when we look at the beach of Normandy, it's hard to imagine that the 80 kilometers of shores have been the scene of the largest military operation of the Second World War.
Explore the V2 secret base
Get a tour inside this gigantic concrete bunker, converted into a breathtaking History Centre. Under the dome, galleries were supposed to shelter the V2 rockets. Today, beside the new 3D Planetarium, La Coupole offers a half-day activity for the family. Free car park, pic-nic area, indoor cafe, souvenir shop… Virtual tour