Opening times and services
La Coupole is every day non-stop open from 9AM to 6PM all year round and from 10AM to 7PM in July and August.
The site is closed on the 25th of December and 1st of January. Be careful, the site closes at 5.00 p.m. on the 24th and 31st of December.
Annual closure from January 3 to January 15 2017 included.
Average length of visit: 2 hours 30 minutes
For visitors' comfort, all rooms are equipped with seats on which you can relax. Bring warm clothing for the underground galleries (some fleece jackets are available free of charge). Under the dome, where most of the tour takes place, the air is heated to a temperature of 19 °C. Hostesses are present at all times to ensure that your visit goes smoothly. The entire La Coupole museum circuit is accessible to people with reduced mobility.
The 3D Planetarium offers several sessions a day, see schedule in the planetarium section. Every session starts with a 15 minutes introduction (solar system simulation, galaxies...) commented live by our team in french, followed by a spectacular show (30 minutes). Every show is available in english with an audio headset.
Visits are audio-guided using infrared headsets, enabling you to complete the tour at your own pace. The commentaries coming through the headsets are fully translated into the visitors’ mother tongue (French, English, Dutch, German); they are easy to use and are also adapted for the hearing-impaired. Each visitor is given a headset at no additional cost.
Shop and café
In our shop, located in the reception building, you can find a selection of unique articles and books on the "library" shelves, along with souvenirs and regional products. La Coupole gift cards are available as well.
Enjoy refreshments, hot drinks, sandwiches and hot snacks in our specially designed Café area.
A free picnic area is at your disposal, with tables and benches set in green surroundings where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the bunker.