Nord-Pas-de-Calais holiday: A visit to La Coupole

If you are planning to visit the North of France, a holiday in Nord-Pas-de-Calais offers you the opportunity to visit La Coupole, underground bunker dating from the Second World War and today open to visitors as a History and Remembrance centre of the War.

Just 5km from the town of Saint Omer, history lovers can book a themed Nord-Pas-de-Calais holiday that takes you back to the dark years of the 20th century and the conquest of space that ensued. Indeed, La Coupole provides film extracts, photos, artefacts, and the V2 rocket that was being constructed at the bunker until 1944 but also recreates life during the war years, the material hardship, the overwhelming presence of the enemy.

For yourNord-Pas-de-Calais holiday, La Coupole, together with its partners offers 2 weekend holiday packages to choose from. Discover the region, the history of the two World Wars, a visit to the In Flanders Fields museum in Belgium, La Coupole and a luxury stay at the Château de Tilques, 4 star hotel. The "Land of Discovery" holiday package offers a weekend filled with the heritage and culture of the Pas-de-Calais, visit the Arc International, visit the Audomarais marshlands by boat...

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Discover History, Nature and Science during your Nord Pas de Calais holiday

The natural and historic heritage of the North of France makes it an ideal destination for a fascinating journey. Since opening its doors as a museum in 1997, La Coupole has seen over 1.7 million visitors pass through its dark tunnels, underground galleries. The former bunker recounts the harsh conditions, forced labour of the Prisoners of War of Dora but also recounts the life of the scientist behind the V2 rocket discovery and how this led to the invention of future ballistic missiles and space travel…

To enjoy also is a visit to the 3D Planetariom of La Coupole, an interactive, fascinating journey among the stars; an awe inspiring presentation of the universe for both children and adults.

During your Nord Pas de Calais holiday, a museum not to be missed, a unique site, once built to launch deadly V2 rocket bombs over England, today, a place of remembrance, learning and understanding 20th century history… combine a trip to La Coupole with a visit to the Normandy Landing Beaches to complete a WWII history tour of the region…

If you would like any further information about visits to La Coupole and Nord Pas de Calais holidays, please contact us.

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