Kourou Space Centre (Centre Spatial Guyanais), Kourou

See where satellites launch into outer space with a tour of Kourou Space Centre (Centre Spatial Guyanais). In 1964, the French government chose this uninhabited territory--close to the equator and protected from tropical storms and earthquakes--as a base from which to send its satellites into the cosmos. Take the highly informative three-hour bus tour of the launch pads and control room where the launching is programmed. Note the tour is usually in French, but the guides will answer all your questions in English. Amenities include a gift shop. Check the website for the launch schedule and reserve a place at one of the center's observation points (or watch with the locals from one of Kourou's beaches). Using our online itinerary creator, Kourou attractions like Kourou Space Centre (Centre Spatial Guyanais) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The guides were very interesting, I recommend a visit to the CSG (to book) however the Museum is rather disappointing.
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  • A must for fans of space travel and exploration. A good history of the European Space Centre and the Ariane rocket programme. Also a selection of scientific experiments to try out.  more »
  • This Space Center can be visited only by appointment. It is very interesting. The guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. You can access Ariane, Soyuz launch, and even in the Jupiter Hall areas. The visit lasts about 4 hours.
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  • There is no space
  • ArSat-1 Beautiful!!! *_* Thanks Arianespace, from Chilecito - La Rioja - Argentina! :D
  • Yay for Ariane
  • The visit is really informative! Our guide duo were really on top and just as competent one than the other. We learn many things without realizing it and we understand the huge machine behind it! You won't spend the three hours of free tour!
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  • Visit essential very ludique.etre on a launch base gives the dimension of our technology while preserving a beautiful natural site. Go in Guyana and visit the Space Center. You will have the eyes. 😳 stars
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