Trip Planner: South America / French Guiana / Arrondissement of Cayenne / Kourou / Childrens Museums / Kourou Space Centre (Centre Spatial Guyanais)
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). Add Kourou Space Centre (Centre Spatial Guyanais) to your Kourou travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kourou holiday planner.
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Je donne 5 étoiles a la visite du centre spatial car je la touve tres bien organisee et passionnante. La visite est guidée et commentée par de tres bons guides, on parcourt les pas de tirs en bus clim... more »I give 5 stars was the visit to the Space Center because I found very well organized and exciting. The tour is guided and guided by very good guides, we would travel no shots in air conditioned bus and videos explain very well what we can see. I was bluffee by the complexitė of the organization around the satellite launchers, all parameters has ' take into account and securitė taken drastic measures. The site, the command, the securitė orchestrated by the gendarmerie and the, legion, all of this is very impressive. We had the chance to attend at sea has a take-off of the Ariane 5, since the islands of Salvation: we're not ready to forget the la.mer earthquake and vibration of the boat, in the whirring thunder of take-off... In short go fermės eyes this is the most beautiful attraction of Guyana!View original
Je n'étais pas tres motivée pour visiter le centre spatiale. Mais apres l'avoir fait je ne regrette rien. Il faut le voir, les guides donnent des très bonnes explications et vous pouvez vous rendre su... more »I was not very motivated to visit the Space Center. But after doing it I have no regrets. To see it, the guides give very good explanations and you can go to the launch areas. I do not hide that the Museum and somewhat dated.View original
Découvrir un centre spatial est assez rare pour ne pas rater l'occasion. Si en plus un tir est prévu peu de temps après votre visite c'est encore mieux . Comptez une demi-journée pour tout voir . more »Discover a space center is rare enough to not to miss the opportunity. If a shot is scheduled shortly after your visit is even better. Allow half a day for all to see.View original
Incredible place to visit, and hopefully witness a launch!
Hema ram Jarmal
Very nice & knowledgeable
Mass at seven the night; is good.
Schmitt StephaneI enjoyed my stay in Guyana, I am pleased to have been able to visit the CSGView original
Josivaldo Souza LimaBeautiful and extraordinary place.View original
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