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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  • We were with a group of 12 + guide but our tour was in French. Except for the warnings - DO NOT EAT ON THE BUS! Our guide had not told us that the tour was in French and I had the audacity to ask a qu...  more »
  • Free tour. Nice staff. Essential when it comes to Guyana even if the journey by bus is a bit long.
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  • Even if the bus tour is a little disconcerting to see disappointing, the visit to the Space Center remains essential both for large than small ones. It is still magic. a plus: making safari photo, the Space Center is has more great reserve of Guyana.
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  • There is no space
  • ArSat-1 Beautiful!!! *_* Thanks Arianespace, from Chilecito - La Rioja - Argentina! :D
  • Yay for Ariane
  • On-site during the explosion of Ariane 5. Not ready to forget it.
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  • Superb site to visit! Guided and free guided tour by bus.
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