Kourou Space Centre (Centre Spatial Guyanais), Kourou

Categories: Science Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
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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  • This space center is located in the forest not far from Cayenne. Great tour by minibus. The Council
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  • The guided tour in the Kourou Space Centre is very interesting, that is, if you speak French sufficiently. A few staff members do speak English (and even Dutch) but most information is given in French...  read more »
  • Exciting! Discovery of the site of the CSG, exciting guide, good atmosphere; Do if you go to French Guiana.
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  • Very nice & knowledgeable
  • Mass at seven the night; is good.
  • I enjoyed my stay in Guyana, I am pleased to have been able to visit the CSG
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  • The place is very interesting. It can be reached easily and the price is not very high. The team in charge of the visit makes very nice circuit. The visit is to make its first pass in Guyana.
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  • Beautiful and extraordinary place.
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