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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  • October 1, 2017
    A beautiful museum that would seriously be updated both in its own news in the teaching methods of presentation. Fortunately the Tour organized by the CSG that is free widely catches up with the disappointing level of the Museum paid. CNES could make some efforts to be at the level of its international reputation.
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  • September 1, 2017
    The experience of visiting the Space Center is unique. The visit is free and must be registered at least 48 hours in advance. You should go with a passport. The visit lasts approximately 3 hours. Be attentive because also rocket you can witness! The tours are in French and in English.
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  • September 1, 2017
    Visit by bus air-conditioned in the great field of the CSG, access to no shots and very educational comments. All this for free. Infrastructure is impressive for neophytes and the visit is accessible to all those who are a bit curious!
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  • May 4, 2017
    They have nice rockets but you can't board them.
  • February 15, 2017
    Alhamdulillah, Thanks God Indonesia can launch satellite Telkom 3s here.
  • October 29, 2016
    Incredible place to visit, and hopefully witness a launch!
  • November 18, 2016
    Great
  • January 11, 2016
    Very nice & knowledgeable

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