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Visiting ITER

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Group visits to the ITER site are organized year round. Your visit to ITER will include a stop at the Visitors Centre for a presentation of the project followed by guided tour of the ITER platform where the ITER scientific facility is currently under construction (subject to platform access conditions on the day of your visit).

Before booking your visit, please take note of the following general conditions:

  • Due to an important number of visits, all visit requests should be submitted at least 4 WEEKS IN ADVANCE; 
  • We can arrange visits for groups of 9 to 50 participants;
  • Visits are held Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and last approximately one hour and a half;
  • Visit requests should be made at least four weeks in advance;
  • As personal cars are not allowed on the ITER construction site, please note that you will need to book a bus for your visit. You may contact the local transport company SUMIAN (+33 4 42 54 72 82) or the transport company of your choice to reserve a bus for your visit;
  • Visits are free of charge (except for bus hire costs);
  • In accordance with safety and security regulations, all visitors must have a reservation along with a passport (or, for residents of the Schengen area, a government-issued ID). Driver licenses and professional badges are not accepted.
To reserve a visit, please contact visit@iter.org


We arrange individual visits for groups of 4 to 8 participants.

  • Due to an important number of visits, all visit requests should be submitted at least 4 WEEKS IN ADVANCE
  • Individual visits (in English) are held every Monday and Friday afternoon;
  • There is no need to reserve a bus for individual visits as we have a minivan that can accommodate small groups
  • Visits are free of charge;
  • In accordance with safety and security regulations, all visitors must have a reservation along with a passport (or, for residents of the Schengen area, a government-issued ID).
  • Please note that if we do not reach a minimum number of 4 participants the visit will be cancelled with prior notice.  
ITER Visit Team, ITER Communication

Email: visit@iter.org / Phone: +33 4 42 17 66 25

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ITER regularly opens its doors to the public.

Organized in close collaboration with the European Domestic Agency Fusion for Energy—which is responsible for all building on site—the ITER Open Doors days are a great opportunity for the public to discover the giant construction works underway in Saint Paul-lez-Durance for ITER and to learn about fusion and the scientific goals of ITER.

Educative videos, slideshows, mockups, conferences, and guided tours will be arranged all throughout the day (English tours in the morning, French tours from 11:00 a.m. on).

Keep your eye on the ITER website for the date of the next Open Doors Day.

Looking forward to welcoming you!

Please address your request for school visits to Agence ITER France: