Visitors are welcome at ITER. For the general public, visits comprise a stop at our Visitors Centre for a presentation of the project followed by guided tour of the ITER platform where the ITER scientific facilities are currently under construction (subject to platform access conditions on the day of your visit).
We can also accommodate groups and more specific requests (please contact us with your preferred dates, an estimate of the number of visitors, and a brief description of the group and interest areas—professional or personal).
To book a visit to the ITER site, please contact ITER's Visit team. In accordance with safety and security regulations, all visitors must have a reservation plus ID in the form of passport or national identity card.
- requests should be made at least 1 month prior to visits
- visits for individuals (families and/or groups under 4p) are held on Friday afternoons only
• Visit team, ITER Communication
• E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to get to ITER
ITER is under construction in southern France adjacent to the CEA Cadarache Research Centre, located in the commune of Saint-Paul-lez-Durance.
Cadarache is located close to the A51 motorway linking Aix-en-Provence with the Alps. It is approximately 35 km from Aix-en-Provence and 20 km from Manosque. Heading north from Aix in the direction of Sisteron, take exit 17 (Vinon/St-Paul-lez-Durance). At the first roundabout after the toll, go left onto the D952 towards Vinon. Continue along this road keeping the Cadarache fence to your right.
After 2.2 km, a tall yellow sign on your right indicates the entrance to the former ITER Headquarters (now the site of Buildings 81 and 82).
For the permanent ITER Headquarters building, continue another kilometre along the D952 until you reach a large roundabout. Take the second right (ITER Accès Est) through the light grey gates and continue up the hill to the ITER Welcome Building.
There are two public buses that stop at the front gate of CEA Cadarache, three kilometres from ITER Headquarters. CPA line 150 (Aix-en-Provence--St Paul lez Durance) and CPA line 151 (Pertuis--St Paul lez Durance).
The LER line 26A from the Marseille-Provence Airport to Digne-les-Bains stops in front of the neighboring CEA facility. It also serves the Aix TGV train station.
Major train stations are located in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille:
The closest international airport is Marseille-Provence located in Marignane, approximately 1 hour by car from Cadarache. The airport has direct connections with many large international hubs: Paris, London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam. Information can be found on www.marseille.aeroport.fr.
A second international airport is located in Nice, approximately 2 hours by car from Cadarache. Information can be found at www.nice.aeroport.fr.