ITER Open Doors Day – 18 May 2019

The ITER Organization and the European agency for ITER, Fusion for Energy, invite you to the 14th edition of the ITER Open Doors Day on Saturday 18 May 2019.

Interactive displays, a mock-up of the ITER machine, demonstrations (including the ITER FabLab and the local association Les Petits Débrouillards), and videos on various aspects of the project will be on offer at the Visitors Centre, where ITER ambassadors will be available to answer your questions throughout the day.

The second part of the visit is a guided bus tour of the construction site with two stops:

  • A visit of the European manufacturing facility for poloidal field coils, where activities are in full swing on two of the large ring-shaped magnets of the ITER machine.
  • A stop at the heart of the construction site, the Tokamak Complex where, after walking through the Diagnostics Building, visitors will be able to look down into the central “bioshield”— a massive circular structure in reinforced concrete that encloses the area that will be occupied by the ITER machine. This area will be open to the public for the first time after three months of closure for cleaning, sandblasting and painting operations ...

  • If you would like to sign up for the ITER Open Doors Day, please:

    • Register on line and choose a time slot before 6 May 2019
    • Bring your identity card or passport on the day of the visit (REMINDER: a driver’s licence is not accepted as identity)
    • Bring your E-ticket (printed version of Electronic version)
    • Wear clothes compatible with a worksite visit: flat, closed shoes; no skirts, shorts, or dresses

    Please also note that for security reasons:

    • Children below the age 6 will not be allowed at all
    • Children from 6 years old to 9 years old are welcome in the Visitors Centre, but are not able to visit the construction site. They must be accompanied at all times, and return to the parking area by shuttle bus.
    • Construction site visits are reserved for children aged 10 and more.
    • The construction site tour is not adapted to visitors with impaired mobility.









    About the visit

    Visits will be held between 09:00 a.m. and 18:00 p.m., and are free of charge.

    Worksite visits in English from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

    Worksite visits exclusively in French from 11:30 a.m. to 17:30 p.m. (no translation)

    Practical Details

    When you arrive at ITER Headquarters in Saint Paul-lez-Durance, present your ID to the guards and then proceed to the visitors parking lot to park your car. Shuttle buses running approximately every 15 minutes will take you to the Visitors Centre with its exhibits and guides. From there, it is only a short walk to the worksite cafeteria*, departure point for the one-hour tour of the worksite (buses leave approximately every 30 minutes). We will provide mandatory safety equipment for all participants (hard hats and visitor vests).

    Visitors should be appropriately dressed for the worksite tour—flat, closed shoes and no skirts, shorts, or dresses. For safety reasons, only children aged 10 years old or more will be able to join the worksite tour.

    At the end of your tour of the worksite, the buses will return you to your cars in the visitor parking lot.

    The ITER team is looking forward to meeting you on this special occasion!

    (*possibility to buy refreshments and snacks)

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