ITER Open Doors Day

21 september 2019

The ITER Organization and the European Domestic Agency for ITER, Fusion for Energy, invite you to the 15th edition of the ITER Open Doors Day on Saturday 21 September 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 event is a guided tour of the construction site with two stops:

  • A visit of the Cryostat workshop, where the base section and lower cylinder have recently been completed by the Indian Domestic Agency.
  • A deep tour in the heart of the construction site, the Tokamak Complex where, after walking through the Cleaning facility and the Assembly hall, 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.

  • How to subscribe?

    • Register on line and choose a time slot starting on 4 september 2019
    • Bring your identity card or passport on the day of the visit (REMINDER: a driver’s licence is not accepted as a proof of identity)
    • Bring your E-ticket (printed version or Electronic version)
    • Wear clothes compatible with a worksite visit: flat, closed shoes; no skirts, shorts, or dresses.

    Security Information

    • Children below the age of 6 will not be allowed to attend any part of the Open Doors Day.
    • Children from 6 years old to 9 years old are welcome in the Visitors Centre, but will not be permitted 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 adults and children aged 10 and older.
    • The construction site tour is not adapted to visitors with impaired mobility.









    Practical Details

    When you arrive at ITER Headquarters in Saint Paul-lez-Durance, present your ID to the guards and then proceed to the parking lot to park your car. Shuttle buses running approximately every 10 minutes will take you to the worksite cafeteria*, the departure point for the one-hour tour of the worksite (buses leave approximately every 30 minutes). From there, it is only a short walk to the Visitors Centre with its exhibits and guides.

    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 older will be able to join the worksite tour.

    We will provide mandatory safety equipment for all participants (hard hats and visitor vests).

    At the end of your tour of the worksite, the buses will return you to the exhibition area should you want to enjoy it a little longer.

    Shuttle buses will leave approximately every 10 minutes and bring you back to your cars in the parking lot.

    (*possibility to buy refreshments and snacks)

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


    The Open Doors Day will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 18:00 p.m., and is free of charge.

    • Worksite visits in English depart from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    • Worksite visits in French depart from 11:30 a.m. to 17:30 p.m. (no translation).

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