Open Doors Day – 20 October 2018

On Saturday 20 October 2018 the ITER Organization—in collaboration with the European agency for ITER, Fusion for Energy, Agence Iter France and Les Petits Débrouillards—will open its doors to the public.

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

  • Register on line and choose a time slot before 8 October 2018
  • 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 or dresses

Please also note that for security reasons:

  • Children below 6 years old are not allowed on site
  • Children from 6 years old to 9 years old are welcome in the visitor centre, but are not able to visit the construction site – They must be accompanied at all times, and take a shuttle bus to exit the exhibition area.
  • Construction site visits will be possible for children aged 10 and more
  • The 20 October site visit is not adapted to visitors with impaired mobility


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Important information :

The time slots displayed on the registration page correspond to the departure time for the guided tours. In order to take advantage of the day, to meet with the ITER scientists and to enjoy the exhibit materials we recommend that you arrive one hour prior to the visit departure time mentioned on your E-ticket.
Please note, however, that you will not be allowed to enter the site more than one hour before your bus departure time.

On Saturday 20 October 2018 the ITER Organization—in collaboration with the European agency for ITER, Fusion for Energy, Agence Iter France and Les Petits Débrouillards—will open its doors to the public.

For this 13th edition, members of the public will have the opportunity to access the heart of ITER construction: the ITER bioshield. This massive structure, towering 30 metres overhead, encloses the area that will be occupied by the ITER machine. Visitors will be able to view the latest realization—the concrete “crown” that will support the machine from below—and see where the first machine component will be installed before the end of the year.

The tour will also include a visit to one of the manufacturing facilities on site, where activities are in full swing on a 17-metre-in-diametre coil called PF5 (poloidal field coil #5).

Visits will take place between 09:00 a.m. and 17:00 p.m. as follows:
  • Visits in English from 09:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Visits in French from 11:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m.

When you arrive at ITER Headquarters in Saint Paul-lez-Durance, park your car in the parking lot for visitors. Shuttle buses running approximately every 15 minutes will take you to the worksite canteen on the ITER platform where slideshows and exhibit materials will be available. In this canteen you will also be able to buy refreshments and snacks.

From there, it’s only a short walk to the revamped Visitors Centre, where interactive displays, mock-ups of the ITER machine and construction site, and videos on various aspects of the project will be on offer. ITER ambassadors will be available to answer your questions throughout the day.

Buses leaving the worksite canteen approximately every 30 minutes will take you on a one-hour tour of the construction site, with two stops as mentioned above. 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.

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!

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The Worksite tour duration will be about 1H15.

The registrations are now closed.

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