Open Doors Day – 21 October 2017

On Saturday 21 October 2017, the ITER Organization, in collaboration with the European agency for ITER, Fusion for Energy, 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 before 11 October 2017
  • Bring your identity card or passport on the day of the visit (REMINDER: a driver’s licence is not accepted as identity)
  • Please note that when you register for a timeslot, for example 10.00 – 11.00, you are welcome to arrive at any time during that hour to take the shuttle bus which will bring you to the ITER platform where you can start your site visit.
  • Wear clothes compatible with a worksite visit: flat, closed shoes; no skirts or dresses

Please also note that for security reasons:

  • Children below 10 years old are not allowed on site
  • The 21 October site visit is not adapted to visitors with impaired mobility


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On Saturday 21 October 2017, the ITER Organization, in collaboration with the European agency for ITER, Fusion for Energy, will open its doors to the public.

For the 10th edition of the ITER Open Doors Day the public will have the opportunity to approach the ITER bioshield, one of the most spectacular features of the Tokamak Complex. This 3-metre-thick reinforced concrete towering wall will completely surround the machine; for now, it marks out the area where the first machine components will be installed beginning next year.

Visitors will also enter the anti-chamber of the Tokamak Building—the vast Assembly Hall, where pre-assembly activities will be carried out on the largest machine components. Giant travelling cranes have been installed overhead, and teams are currently installing the first custom made tool.

Visits will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 17:00 p.m.
Please note that English language visits will take place from 9:00 to 11:00 only. All visits from 11:00 onwards will be in French.

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 a general presentation on ITER 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 Visitors Centre, where you can view mock-ups of the ITER machine and construction site, and videos on various aspects of the project. Guides will be available to answer your questions.

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).

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

Registration form

Please fill out all the fields in this form to confirm your participation for the 2018 ITER Open Doors Day event.

The Worksite tour duration will be about 1H15.

Thanks for your interest in ITER.
Unfortunately all the visit sessions are full for the Open Doors Day.

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