In the field of energy, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is one of the most ambitious projects in the world. France, together with 35 countries, has committed to building the largest tokamak ever designed; a machine to show that fusion (energy from the sun and stars) can be used as a large scale energy source, producing electricity without emitting CO2.
Come and discover this energy of the future with an individual or group guided tour.
Built on 1,670 hectares, with an enclosed area of 900 hectares, CEA Cadarache is one of the largest technological research and development centres for energy in Europe.
It was set up in the district of Saint-Paul-Lez-Durance.on 14 October 1959.
Research activities are focused on nuclear power (fission and fusion), new energy technologies, and studies of plant ecophysiology and microbiology.
Guided tours allow you to gain an understanding of the different subjects: nuclear fission and fusion, biology, new energy technologies, the environmental impact (waste and radiation protection).