Visiatome is a unique site in Europe where transparency and learning go hand in hand with the pleasure of discovery.
Come see, touch, and play in 600 m2 of interactive educational tools, colorful mockups and discovery modules — and answer the fundamental question: what energies for tomorrow?
A visitor’s guide is available at no charge on request before your visit (guided tour).
Ten thematic areas await you to help you form your own opinion:
Domestic and industrial waste
Various types of domestic and industrial waste are illustrated on the “wall of waste” created by a visual artist. Waste collection, treatment and recycling are then described.
Discover the main categories of radioactive waste, and learn about their origin, management, and levels of radioactivity.
Short-lived radioactive waste
A description of how very low-level radioactive waste (VLLW) and low- or intermediate-level radioactive waste (LILW) — considered as low-risk materials — are treated in France and abroad.
Long-lived radioactive waste
Possible options for geological disposal of intermediate- and high-level waste in France and abroad.
Reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel
Discover the reprocessing method adopted in France: it allows the recovery of reusable materials, diminishes the waste volume and harmfulness, and confines its toxicity in a safe package.
Vitrification of nuclear waste
Forty years of research have allowed the CEA to design a glass specifically formulated to trap radioactive atoms in its structure: learn more about this exceptional material!
Would you like to learn all about radioactivity? Lots of interactive experiments are waiting for you: measuring the natural radioactivity of everyday objects, “cloud chamber”, simulation chart of ionizing radiation — not to mention the saga of the discoverers of radioactivity and modern physics, projected on a plasma screen!
Uses of radioactivity
Multiple applications of radioactivity: medicine, research, industry, culture, archaeology, etc. Discover how a nuclear power plant works and see all the steps in the fuel cycle.
A fun way to discover the main energy resources available today, their advantages and their limits: fossil fuels, renewable energy sources, and nuclear energy.
Bilingual exhibits (French – English).
Open daily from 10am to 6pm (Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 6pm)
Admission: € 4
Discounts for children, groups, students, seniors.
Guided tours available.