Self-guided tours

Visiatome is a unique site in Europe where transparency and learning go hand in hand with the pleasure of discovery.
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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.


Radioactive waste

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.