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Synchrotron soleil à Saint-Aubin
Synchrotron SOLEIL

Visit to SOLEIL Synchrotron

Come and discover the SOLEIL Synchrotron facility, a masterpiece of light and matter! Come and see for yourself one of the two synchrotrons in France, in Saint-Aubin in the Essonne
On a 2.5-hour tour, a scientific guide will explain to you how the SOLEIL synchrotron works

The guide will present the historic background of this exceptional facility that opened in 2006 at the Plateau de Saclay. You’ll be able to take a tour of the research centre: the synchrotron building, the control room and the experimental hall. 

Finally, you’ll get the chance to see with your own eyes the different beamlines that fascinate researchers from across the globe.

The concept of the oil-free fryer was developed at SOLEIL.

Synchrotron soleil
Synchrotron SOLEIL - Destination Paris Saclay
Synchrotron soleil
Synchrotron SOLEIL - Destination Paris Saclay
Practical information

Tour duration: 2.5 hours

Opening period: from Tuesday to Thursday, September to July (bookings can be made up to 3 months in advance)

Important information: Tours are reserved for people over the age of 12. Due to the presence of electromagnets, tours are not permitted for anyone who needs electronic equipment for health reasons (pacemaker, insulin pump, etc.).

Capacity: between 10 and 30 people

Location: Saint-Aubin

Price: €5 per person (booking fee)

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My top tip:

I recommend combining this tour with a tour of the Mus’X, the museum devoted to the Ecole Polytechnique.

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