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Universités / Ecoles d'ingénieur

SOLEIL is open to visitors from Tuesday to Thursday, except during school vacations (zone C - France), subject to availability.


Duration: 1h30-2h

  • Meeting point in front of the welcome pavilion
  • Presentation on the history, operation and applications of the SOLEIL synchrotron (due to the health situation, this presentation cannot take place and is replaced by an introduction on our posters or our tactile tables)
  • Tour of the synchrotron to discover the different facilities: synchrotron building, control room, experimental hall
  • Depending on the visitors' profile, visit of a light line or meeting and discussion on a specific aspect of the SOLEIL Synchrotron.

Please note that due to the health situation, it is currently not possible to enter the light lines or the workshops. Exchanges with scientists, engineers and technicians can nevertheless take place on the corridor.

To prepare your visit

We ask you to be particularly careful about the size of your group: any person exceeding the maximum group size (10, 20, 30 or 40 depending on the time slot chosen), whether a participant or an accompanying person, will be refused entry to the site.

Please also note that the next few slots (Wednesday, March 16 at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 20 at 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 21 at 9:30 am) are reserved for requests between 1 and 7 people. We thank you for respecting this organization and for not registering on these slots if you are at least 8.