The ITER Organization (IO) in Cadarache is located in the South of France, in the heart of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region and at the crossroads of 6 departments.
Cadarache is located close to the A51 motorway linking Aix-en-Provence with the Alps. It is approximately 35 km from Aix-en-Provence and 20 km from Manosque. Heading north from Aix in the direction of Sisteron, take exit 17 (Vinon/St-Paul-lez-Durance). At the first roundabout after the toll, go left onto the D952 towards Vinon. Continue along this road keeping the Cadarache fence to your right. After 2.2 km the fence comes to an end, and a tall yellow sign on your right indicates the entrance to ITER Headquarters.
Major train stations are located in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille:
Smaller train stations are located in Manosque, Meyrargues and Pertuis. For further information please consult www.sncf.com.
The closest international airport is Marseille-Provence located in Marignane, approximately 1 hour by car from Cadarache. The airport has direct connections with many large international hubs: Paris, London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam.
Information can be found on www.marseille.aeroport.fr.
A second international airport is located in Nice, approximately 2 hours by car from Cadarache. Information can be found at www.nice.aeroport.fr.
The IO site is situated between two main cities: Manosque in the North of the region and Aix-en-Provence in the South of the region.
Dial+33 followed by the number to reach France (without the first 0).
Electricity is provided at 220-230 V, 50 Hz. Think about the necessary adaptors!
The Welcome Office can help you opening a bank account at the on-site bank on your first day. Obviously many other banks exist and you are free to choose the bank you want.
European Emergency number: 112 to be used for any kind of emergency.
NB - Another special number only for ITER members will be given to you upon your arrival