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Nuclear Learning Tour

The Nuclear Learning Tour is an eight-day training program open to all. No previous experience in the nuclear power industry is needed. This tour provides a global vision of the current energy challenges, and in particular the nuclear power industry. The educational approach is based on targeted courses reinforced by visits of six nuclear energy sites in France as well as conferences by top experts in the energy industry.


Nuclear Learning Tour

Highlights from September 2011 session

Training session: 15-24 September 2014

For more information and registration:

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Our unique teaching approach includes:

• Instructors, including both technical experts and
  expert trainers
• Innovative tools: e-Learning, simulator
6 visits to nuclear sites to illustrate each topic
• Conferences by top-level experts
• Balanced and step-based learning program
• Maximum of 40 participants to facilitate learning
  and networking.

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The number of participants is limited and the deadline for registration is planned 6 weeks before the beginning of each session.

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Useful information

Immigration & Visas

Citizens from EU and European Economic Area countries do not require a visa. France, as member of Schengen states in Europe, has become considerably stricter in the last couple of years, and we strongly recommend checking whether or not you require a visa to enter the country by visiting

As soon as your registration is validated, AREVA will issue a letter of invitation to facilitate your visa application. Please note that the participant is responsible for organizing his or her visa ahead of time. Please read our terms and conditions which relate to issues as visa rejection.

In addition to checking your visa requirements for entry into France, please check your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your return.

Your visa is more likely to be granted if you demonstrate the following on your application:

• Make sure you fill in the form yourself
• Make sure the information you give is accurate
• Have your letter of invitation available from AREVA, proving your registration for the training.



Arrival Sunday September 14, in Aix en Provence

Aix-en-Provence is located in the south of France with easy access by air, rail, and road. Marseille international airport is situated 20kms away.

You will be probably flying into Paris and you will have a connecting flight to Marseille. From Paris Charles de Gaulle airport or from central Paris you can also take a TGV (high speed train) to Aix-en-Provence
(3 hours).

Participants are responsible for their transfer to the hotel in Aix en Provence from airport or railway station. An AREVA hostess will be available to assist you at your hotel at the arrival on Sunday evening and throughout the program.

Departure Wednesday September 24, in Paris

To facilitate your departure, our hostess will assist you to confirm your flight and/or print your boarding pass if needed. If you don’t wish take the public transport to reach your airport, she will also make a taxi reservation and you will have to pay at the driver according the amount at the meter

During all the duration of the training, the transfers are arranged by AREVA with a comfortable bus. At the end of each day, you will be reminded the bus destinations and times to be respected for the comfort of all the participants


Training locations

From Monday September 15 to Wednesday September 17: hotel nearby AIX EN PROVENCE

Thursday September 18: visit at AREVA Fuel manufacturing facility in ROMAINS

Friday September 19: Site visits at AREVA nuclear heavy components in ST MARCEL, and CETIC tests and training centre in CHALON

From Friday September 19 evening to Sunday September 21: free time in PARIS (transfer to La Hague Sunday afternoon)

Monday September 22: AREVA 
recycling facility in LA HAGUE,

Tuesday September 23: EPR site visit at EDF nuclear power plant in FLAMANVILLE

Wednesday September 24: AREVA Training in headquarter at AREVA tower in PARIS La Defense



Dinners are organized for the participants during the training program, except Friday September 19 and Saturday September 20 where you will have free time in Paris.


Insurance Information

Before you departure, you should check that you have subscribed following insurances:

• personal liability
• medical expenses for emergency and repatriation if necessary. 


France's weather can be warm during summer, especially in the South: Average temperatures in Aix-en-Provence in September are 25 °C (77 °F) and can go up to 30 °C (86 °F).

In Paris and Cherbourg, the weather may be a few degrees lower.


Dress Code

Casual dressing is recommended.
However, during site visits, please avoid open shoes and high heels.


Power Supply

Voltage in France is 240 Volts with a 50Hz frequency. You may need an adapter.


Telephone and WIFI Access

For your own attention and the quietness of other participants we would like to ask you not to use your mobile phone during courses.

France has 3 different mobile phone operators (BOUYGUES, ORANGE, SFR), and normally your mobile phone will be recognized by the French operator in partnership with your own operator. You may ask before your departure which French operator is partnered by yours.

Hotel provides telephones in rooms but this service is expensive and will be charged to the participant.


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