CEA Saclay is one of the 10 CEA research centers. It is active in the fields of energy, information technology and health technology. At CEA Saclay, these fields are associated with cutting-edge fundamental research and the design and operation of very large research infrastructures. Such close interactions, along with an international, multidisciplinary scientific community, make CEA Saclay one of the most prominent research centers in Europe and throughout the world.
With over 15,000 researchers and collaborators, CEA is a benchmark for expertise and is recognized at the highest international level. Around 6,000 scientists and collaborators coming from 72 countries work in the Saclay Center. These international, multidisciplinary research teams work in the fields of nuclear energy, life sciences, physical sciences, climate and environment, technological research and teaching.
CEA Saclay is located on the Paris-Saclay campus, about 15 miles south of Paris and less than 7 miles from Versailles. It is easily accessible from Paris and the Charles de Gaulle International Airport. A great location for our scientific community to enjoy the French “art de vivre” only 25 minutes from the vibrant center of Paris.
Are you an international scientist or student coming to work at CEA Saclay? The International Office is there for you. We hope you will easily find the information you are looking for on this website. If not, feel free to contact us: our staff is also available to answer any of your questions. Welcome to Saclay!
Welcome to CEA Saclay, and welcome to the International Office. Our multilingual staff is readily available to assist you through immigration procedures and to help you settle in France. Whether you are coming to work or study in CEA Saclay, you can refer to this website for general information and fill out our contact form for any specific question. The IO staff looks forward to being a helpful part of your CEA Saclay experience!
Going to work in France requires advance planning. This section has been prepared to help answer some of the questions you may have before leaving, such as visas and immigration, housing, and the basic living expenses to expect in France. If you cannot find the answer to your questions here, always feel free to use our contact form.
You have just arrived in France and are wondering how to take care of day-to-day formalities, such as health insurance, banking or public transportation? In this section, you will find some information which can help you understand the basics of everyday life in France, organize your new life and get the best out of this experience.
Working at CEA Saclay gives you access to a wide variety of scientific events. Its location also gives you the chance to discover Paris and its surroundings through all kinds of cultural activities. Explore!