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Nuclear Plant of Civaux

Domaine(s) : Local industry

Region : Poitou-Charentes

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An exhibition about the different type of energies is presented in the Park of the nuclear power plant.

Professions related to the plant are explained to visitors.

Finally, the operation of a nuclear power plant is described through models and softwares.

On booking (tel: +33 (0)5-49-83-41-33), it is possible to visit the simulator, an exact replica of the control room.


An hour allow you to learn a lot about energies, about how a nuclear plant works and what are its related jobs. Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.


With a power rating 2900MW (1450MW each of the two reactors) the nuclear power plant Civaux produced 21.22 billion kWh in 2008, which represented approximately 4.4% of electricity production from nuclear power in France and which exceeded half the electricity consumption of the region of the Poitou-Charentes.

The plant has seen its construction started in 1988 and has been commissioned on December the 24th, 1997.


Centrale nucleaire de Civaux
86320 Civaux

N 46°27'24'', E 00°39'10''

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