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CERN Univers de particules

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Address: Route de Meyrin, Geneva 1217, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 22 767 76 76
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Description: **Due to maintenance, the Universe of Particles exhibition will be closed...
**Due to maintenance, the Universe of Particles exhibition will be closed from Monday 4 May 2015 and will reopen early 2016.** CERN, in Geneva, is the world’s largest particle physics research centre. CERN has recently brought into service the world’s most powerful accelerator, the LHC (Large Hadron Collider), which will provide new insights into the Universe and how it evolved. The entire Universe is made up of particles. But where do they come from? What laws govern their behaviour? The purpose of the "Universe of particles" exhibition is for visitors to confront the great questions of contemporary physics : a journey to the Big Bang.
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Very interesting exhibition - will be excellent when fully complete

Perhaps not surprisingly, you won't get to see the Large Hadron Collider! Access is restricted to a visitor centre which is being refurbed so not all the exhibits are functioning... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The place by its self has nothing, but a guided tour is worth. Tours are offered for free and guides are CERN workers willing to show you and explain as much as you want. The visit to the first accelerator is nice. Reserve, through its website, 15 days in advance to get a place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Perhaps not surprisingly, you won't get to see the Large Hadron Collider! Access is restricted to a visitor centre which is being refurbed so not all the exhibits are functioning. Nonetheless, it was worth the tram ride to see it and was certainly very well done. There are some almost sci-fi freestanding bits of kit in the grounds outside. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Make sure to book a tour at least two weeks in advance! Take the 18 tram to CERN from Gare Cornavin. It's just a 25 minute trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The guide was fantastic! good story-teller, funny and rigorous, interacting with the audience to check we were following. I have a different flavour about research at CERN, definitely better! They do very complicated mathematics, physics and engineering to understand simple things. I totally recommend the visit, even if your guide is other person, the place and videos are also worthy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Visited as part of a school trip. Did not live up to my expectations but I recommend a visit. CERN is crucial to our knowledge of the universe so you cannot visit geneva without going! Lunch had a wide range of options, the gift shop was reasonably priced compared to the rest of Geneva. I recommend for scientists and like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Excellent free tour of CERN. Need to book on line before you go to get the time and date that you want. Tour lasts 90 mins or more - great for most people. Would have liked to go down into the LHC itself - but not part of the free tour. Great guide for a tour - an actual CERN... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at CERN in April 2015. The tour was vey well done, and we learned a great deal. We even had a fun time in the gift shop! Thank you for allowing visitors, CERN. We plan to return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A visit to CERN was a highlight of our stay in Geneva. This amazing site is the inspiration for the Internet. The free tour will illuminate this fascinating location.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

First time visit, we couldn't do the guided tour as we didn't book before. There's not a lot to see unless you book the tour which is free (I think). You can still go in the building and see the small exhibition if you don't wish to do the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Cern is an experience of the universe....very scientific. where the internet started... You must have plenty of time, but most important book early for the full tour with a guide .There is a static display, but the tour is so much better..

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