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The world's biggest particle accelerator and the world's biggest machine of all time !

My experience, Explo description: 

The CERN can be visited, but you will have to be accompanied by a guide: tours are avaible on Wednesdays and Saturdays. They start at 9.00 a.m. and 14.00 p.m. and are subject to availability. As I know, tours are conducted either in English or in French.

You have to ask in advance and book your tour. Contact the visitors section on their website.

The CERN is almost a city. It consumes the same amount of electricity as Geneva.

Every bit of the accelerator could be included in the world guiness book of records !

The Cern is also the place where Tim-Berners Lee invented the Web. Hypertext was originally used for the CERN intranet!

How getting there: 

Very close to Geneva, at the french-swiss border.
Since they are many people working at the CERN, there are many buses from Geneva to the main complex.

A tip to eat: 

There are many restaurants in the main complex.

A tip to sleep: 

The many researchers from all over the world that come to the CERN are hosted in the CERN visitor center.
You will have to find a hostel in Geneva, which is very close.
A good alternative is to find a hotel in the french Jura mountains, a few kilometers away.

Visited CERN on September

Visited CERN on September 2011. The visit lasted a little bit over an hour. It included films and a visit to one of the buildings where a project was being carried out. It was an interesting visit and we got a lot of information. Worth visiting.