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Science Accueil
6 boulevard Dubreuil
91 400 - Orsay
Tél : +33 (0)1 69 33 16 85
Fax : +33 (0)1 69 07 21 53

Tourism and spare-time activities

Science Accueil and its partners propose:

  • Touristic visits

Those visits are organized for all . For information or registration, contact Science Accueil


Let yourself be carried away by the warmth and magical Christmas atmosphere through this beautiful nocturnal stroll in the heart of the City of Light. After a guided tour of the main places of Paris, we will make the most of this festive spirit in order to admire some lovely little Parisian Christmas markets.

For any information, click here.

To consult the program of the visits, click here

  • Conservatories of music

    The network of conservatories of musique of the Communauté d'Agglomération du plateau de Saclay propose a high-quality musical teaching and several shows for all publics.

    Find all the current events of the network of conservatories on (in French only).

  • French cooking workshops

Learning French with ALFAP Association...
It's learning French cooking as well!
So Science Accueil and ALFAP propose to foreigner visitors cooking workshops a Saturday afternoon at a French's house in Gif-sur-Yvette where the participants are invited to prepare a meal and to share it together with the hostess and the other guests in a friendly atmosphere.

Each workshop starts at 4 p.m. for 5 participants maximum.
Participation fee for one session is 35 euros or 15 euros for ALFAP members.
Reservation can be made to Science Accueil


  • Activity for young mums and their babies
    Thursdays from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m.


If you are a mum with young children this is the activity for you! During the year, AVF organises different activities and visits specifically aimed at toddlers and pre-school children. Come and meet other mums, make friends, share experiences and hopefully find answers to the questions posed by living abroad.

Information and contact: Francine Mathern - Phone: +33 (0)1 69 07 53 51 or Isabelle Segretain - Phone: +33 (0)1 69 07 17 33




Sport and cultural Associations

  • You or your family want to practice a sport or your favourite cultural activity in the area of Saclay Scientipôle. Thanks to our local implantation, we are able to orient you towards associations, clubs or other organisms that can provide what you are looking for. Don't hesitate to contact us.


Tourist Offices in the Saclay Scientipole area

  • The Vallée de Chevreuse Tourist Office

    17, rue de l'Yvette - 91 400 Orsay
    Phone: +33 (0)1 69 28 59 72 - Fax: +33 (0)1 69 07 28 46

    Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9am to 12:30pm and 2pm to 6pm
    Wednesday: 2pm to 6pm
    Saturday: 9am to 12pm.

    Covers the following communes: Bures-sur-Yvette, Gif-sur-Yvette, Gometz-la-Ville, Gometz-le-Chatel, Les Ulis, Orsay, Saclay, St Jean de Beauregard, St Aubin, Villebon-sur-Yvette, Villiers-le-Bâcle


  • Palaiseau Tourist Office

    5, Place de la Victoire - 91120 Palaiseau
    Phone / Fax: +33 (0)1 69 31 02 67

    Tuesday:10am to 12pm and 3pm to 6pm
    Wednesday and Saturday: 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm
    Thursday and Friday: 10am to 12pm



  • Jouy-en-Josas Tourist Office

    29 bis, avenue Jean Jaurès
    78350 Jouy-en-Josas
    Phone: +33 (0)1 39 56 62 69
    Fax: +33 (0)1 39 56 17 98

    Monday to Friday: 1:30pm to 5pm
    Saturday and Sunday: 2pm to 5pm from March to November



Several interesting web sites

Associations which propose cultural events

  • The Accueils des Villes Françaises association (AVF) organise cultural events too for everybody. You can find its address in the heading « our partners ».


  • To extend your knowledge of French culture and put your French into practice, you can join ALFAP which propose French cooking workshops and discovery walks in Paris or in the near country and forests