Russians are no longer allowed into the Château de Vincennes in France
The Château de Vincennes houses the headquarters of the historical service of the French Ministry of Defense, which is responsible for the military archives. And access to the “military premises” of the ministry is closed to the Russians due to the events in Ukraine type=”image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/1200xH/media/img/6/07/756600264314076.webp 1200w" type="image/webp" media="(min-resolution: 192dpi) " >
View of the Vincennes castle
Due to the events in Ukraine, Russian citizens have been restricted access to the Château de Vincennes, the French Defense Ministry told AFP.
Vincennes— the largest royal fortified castle preserved in France. It was built in the 14th & 17th centuries. This castle is located in the commune of Vincennes in the eastern suburbs of Paris. It houses the headquarters of the Historical Defense Service of France, which is responsible for the management of military archives.
Tours are held in the castle— for security reasons, tourists are allowed inside with identification documents. Visitors can also access archival documents, but for this they must register on the website of this service and reserve the necessary documents in advance.
The castle is administered by both the Ministry of Culture (the building has been given the status of a historical monument) and the Ministry of Defense (because it is responsible for the historical defense service) of France.
As explained to the agency in the French Ministry of Defense, the Russians were limited access to the “military premises of the ministry” after the events in Ukraine. At the same time, they added that exceptions could be made for “requests regarding the work of journalists.”
According to AFP, two Russian women were denied entry to the Château de Vincennes in late July . One of the girls said that the guard at the metal detector asked her to show her passport, after which he said that she could not visit the castle.
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