Security tightened as France opens historic sites to public

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The European Heritage Days operation, when numerous sites normally restricted or closed to the public open their doors, including the Elysée Palace, is this year under tight security because of the heightened terrorist threat.

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Security in France was heightened on Saturday as some 17,000 heritage sites, many of them closed to the general public throughout the rest of the year, opened their doors to millions of visitors for the 33rd edition of the European Heritage Days, reports FRANCE 24.