Visit of the former military facilities on the Plateau d’Albion (June 18th, 2015)
As part of its efforts to promote transparency in the disarmament arena, on June 18th, 2015, France opened up the former military facilities on the Plateau d’Albion to representatives from member-States of the Conference on Disarmament.
Galerie anti-souffle de l'ancien Poste de Commandement et de Tir de Rustrel. Crédit : Marie-Gaëlle Robles.
The participants were able to visit former launch zones and a missile command and firing post converted into a low-noise underground laboratory, an observatory and a restaurant, as well as the base of the 2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment of the Foreign Legion. They were able to note the concrete effects of France’s 1996 decision to abandon its ground-based nuclear component.