If you’ve been to visit one of the commemorative First World War sites, you’ve probably noticed that you can buy certain military relics from this era as souvenirs. Keep in mind, though, that certain items on offer are, for safety and security reasons, strictly prohibited from travelling on a Eurostar train.
In accordance with Article 215 of the French Customs Code, you’ll be at risk of arrest, prosecution and a substantial fine if you attempt to travel with any historical weapons, munitions or explosive devices, either within your luggage or carried on you.
Such restrictions are also applied to carrying military shells and cartridges (even if they appear to be empty).
These items are a potential danger to yourself and all others in the vicinity where they’re carried. They have also been the cause of frequent station evacuations and significant travel delays when detected.
We will also disregard any certification from sellers of such items claiming that they have been de-activated and are therefore harmless. The police will deal with each detected item in the same way.