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The Palace of Versailles reopened after a fire alarm

The Palace of Versailles reopened after a fire warning prompted a temporary evacuation on Tuesday afternoon, the French tourist attraction announced on the X social network, APA reports, citing Xinhua.

“The incident was quickly brought under control and the population was evacuated as part of safety measures. The palace and gardens are now open,” announced the Palace of Versailles. However, she did not provide further details of the incident.

According to the French daily “Le Figaro”, a “very important” firefighter operation was underway at the site since the afternoon. Several videos on social media showed smoke billowing from the palace as guests were being evacuated.

The former royal residence, one of France’s national treasures, welcomes millions of tourists every year. The park in Versailles is scheduled to host equestrian and modern pentathlon events during the 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games.