Famous sight: The Palace of Versailles in the neighboring city of Paris (June 2020)
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To feel like a king for once: that was evidently the intention of a man whom the French police arrested in the famous Palace of Versailles.
The 31-year-old had forcibly gained access to the palace area on Saturday evening.
According to police, he thought he was a king.
The man is said to have previously had a taxi to the castle near Paris.
The driver reported the "sheet-clad" man to the authorities;
this is said to have claimed to be a king and want to enter the castle.
Upon arrival at the scene, the police found a broken window on the lock.
Shortly afterwards, the man was discovered and arrested.
The Versailles prosecutor's office confirmed the intrusion of a man who is said to have overcome the castle wall.
There was no damage to the interior of the magnificent building as a result of the incident, as a spokeswoman for the castle told the AFP news agency.
Furniture or collections are intact.
Icon: The mirror
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