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French beach reopens as Saudi King cuts trip short

King Salman of Saudi Arabia has  left the French Riviera unexpectedly after only 8 days of what was supposed to be a three week holiday.

The French Riviera.
The French Riviera. Image by Paul Rysz / CC BY 2.0

The royal’s trip caused controversy when a public beach was closed for his visit and an elevator was installed for easier access to the beach from his villa. It’s reported that the king boarded a flight from Nice to Morocco and now the security measures put in place for his visit in the Riviera have been lifted and the beach has reopened to the public. Read more: thelocal.fr