France in focus

Versailles: The legacy of France’s famed Sun King, Louis XIV

This special edition is dedicated to one of France's greatest monarchs: Louis XIV. FRANCE 24 looks at his extraordinary life and legacy (now the subject of a popular TV series); and what better place to start than the building that symbolised his rule: the Château de Versailles.

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In this programme, we look at how Louis XIV shaped modern France and the critical role women played in the life of this most remarkable monarch. We'll also take you to a place rarely open to the public and one of the famed King’s favourite places: the Royal Chapel.

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