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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.


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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