Versailles, the enduring appeal of one of France's most iconic monuments
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Built 400 years ago, the Palace of Versailles is one of France's most iconic monuments. Eight million people come to visit it every year. A symbol of King Louis XIV's absolute monarchy, Versailles was designed to both impress and seduce. It continues to play that role today – in tourism, diplomacy and business. Our team takes a closer look at one of France's most remarkable and enduring assets.
A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Emerald Maxwell.