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Genre: Documentary
Channel: BBC Two
Status: Ended
7.5 (2 votes)

The film recreates the life and loves of France's most famous king, Louis XIV. Dubbed the Sun King by his admiring court, Louis conquered half of Europe, conducted dozens of love affairs and dazzled his contemporaries with his lavish entertainments. But perhaps his greatest achievement - and certainly his longest lasting love - was the incredible palace he built at Versailles, one of the wonders of the world. Filmed in the spectacular staterooms, bedrooms and gardens of Versailles itself, this beautifully photographed drama-documentary brings the reign of one of Europe's greatest and most flamboyant monarchs triumphantly to life, with the help of interviews with the world's leading experts on his reign.

Versailles season 1

Versailles season 1 poster

Already in early childhood Louis fourth knew of his true destiny. So there were circumstances that he became heir to the throne and was crowned in spite of the fact that he was just a child. All this happened when he was four years old. It is clear that at this age Louis could not govern the country. For this reason the issue of governance of the state took his mother. The Ministerial Council joined her to help to settle the affairs of state. With the emergence of a tragic accident the loss of his mother Louis takes full dominion. Now when he reached the age mark of twenty-eight years he was able to decide on the fate of France. The guy did not see in his environment of those people which could be trusted. Also because of his inexperience he was worried that not stumble because he understood that the desire of many to topple him from his post is so great that whenever possible they will not miss the chance to take his throne embodied their dreams into reality. Surprisingly the head of Louis born an interesting idea. He intends to create a special residence Versailles and put there some etiquette and court ranks. But if the main character manage to make this goal a reality when taken up arms around him as enemies?

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