The year is 1667 in Versailles, France. Louis XIV is 28 years old. A brilliant political strategist, Louis is haunted by the trauma of The Fronde, a bitter civil war in which the nobility rebelled against the crown.
Historical and fictional characters - flamboyant nobles, beautiful courtesans and humble servants - guide us through this intoxicating world of secrets, betrayals, love and war. This is Versailles in all its brutal glory.