VERSAILLES: THE SUN KING'S SECRET MAPPING

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One-off

: History
: MARC JAMPOLSKY
: Gedeon Programmes/ Arte / NHK / Curiosity
: Download
: January 2019
: 4K, 16/9, One off
: 1x90', 1x52', 1xTRAILER

As the iconic castle undergoes extensive restoration work, over 10,000 historical maps of the Chateau have been digitalized, enabling historians to reveal and bring back to life in 3D imagery forgotten parts of the iconic Palace. This site mirrors the Sun King’s growing ambitions over his 70-year long reign. Shaped over 40 years with ceaseless construction additions (some of which have gone lost to history), Versailles hides some of Louis the XIV’s most fanciful ideas– including a vegetal maze, a cave full of special effects, a menagerie with exotic animals, marble baths and the private royal art gallery. In reconstructed 3D sets, lavish drama scenes depict the life of the Sun King and some of his closest advisors such as his Prime Minister Colbert or his confident the marquis de Dangeau.

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