LOUIS XIV AND THE CLASSICAL PERIOD IN FRANCE
During the reign of the Bourbon kings, specially Louis the Sun King, Louis XIV, France reaches a period of splendour known as the Classical Period. His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest of any monarch of a major country in European history.
A detailed explanation of the uniqueness of the French Style will be given with several examples of its development which culminates in the construction of the palace of Versailles . Along with architectural information there will be references to the historical timeline of the House of Bourbon.