Louis XIV - so powerful,he took his name from the sun itself. So dominant, he made the haughtiest aristocrats bend to his will. So insatiable, that no one mistress could satisfy him for long. Throughout a long and turbulent life, Louis sought magnificence in all things. He strived for it in love. in battle...and in art. But above all, he wanted magnificence at Versailles, by creating a building so spectacular, it would outshine any palace on Earth. Taken from intimate memoirs and official records, this is the story of how a king\'s obsession, created one of the wonders of the world.