The King's Way (French: L'Allée du Roi) is a novel by the French author Françoise Chandernagor first published in 1981. It is the story of Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, who in the 17th century was almost the queen of France. It follows her destiny, from her birth in a prison in Niort and her poor childhood, to a marriage to a disabled poet, and her life in the court of Louis XIV, king of France, where she became his companion and finally his wife.
The TV-film with the same title was released in French in 1996. It has a playtime of 4 hours. Director: Nina Companéez Writers: Françoise Chandernagor (novel), Nina Companéez Stars: Dominique Blanc, Mauricio Buraglia and Didier Sandre