In the 70s of this TL with Marie Thérèse being the only child of Jean IIIInteresting that a woman was able to inherit the throne. When did they revise Salic Law to permit this?
In OTL the pretenders to the throne of France are old reactionaries but only because the only people who still listen to them are old reactionaries. Here I imagine that in order to stay in power the French monarchy would have to liberalize itself with time
A king whose palace windows look out over Paris cannot afford to be as conservative as one whose windows look out over Vaduz