In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV, decides to build the greatest palace in the world - Versailles. But drained budget, affairs and political intrigues complicate things.
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Docudrama about the life of Louis XIV nicknamed "the Sun King", the King of France who ran a glamorous court, expanded the borders of France, loved woman and parties and built an incredible palace for himself - the Versailles.

Director: Thierry Binisti
Stars: Vinciane Millereau, Samuel Theis, Jérôme Pouly
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 Louis XIV (20 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Monsieur Philippe d'Orléans / ... (20 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Fabien Marchal / ... (20 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Bontemps (20 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Chevalier (20 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Montespan (20 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Marie-Thérèse / ... (20 episodes, 2015-2017)
Maddison Jaizani ...
 Sophie (20 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Louvois (17 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Cassel (17 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Colbert (16 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Claudine (13 episodes, 2015-2017)
Geoffrey Bateman ...
 Bossuet (13 episodes, 2015-2017)
Noémie Schmidt ...
 Henriette (12 episodes, 2015)
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 Montcourt (10 episodes, 2015)
Gilly Gilchrist ...
 Jacques (10 episodes, 2015)
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 Gaston (10 episodes, 2017)
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 Béatrice (9 episodes, 2015)
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 Rohan (9 episodes, 2015)
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 Madame Agathe (9 episodes, 2017)
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 Scarron (9 episodes, 2017)
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In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV, decides to build the greatest palace in the world - Versailles. But drained budget, affairs and political intrigues complicate things.

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About 12% of this series' budget was allocated to the art and costume departments. See more »

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This first series is set in 1667, but the infamous "black baby" incident, if it happened at all, is reported to have taken place in 1664, three years earlier. See more »

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For Lovers of History who can forgive some inaccuracy for decadence and intrigue.
22 December 2015 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

For Lovers of History who can forgive some inaccuracy for decadence and intrigue. Absolutely love this show. Visually rich and very nice attention to detail and character development. Great acting in general but no doubt props going to George Blagden as Louis XIV (who is also amazing in Viking another epic show) and Alexander Vlahos as Philippe (a very great character analysis).

This show reminds me a bit of The Tudors with Jonathan R Meyers but so far much better about pacing and accuracy.

I seriously want three maybe more of Louis XIV and hope they continue with other rulers i.e Louis XV aka Beloved and Louis XVI with Marie Antoinette. Seriously need more shows like this. History is far more interesting than made of stuff half the time.

Great job cast and crew.


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