In the wake of the Fronde in 1667, the French nobility have begun to defy and disobey the monarchy. Young King Louis XIV decides to move the court from the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye near Paris to his father's former hunting lodge near the hamlet of Versailles as a means to force their submission. As Louis renovates and expands his new Palace of Versailles, the nobles-displaced from their usual surroundings but compelled to surround the king-become embroiled in increasingly dangerous intrigues.
Did You Know?
Season one is set in the year 1667. See more
Within all 3 seasons episodes there are multiple scenes that contain man made water fountains (that usually require electric motors to propel water) despite the fact that electric motors and electricity clearly were not invented/prevalent at Versailles at the time. See more
Featured in Too Much TV: Episode #1.14
Performed by M83
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