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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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Series cast summary:
...  Louis XIV 30 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Monsieur Philippe d'Orléans / ... 30 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Bontemps 30 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Chevalier 30 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Fabien Marchal 27 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Marie-Thérèse / ... 26 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Louvois 25 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Sophie 24 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Colbert 24 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Montespan / ... 21 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Palatine 19 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Cassel 17 episodes, 2015-2017
...  Scarron / ... 16 episodes, 2017-2018
Geoffrey Bateman ...  Bossuet / ... 15 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Claudine 14 episodes, 2015-2017
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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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Throughout the show, Evan Williams's character is called only Chevalier (or the Chevalier). This is likely to avoid confusion since, like his lover, the Chevalier de Lorraine was named Philippe. Coincidentally, the Chevalier also had an older brother named Louis. 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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Featured in Too Much TV: Episode #1.14 (2016) See more »

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More than just your average costume drama
29 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

This drama is about the rise of Louis xiv, the Sun King, Louis the Great, who moved the executive from Paris, the centre of the known world to Versailles, a great bog.

With his father long dead, his mother recently dead, he was alone except for his brother and those he trusted. His political marriage to a Spanish princess was not happy.

He is primarily concerned with how to rule a growing French Empire. This French court evolved into something strange - where dancing and etiquette were critical politically.

This is made in English (to ease it commercially) but by the French so it is made with taste. There are attractive actors, lavish costumes, special effects (to pretend it was shot in the Palace itself) and of course scenes of violence and sex. After all, its good to be the King.

Looking forward to Season 2 !


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