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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George Blagden ...  Louis XIV 30 episodes, 2015-2018
Alexander Vlahos ...  Monsieur Philippe d'Orléans / ... 30 episodes, 2015-2018
Tygh Runyan ...  Fabien Marchal 30 episodes, 2015-2018
Stuart Bowman ...  Bontemps 30 episodes, 2015-2018
Evan Williams ...  Chevalier 30 episodes, 2015-2018
Joe Sheridan ...  Louvois 28 episodes, 2015-2018
Steve Cumyn ...  Colbert 27 episodes, 2015-2018
Elisa Lasowski ...  Marie-Thérèse / ... 26 episodes, 2015-2018
Maddison Jaizani ...  Sophie 25 episodes, 2015-2018
Anna Brewster ...  Montespan / ... 21 episodes, 2015-2018
Geoffrey Bateman ...  Bossuet / ... 19 episodes, 2015-2018
Jessica Clark ...  Palatine 19 episodes, 2017-2018
Catherine Walker ...  Maintenon / ... 19 episodes, 2017-2018
Pip Torrens ...  Cassel 17 episodes, 2015-2017
Lizzie Brocheré ...  Claudine 16 episodes, 2015-2017
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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. Written by Wiki

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Season one is set in the year 1667. See more »

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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 »

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Featured in Too Much TV: Episode #1.14 (2016) See more »

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The king and court come to life
31 January 2017 | by bluegreenduckSee all my reviews

I think the casting is superb. Add beautiful surroundings and great acting and add the story of Louis XIV and you will have a show that pulls you into the middle of life in Versailles. I know they took liberties with the story, and sexed it all up, but not in a bad way. There is no 21st century holier-than-thou attitude, which is nice. They did things differently back in the 1600's and here is a show that portrays some of that, without preaching. It is rare that audiences are given credit for having brains enough to form opinions of their own about the characters. Things in Versailles are not all black and white, good and bad--there are many, many shades of gray here. It takes a lot to be able to show all those shades, and I think Versailles succeeds admirably.


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