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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:
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


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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All of the major married couples in this series are first cousins. Henriette of England's mother, Henrietta Maria of France, and Monsieur's father, Louis XIII, were siblings. Maria Theresa's mother is their sister, Elisabeth of France, while her father, Philip IV of Spain is the brother of the king's mother, Anna of Austria. Therefore, she is a double first cousin to her husband, the king. The Emperor Leopold is a first cousin to Maria Theresa, because his mother, Maria Anna was her father's other sister. Leopold's late wife, the queen's half-sister even was his own niece. See more »


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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A feast for the eyes
4 January 2016 | by pale_pixieSee all my reviews

I've been waiting for what seems like ages for a series to come along that I look forward to each episode. This is it. Absolutely gorgeous, stunning settings, costumes and sets.

The actors are fascinating. I don't care if it is minute by minute historically accurate as I can read a history book about Versailles and life there, but this is super interesting as a drama within that palace and time frame. Everyone is just so real. They are horrible, loving, scheming, nasty, lavish, flamboyant, crafty and violent, but isn't that what real life and humans are all about? I am loving the costumes, jewels, food, florals, decor and art.

Fingers crossed for Season 2.

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