Versailles (2015–2018)
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King Louis XIV of France begins preparations of transitioning his fathers hunting lodge into a grand palace he envisioned.


Jalil Lespert


Simon Mirren (created by), David Wolstencroft (created by) | 6 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
George Blagden ... Louis XIV
Alexander Vlahos ... Monsieur Philippe d'Orléans
Tygh Runyan ... Fabien Marchal
Stuart Bowman ... Bontemps
Amira Casar ... Béatrice
Evan Williams ... Chevalier
Noémie Schmidt ... Henriette
Anna Brewster ... Montespan
Sarah Winter ... Louise de La Vallière
Lizzie Brocheré ... Claudine
Dominique Blanc ... Anne of Austria
Anatole Taubman ... Montcourt
Steve Cumyn ... Colbert
Elisa Lasowski ... Marie-Thérèse
Maddison Jaizani ... Sophie


In 1667 in France, Louis XIV is a young king who wants to impose his power whereas he is traumatized by the Fronde (the revolt of nobility during Louis XIII's reign) and despite the attacks of conspirators. Then, Louis XIV decides to establish the seat of the power out of Paris, in Versailles. At that time, Versailles is just a hunting lodge but Louis XIV radically wants to transform this castle. Written by Frantogian

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Louis and Philippe's mother, Anne of Austria, is depicted in Louis' dream on her deathbed, bleeding from both breasts. This is a metaphor for her actual death of breast cancer. See more »


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Written by Anthony Gonzalez
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Versailles 1.1
2 June 2016 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Episode one starts with a sequence involving a young man and a young woman running in slow motion along a hall of mirrors. They then take their clothes off and have sex. It is a dream.

Versailles is about Louis XIV, an absolute monarch and how he sets building his dream palace. All the time there are plots against him from noblemen and foreigners, he needs to maximise tax revenues and find time to have much sex as possible.

Then again the current Queen is pregnant and not exactly keeping Louis satisfied. She does deliver a surprise ending.

This hedonistic drama did not go for quiet contemplation of Wolf Hall the BBC series about the Tudor court. It takes its cue from Games of Thrones. There is intrigue and lots of nudity, sex and violence. One conspirator gets hammered literally. A cross dressing prince is giving fellatio to another man. The show is setting out its stall. This is French art, sumptuous and sensual but also equally dull.

The main problem with the first episode was that too many actors looked the same, you were wondering just who was who.

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1 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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