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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Though the show is filmed in English, main cast members George Blagden and Amira Casar both happen to speak some French. See more »


Though the series is set in the 17th century at the early period of Louis XIV's reign, the setting of Versailles is inaccurate due to the building in present state not bearing resemblance to any of the 17th century vestiges thought up of Louis XIV. See more »


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Addictive viewing
27 April 2017 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

One of those shows it took me some time to get round to watching, but after binge watching Series 1 I have to say it is excellent viewing, I'll agree with other reviewers who highlight there are very definitely historical inaccuracies, the birth of the Queen's baby etc, but they can be overlooked, as the drama is somehow addictive. It is very raunchy, lots of sex scenes, and lots of gay sex scenes, shock horror.

The sets and costumes are incredibly lavish, you cannot helped but be wowed by the sheer majesty of the buildings and surroundings, The Palace of Versailles itself almost takes on the role of an extra character, it's so impressive. It is visually always on the money, the filming, music etc, are first rate, utterly faultless.

I'm so glad they chose not to put on dodgy French accents, so often spoil historical dramas.

George Blagden is an outstanding lead actor, he looks so incredibly different in costume, I think he's wonderful in the role, masses of charisma. So well matched is Alexander Vlahos, who plays his brother, totally suited to the part, fair to say he adds masses of variety to the show.

Great to see that Series 3 has been commissioned, meaning plenty of Versailles to come. Great show. 8/10

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