625 votes


BBC Two 2015

The story of a young Louis XIV on his journey to become the most powerful monarch in Europe, from his battles with the fronde through his development into the Sun King. Historical and fictional characters guide us in a world of betrayal and political maneuvering, revealing Versailles in all its glory and brutality.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Versailles

Versailles - S2E10

#1 - Of Blood and Stone


Season 2 - Episode 10

Louis and Philippe each face a foe in the bedroom, but the traitors strike back. Even in chains, poisonous Madame Agathe threatens the king. Sophie is torn emotionally.

The episode was rated from 417 votes.

Versailles - S3E10

#2 - The Legacy


Season 3 - Episode 10

Looking to the future, King Louis XIV seeks to reconnect with his people, and reconcile his family. As some oppressed Parisians plan a violent welcome for Louis, has one of his friends become a foe?

The episode was rated from 172 votes.

Versailles - S1E10

#3 - Bring the Garden Here


Season 1 - Episode 10

Duchess Henriette becomes suddenly ill when she returns from a visit to her brother in England. They fear she might have been poisoned, so King Louis XIV shuts all access To Versailles.

The episode was rated from 473 votes.

Versailles - S3E8

#4 - Of Gods and Men


Season 3 - Episode 8

Suffering an identity crisis, Louis gets moody, unable to reveal the reason. Jeanne's protest pamphlets in Paris bring reprisals led by Marchal.

The episode was rated from 184 votes.

Versailles - S3E5

#5 - The Afterlife


Season 3 - Episode 5

Can Louis' longed-for loving touch help the ailing queen? An engraved blade holds a clue to who Philippe has antagonised. Jeanne challenges her brother's business-minded betrayal.

The episode was rated from 186 votes.

Versailles - S3E7
#6 - The Book of Revelations
Season 3 - Episode 7

Has Louis finally learnt the identity of the man in the iron mask? Cardinal Leto is still determined to use his knowledge against the king. Fabien Marchal is in pursuit of fugitive Sophie and the young woman he must kill.

The episode was rated from 188 votes.
Versailles - S3E9
#7 - The Tinderbox
Season 3 - Episode 9

His resolve reinforced, Louis is dismissive of the pain his plans will cause others, be they Philippe or Protestants of all classes. Cardinal Leto is confident of making the king marry Isabella of Portugal.

The episode was rated from 180 votes.
Versailles - S2E9
#8 - Seven Shadows
Season 2 - Episode 9

As Louis starts to doubt his divinity, devilish behaviour tempts some courtiers. Rejected Madame de Montespan hopes a dark ritual will restore her status, while Philippe toys with Thomas, prompting jealous Chevalier to respond recklessly.

The episode was rated from 411 votes.
Versailles - S3E3
#9 - Truth Will Come Out
Season 3 - Episode 3

A betrayal by one of the women closest to the king has unforeseen consequences, while a graphic revelation results in a fall from grace for another. Philippe gets dangerously close to the mystery prisoner. Reprisals against the protesters in Paris place Fabien Marchal in peril.

The episode was rated from 192 votes.
Versailles - S3E4
#10 - Crime and Punishment
Season 3 - Episode 4

Seeking retribution, Louis lashes out at the Parisian rebels though Philippe urges a more reasoned response. Word from Spain casts doubt on Marie-Thérèse's intentions. Sophie's loyalties are tested.

The episode was rated from 200 votes.

Last updated: aug 18, 2021



just finished season one and WOW, just wow. sometimes slow pace, specially at the beginning, but it gets better every episode. the main cast is amazing and the acting is on point. also ended with a great cliffhanger. 10/10 UPDATE: season 2 is even better than season 1. much more fascinating and way way gayer. i loved it! another 10/10 UPDATE 2.0: season 3 is also amazing ?? makes me so sad that its over, but im so glad to have known it


This series is fantastic! Did anyone notice king Louie XIV is "Athelstan" from Vikings?


just simply un-fucking-believable :-) even better than The Borgias

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