10 Worst Episodes of Versailles

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.ย Historical and fictional characters guide us in a world of betrayal and political maneuvering, revealing Versailles in all its glory and brutality.

Written by Sophie and last updated on dec 08, 2022.

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Versailles - S2E7

#10 - A Night (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Clandestine discussions and an unexpected close encounter take their toll on Louis's mental state. Back at the palace mistrustful de Montespan questions where Madame Scarron's heart lies, while Queen Marie-Therese appeals to mourning Marchal to return. The lavish French historical drama continues with intense confrontations and exposed jealousies.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 401 votes.

Versailles - S2E1

#9 - The Labyrinth (Season 2 - Episode 1)


A high-profile poisoning in the heart of the French court leaves a coveted vacancy, while pregnant Madame de Montespan exercises her influence at every opportunity. Is someone out to eclipse the Sun King

The episode was rated 7.65 from 474 votes.

Versailles - S1E3

#8 - Mirror for Princes (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Louis has one thing in mind: Versailles. For the nobles to come to Versailles, the king demanded the representatives of high society bring him their noble titles, only guarantors of their privileges. First to be stripped of his title, Montcourt seeking the support of the Duke of Cassel, one of the North's most powerful nobles, who bears the king in high esteem. Louis asks the queen to leave the mourning to welcome his guest: Prince of Assini, able to open his trade routes in West Africa.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 516 votes.

Versailles - S1E6

#7 - Invalides (Season 1 - Episode 6)


After the war, the soldiers were requisitioned to carry out the work on the palace of Versailles. But worn by the hardness of their task, their lives and broken promises, they revolt. Two thousand of them lay down their tools. Convinced by Madame de Montespan, the Duke of Cassel went to Versailles to attend the festivities. The king has just decreed that nobles that locate in the area will be relieved of their debts. No castle or land, the Duke of Cassel must resolve to stay.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 491 votes.

Versailles - S2E5

#6 - War And Peace (Season 2 - Episode 5)

The king's continued insomnia renders him even more volatile, so loyalty counts for little, as Marchal finds to his cost. Claudine investigates the mystery toxin, while Sophie seeks a solution to her miserable marriage.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 397 votes.

Versailles - S2E4

#5 - Miasma (Season 2 - Episode 4)


Preparations are made for war abroad, but battles of the sexes are waged within the palace itself, and there will be casualties.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 420 votes.

Versailles - S2E2

#4 - A Still Small Voice (Season 2 - Episode 2)

The king's bad example is blamed for the nobility's immorality, fuelled by illicit love potions and powders. Philippe must meet his new bride. Another victim of poisoning confounds Marchal.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 442 votes.

Versailles - S1E4

#3 - The Road (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Louis was furious on hearing the exploits of his brother Philip on the battlefield; some see it as the most valiant fighters of the army of His Majesty. Louis is furious to learn that the Parthenay family was assassinated on the road to Versailles, a powerful family of South nobles, who came to assure him of their support. If the roads leading to Versailles are not safe, no noble will venturer it. If Versailles is isolated, then the king should give up his plan. Inconceivable for the monarch who sends Fabien Marchal, the head of security, conduct the investigation into the murder of Parthenay and bring the head of the murderers.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 500 votes.

Versailles - S1E2

#2 - I Am the State (Season 1 - Episode 2)

The Queen gave birth to the first royal baby and it triggers some rumors. Besides, Louis XIV's counselors advice him to go to war in order to impose his power. Furthermore, Louis XIV's brother Philippe dreams of glory and want to be on the field of the future battles.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 556 votes.

Versailles - S1E1

#1 - Welcome to Versailles (Season 1 - Episode 1)


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.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 691 votes.

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