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Versailles Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

10 Episodes 2015 - 2016

This historical drama series is set in XVII century France, during the construction of the Palace of Versailles. Season 1 opens with King Louis XIV (George Blagden), afraid of his court rebelling against the monarchy, deciding to build a new and luxurious castle outside of Paris, where he would force every member of the court to move. As the season progresses, the nobles start viewing their new residence as a prison, and start conspiring against each other and against the king. As wars and politics are discussed and the fate of France is decided by a handful of people, the King's power increases.

Episode 1

Welcome to Versailles

Mon, Nov 16, 2015 60 mins

A 28-year-old Louis XIV travels to Versailles after the Fronde revolt, in order to build the world's most opulent palace in the series premiere of this drama.

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Episode 2

I Am the State

Mon, Nov 16, 2015 60 mins

Louis XIV begins construction of Versailles as he attempts to keep the nobles in line and away from Paris.

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Episode 3

Mirror for Princes

Mon, Nov 23, 2015 60 mins

The African Prince Annaba visits Louis at Versaillles; Louis use his wife Marie-Therese to gain access to the African territories; Philippe's wife, Henriette, is harassed by the unrelenting Chevalier de Lorraine.

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Episode 4

The Road

Mon, Nov 30, 2015 60 mins

Louis is troubled by his brother Philippe's rumored expertise on the battlefield; Louise de Valliere is outshined in the Court by Marchioness of Montespan.

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Episode 5

Bow to Your King

Mon, Dec 7, 2015 60 mins

Philippe returns victorious from the front; attacks continue outside Versailles; the king invites the biggest noble families to Versailles to celebrate the peace treaty.

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Episode 6

Invalides

Mon, Dec 14, 2015 60 mins

Soldiers working at Versailles revolt; the Duke of Cassel heads to the palace after a decree from the king that nobles who move to the area will be relieved of their debts.

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Episode 7

Revelations

Mon, Dec 21, 2015 60 mins

Bontemps is worried about the king's high fever and summons a doctor; an emergency council meets to discuss a course of action if the king's condition worsens.

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Episode 8

Diplomacy

Thu, Dec 24, 2015 60 mins

While in prison, Chevalier is visited by the head of the plot to insure that he does not name his fellow conspirators; Louis proves himself to be a master strategist.

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Episode 9

Etiquette

Fri, Dec 25, 2015 60 mins

Henriette takes the lead in negotiations with her brother King Charles III; Montespan gains power in the court as he wins over Louis' heart. Fabien plans revenge for Beatrice's treasonous acts.

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Episode 10

Bring the Garden Here

Mon, Jan 11, 2016 60 mins

Henriette's health rapidly declines; Claudine works feverishly to save her patient as the palace is put on lock-down; Louis is determined to save his son from the oppressive atmosphere of the court.

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