The BEST Episodes of Versailles (2015)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 14, 2020

Network: Canal+

Born strategist, mischievous manipulator, Louis will use every resource at his disposal to keep the Noblesse on a short leash, while feeling bitter resentment in his private life, even paranoia. The man is also capable of romantic passion. But how to live them when you're the greatest king in the world?

Of Blood and Stone

#1 - Of Blood and Stone

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 24, 2017

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.

star 8.07
416 votes
The Legacy

#2 - The Legacy

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired May 21, 2018

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?

star 8.04
171 votes
Directors: Pieter Van Hees
Bring the Garden Here

#3 - Bring the Garden Here

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 14, 2015

star 8.00
496 votes
Directors: Daniel Roby
Writers: David Wolstencroft, Simon Mirren
Of Gods and Men

#4 - Of Gods and Men

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired May 14, 2018

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

star 7.96
182 votes
Directors: Pieter Van Hees
Writers: Steve Bailie
The Afterlife

#5 - The Afterlife

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired May 7, 2018

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.

star 7.96
184 votes
The Tinderbox

#6 - The Tinderbox

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired May 21, 2018

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.

star 7.93
179 votes
Directors: Pieter Van Hees
The Book of Revelations

#7 - The Book of Revelations

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired May 14, 2018

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.

star 7.92
186 votes
Writers: Martha Hillier
Seven Shadows

#8 - Seven Shadows

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 24, 2017

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.

star 7.85
411 votes
Truth Will Come Out

#9 - Truth Will Come Out

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 30, 2018

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.

star 7.83
189 votes
Directors: Richard Clark
Writers: Martha Hillier

#10 - Etiquette

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 14, 2015

star 7.81
479 votes
Directors: Daniel Roby
Writers: Andrew Bampfield
Crime and Punishment

#11 - Crime and Punishment

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 30, 2018

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.

star 7.80
197 votes
Directors: Richard Clark
Writers: Steve Bailie
The Wheel of Fortune

#12 - The Wheel of Fortune

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired May 7, 2018

Louis hopes diplomacy will hide his duplicity as he works to undermine Leopold while winning over severe cardinal Leto. Marchal helps Philippe learn a family secret, and is troubled by a command from the king.

star 7.78
184 votes
Writers: Andrew Bampfield
Bow to Your King

#13 - Bow to Your King

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 30, 2015

Hero of the battlefield, Philippe returns from the front transformed. The French soldiers admire the Duke of Orleans, all wreathed in glory. This recognition begins to overshadow Louis. The roads are still not safe just outside Versailles and convoys of attacks are increasing. To celebrate the peace treaty he just signed with the Spanish, the King decides to invite the biggest noble families in Versailles for great entertainment. He invites the Duke of Cassel.

star 7.77
499 votes
Writers: Sasha Hails

#14 - Diplomacy

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 7, 2015

star 7.76
487 votes
Directors: Daniel Roby
Writers: Andrew Bampfield
Trust Issues

#15 - Trust Issues

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 23, 2018

Little can be taken at face value as Louis negotiates with Leopold over Spain, the Bastille governor has a sorry tale for Philippe and Sophie surprises Marchal.

star 7.75
207 votes
Directors: Richard Clark
Writers: Tim Loane
Smoke and Mirrors

#16 - Smoke and Mirrors

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 23, 2018

Louis welcomes a defeated royal relative to the palace, but with unforeseen personal consequences. Philippe stumbles upon a mystery man. Madame de Montespan finds how to hurt a former friend, the King's prim companion Francois de Maintenon.

star 7.75
218 votes
Directors: Richard Clark
Writers: Tim Loane
The Sands Of Time

#17 - The Sands Of Time

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 10, 2017

Debauchery is banned when Marie-Therese takes charge while Louis is away at war. However, signing an urgent treaty requires a man's touch, if Philippe can be persuaded to play his part. On the battlefield, the king meets his match. The court's shameless decadence cannot be suppressed as the lively period drama continues.

star 7.74
400 votes
The New Regime

#18 - The New Regime

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 17, 2017

Louis resolves to reassess his relationships, while Madame de Montespan is determined to make a memorable impression on him. Philippe fears losing another wife to the poisoning plot, and its unwitting victim Cassel has a revelation to make.

star 7.72
401 votes
Who Will Guard the Guards Themselves

#19 - Who Will Guard the Guards Themselves

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 3, 2017

A cool welcome awaits Princess Palatine both in the palace salons and her new husband's bed, but Sophie's destiny is worse. Marchal finds a prime suspect for the poisonings.

star 7.68
429 votes
A Night

#20 - A Night

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 17, 2017

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.

star 7.66
401 votes

#21 - Revelations

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 7, 2015

star 7.66
492 votes
Directors: Thomas Vincent
Writers: David Wolstencroft, Simon Mirren
Mirror for Princes

#22 - Mirror for Princes

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 23, 2015

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.

star 7.66
537 votes
Writers: David Wolstencroft, Simon Mirren

#23 - Invalides

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 30, 2015

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.

star 7.64
512 votes
Directors: Thomas Vincent
Writers: Andrew Bampfield
The Labyrinth

#24 - The Labyrinth

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 27, 2017

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

star 7.64
470 votes
War And Peace

#25 - War And Peace

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 10, 2017

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.

star 7.61
396 votes