The Best Episodes of Versailles (2015)

Last Updated: Aug 1, 2018

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?

Episode 10

#1 - Episode 10

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.

star 8.09
357 votes
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The Legacy

#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?

star 8.07
54 votes
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The Beyond

#3 - The Beyond

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.

star 8.01
89 votes
Episode 10

#4 - Episode 10

Season 1 - Episode 10

star 8.00
408 votes
Directors: Daniel Roby
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Of Gods and Men

#5 - 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.

star 7.99
70 votes
The Powder Keg

#6 - The Powder Keg

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.

star 7.97
70 votes
The Truth Will Come Out

#7 - The 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.

star 7.95
91 votes
Directors: Richard Clark
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The Book of Revelations

#8 - 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.

star 7.94
79 votes
Crime and Punishment

#9 - 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.

star 7.90
96 votes
Directors: Richard Clark
Episode 9

#10 - Episode 9

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.

star 7.88
354 votes
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Smoke and Mirrors

#11 - Smoke and Mirrors

Season 3 - Episode 1

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 7.88
112 votes
Directors: Richard Clark
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The Wheel of Fortune

#12 - The Wheel of Fortune

Season 3 - Episode 6

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 7.85
92 votes
Episode 9

#13 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9

star 7.82
389 votes
Directors: Daniel Roby
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Question Of Trust

#14 - Question Of Trust

Season 3 - Episode 2

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 7.77
106 votes
Directors: Richard Clark
Episode 5

#15 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5

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 7.75
434 votes
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Episode 8

#16 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8

star 7.73
401 votes
Directors: Daniel Roby
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Episode 6

#17 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6

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 7.72
351 votes
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Episode 8

#18 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8

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
350 votes
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Episode 3

#19 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3

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 7.69
376 votes
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Episode 7

#20 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7

star 7.69
401 votes
Directors: Thomas Vincent
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Episode 3

#21 - Episode 3

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.

star 7.66
442 votes
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Episode 7

#22 - Episode 7

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.

star 7.64
346 votes
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Episode 1

#23 - Episode 1

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

star 7.64
413 votes
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Episode 4

#24 - Episode 4

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.

star 7.63
360 votes
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Episode 6

#25 - Episode 6

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.

star 7.62
421 votes
Directors: Thomas Vincent
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