Network: Canal+ (France)
Premiered: 16.November.2015
Status: Ended

Versailles, 1667. Louis XIV was 28 years old. To rise to the heights of the nobility and wield its absolute power, he launched the construction of Versailles... it proved to be a snare. Louis XIV is a young King haunted by childhood trauma, the Fronde civil, a rebellion of the nobility against his father, Louis XIII... It will prove be a strategic policy out of the ordinary, manipulative, Machiavellian, and he will "invent" Versailles for the nobles of Paris, to keep them under control, and gradually transform the castle into a golden prison. But how will Louis live as the greatest King in the world?

Historical fiction of the court figures and the more humble villagers, guiding us in a world of betrayals and secrets, politicking and declarations of love.

Chevalier - Evan Williams
Louvois - Joe Sheridan
Bontemps - Stuart Bowman
Louis XIV - George Blagden
Monsieur Philippe d'Orléans - Alexander Vlahos
Fabien Marchal - Tygh Runyan
Colbert - Steve Cumyn
Marie-Thérèse - Elisa Lasowski
Sophie - Maddison Jaizani
Bossuet - Geoffrey Bateman
Madame de Montespan - Anna Brewster
Elizabeth Charlotte, Princess of Palatinate - Jessica Clark
Duke of Cassel - Pip Torrens
Françoise d'Aubigné / Marquise de Maintenon / Madame Scarron - Catherine Walker
Henriette - Noémie Schmidt
Gaston de Foix - Harry Hadden-Paton
Madame Agathe - Suzanne Clément
Béatrice - Amira Casar
Louise de La Vallière - Sarah Winter
Madeleine de Foix - Greta Scacchi