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The Best Episodes of Versailles

Every episode of Versailles ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best 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. Historical and fictional characters guide us in a world of betrayal and political maneuvering, revealing Versailles in all its glory and brutality.

Genre:Drama
Network:Canal+

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The best episode of "Versailles" is "Bring the Garden Here", rated 7.9/10 from 423 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Bring the Garden Here" aired on 12/14/2015 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Diplomacy".

  • Bring the Garden Here
    7.9/10 423 votes

    #1 - Bring the Garden Here

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-12-14

    Duchess Henriette becomes suddenly ill when she returns from a visit to her brother in England. They fear she might have been poisoned, so King Louis XIV shuts all access To Versailles.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Diplomacy
    7.8/10 392 votes

    #2 - Diplomacy

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-12-07

    With his lover in prison and his wife Henriette surviving a miscarriage Philippe is not a happy man but Louis, buoyant at overcoming his enemies, is keen for an alliance with England for an invasion of the Netherlands and sends Henriette to London to see her brother Charles II and negotiate terms. Cassel and others plot to kill her but the conspiracy is denounced to the king by Montcalm, anxious to be reinstated at court. Fabien survives an attempt to kill him whilst Louis has a job offer for Philippe.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Revelations
    7.7/10 396 votes

    #3 - Revelations

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-12-07

    Louis is struck down with fever and, whilst the official version is that he has had a hunting accident, the courtiers are suspicious and Philippe lets slip to Rohan that, if his brother dies, he will be regent. When the delirious Louis runs round the palace in his night shirt the facts become visible and the queen, Cassel and others meet secretly to plan ahead should he not survive but Louis recovers, thanks to Claudine Masson, daughter of the late court doctor whom Louis now appoints as his physician. Due to Fabien's spy network he also exposes the conspirators, in particular the CHevalier, and orders arrests to be made whilst finally releasing Mademoiselle de Clermont to become a nun on her request.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Etiquette
    7.7/10 389 votes

    #4 - Etiquette

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-12-14

    Louis believes to triumph diplomatically when his queen Henriette negotiates an alliance with England against the Dutch for cash and a guard for her brother, English king Charles II, but when William of Orange personally comes question the Stuart 'reunion', Charles offers him a princess's hand. Rohan continues to elude Marchal's efforts to dismantle the secret society in Orange's service, even arranges the escape of a traitor locked up for torture. Marchal, who is losing Louis' confidence, proves the Pau ladies frauds, discretely executes the mother, his 'lover' and the poison monger, and chases the daughter. Chevalier convinces Philippe not to resent Louis' demand to devise elaborate court etiquette but to enjoy becoming the aristocracy at court's puppeteers, while Louis proudly radiates as a heliocentric sun.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Of Blood and Stone
    7.7/10 303 votes

    #5 - Of Blood and Stone

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2017-04-24

    The affair of the poisons continues. Could it even reach deep into Louis's own court?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • I Am the State
    7.6/10 453 votes

    #6 - I Am the State

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-11-16

    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 wants to be on the field of the future battles.

    Director: Jalil Lespert

    Writer: N/A

  • Bow to Your King
    7.6/10 399 votes

    #7 - Bow to Your King

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-11-30

    Philippe returns to Versailles, a super-confident war hero, ready to challenge his brother as the peace treaty with Spain is signed. Louis plans a celebratory party but the attacks on the highway continue and Fabien believes there could be another attempt to kill Louis. Suspicious of Cassel, who refuses to attend the party,as being behind the attacks, the king sends glamorous mistress Athenais de Montespan, accompanied by naive young Sophie de Clermont, to tell Cassel that he must turn up or host it at his own expense. Dangling Sophie as bait Athenais succeeds in forcing Cassel's attendance and obeisance to the king. However the sound of fireworks has a traumatic effect on Philippe, recalling gunfire whilst Sophie shocks her ambitious mother with an unwise liaison and Cassel returns to what is left of his home to find the king has well and truly beaten him.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Smoke and Mirrors
    7.6/10 307 votes

    #8 - Smoke and Mirrors

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-04-23

    Louis welcomes Leopold, the Emperor vanquished of the Holy Empire, to Versailles. Philip, victorious in the war, was given the task of selecting prisoners to deport them to the colonies. But the presence of a mysterious prisoner with a masked face awakens his suspicions.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Invalides
    7.5/10 385 votes

    #9 - Invalides

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-11-30

    Ex-soldiers working on construction at the palace feel aggrieved at their treatment and down tools. On advice from gardener and confidant Jacques, who suggests a war hero act as intermediary, Louis is nonetheless jealously intransigent when Philippe offers his services. The king's bullying also extends to his refusal to allow ex-mistress Louise de la Valliere to leave for a convent whilst Athenais conducts her own agenda and Cassel, his home burned to the ground, is forced to move into the palace from where he continues to scheme. Louis is ultimately forced to bring Philippe in for a public relations exercise as he breaks the strike, after which Philippe makes his own plans to leave Versailles.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Still Small Voice
    7.5/10 287 votes

    #10 - A Still Small Voice

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-03-27

    The King's bed 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Who Will Guard the Guards Themselves?
    7.5/10 282 votes

    #11 - Who Will Guard the Guards Themselves?

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-04-03

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The New Regime
    7.5/10 262 votes

    #12 - The New Regime

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-04-17

    Louis ends his relationship with Madame De Montespan who full of humiliation turns to dark forces. Palatine is suffering of suspected poisoning and Cassel reveals Thomas' secret plans to the king.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Seven Shadows
    7.5/10 265 votes

    #13 - Seven Shadows

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-04-24

    Louis has Phillipe get close to the spy. This ignites the Chevalier's jealousy. Fabien learns what Father Etienne does with the children he rescues. Montespan is desperate to reclaim the king's love, but Louis falls for someone more pious.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Mirror for Princes
    7.4/10 415 votes

    #14 - Mirror for Princes

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2015-11-23

    Louis XIV wants the nobility to live at his side in Versailles. But noblemen and noblewomen have to prove their noble origin to obtain this privilege. Montcourt is one of them, but he can't prove his noble rank. Then, Montcourt meets a strange Duke called Cassel to help him. Besides, Louis XIV asks the Queen to welcome Annaba, an African prince.

    Director: Christoph Schrewe

    Writer: N/A

  • The Road
    7.4/10 400 votes

    #15 - The Road

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-11-23

    Cassel's brigands continue to slaughter visitors to Versailles including the king's god-daughter though Fabien has his suspicions as to their identity and arrests a likely suspect, aiming to trap the murderers. Philippe is declared a hero, following his actions at the siege of Cambrai and Louis sends his brother's lover the Chevalier to join him though not before Chevalier has played the king's mistresses against him as several ambitious women arrive at court. Louis visits his brother on the eve of a battle and is taught that, of the two of them, Philippe is clearly the better soldier.

    Director: Christoph Schrewe

    Writer: N/A

  • Miasma
    7.4/10 276 votes

    #16 - Miasma

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-04-03

    Madeleine de Foix is arrested as the poisoner after trying to kill Fabien. Montespans baby suffers an illness. Louis faces criticism from Bossuet and Pascal. Sophie endures a terrifying experience when married to Cassel.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Trust Issues
    7.4/10 272 votes

    #17 - Trust Issues

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-04-23

    Louis and Leopold compete for control of Spain, and Maria Theresa plays a dangerous game by supporting her lover rather than her husband. Philippe continues his investigation on the man with the iron mask. In the salon, the position of Maintenon, the king's pious favorite, is threatened. In Paris, the people refuse to pay taxes.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Afterlife
    7.4/10 246 votes

    #18 - The Afterlife

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-05-07

    Maintenon returns to the palace and encourages Louis to put his plans into action. Louis wants to discredit Leopold, and makes a secret pact with Barek, the Ottoman emissary. Philippe understands that the Church is at the origin of the conspiracy of the man in the iron mask, and suspects Louis to take part. Marie-Thérèse falls seriously ill.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Wheel of Fortune
    7.4/10 245 votes

    #19 - The Wheel of Fortune

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-05-07

    Louis changes tactics to counter Leopold, but he discovers a new opponent with Cardinal Leto, attending the funeral of the Queen. Meanwhile, Philippe discovers the unthinkable on the man with the iron mask.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Labyrinth
    7.3/10 326 votes

    #20 - The Labyrinth

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-03-27

    Though his palace continues to expand and receive admiration from around the world, Louis is still plagued by nightmares.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • War and Peace
    7.3/10 272 votes

    #21 - War and Peace

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-04-10

    King Louis XIV's continued insomnia makes him increasingly volatile, meaning Marchal's loyalty counts for nothing. Claudine continues to investigate the mystery toxin, while Sophie seeks a solution to her situation.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Sands of Time
    7.3/10 280 votes

    #22 - The Sands of Time

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-04-10

    A delegation arrives, but won't negotiate with the queen. Phillipe steps up to act as king while Louis is at battle. Fabien mourns Claudine and seeks to avenge her murder. The king's mistress takes her jealousy too far.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Night
    7.3/10 279 votes

    #23 - A Night

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-04-17

    Louis meets Guillaume d'Orange in a relentless combat and returns to Versailles full of new energy. The court is in shock of two new deaths and Montespan feels herself increasingly isolated.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Truth Will Burst
    7.3/10 251 votes

    #24 - The Truth Will Burst

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-04-30

    In Paris, Fabien finds it difficult to maintain order. At court, Louis rejects Maintenon when his troubled past is exposed to the light. Philippe is attacked after spotting the man with the iron mask. At the Vatican, Cardinal Leto wishes to hand over the King of France in his place.

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  • Of Gods and Men
    7.3/10 239 votes

    #25 - Of Gods and Men

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-05-14

    While Philippe wants to send the man with the iron mask to the colonies, Louis knows that it must be eliminated. Meanwhile, the revolt rages in the streets of Paris, and the loyalty of Fabien is put to the test in the face of the violence of the King. Leto takes advantage of Louis' weakness and the threat of excommunication.

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