The Rise and Fall of Versailles

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  • 2008
  • 1 Season

Symbol of France's glory, Versailles is probably the most splendid royal palace in Europe. From 1643 to 1792 it was the stage on which the most glorious period of the French Monarchy played out, until the darkest days, at the fall of the Bourbon dynasty. This collection offers a sensitive and endearing portrait of the monarchs and recreates their life, loves and political willpower.

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Louis XVI, Countdown to Revolution
3. Louis XVI, Countdown to Revolution
January 1, 2008
French people are starving, but the aristocracy is too busy partying inside the palace of Versailles to take notice. Louis tries to make a difference, but every attempt at reform is blocked by his greedy relatives. As he drifts into depression and madness, Louis and his Queen attempt to stave off a revolution, pleading with the nobility to accept reform. But it is too late.
Louis XVI, Countdown to Revolution
3. Louis XVI, Countdown to Revolution
January 1, 2008
French people are starving, but the aristocracy is too busy partying inside the palace of Versailles to take notice. Louis tries to make a difference, but every attempt at reform is blocked by his greedy relatives. As he drifts into depression and madness, Louis and his Queen attempt to stave off a revolution, pleading with the nobility to accept reform. But it is too late.
Louis XVI, Countdown to Revolution
3. Louis XVI, Countdown to Revolution
January 1, 2008
French people are starving, but the aristocracy is too busy partying inside the palace of Versailles to take notice. Louis tries to make a difference, but every attempt at reform is blocked by his greedy relatives. As he drifts into depression and madness, Louis and his Queen attempt to stave off a revolution, pleading with the nobility to accept reform. But it is too late.
Louis XVI, Countdown to Revolution
3. Louis XVI, Countdown to Revolution
January 1, 2008
French people are starving, but the aristocracy is too busy partying inside the palace of Versailles to take notice. Louis tries to make a difference, but every attempt at reform is blocked by his greedy relatives. As he drifts into depression and madness, Louis and his Queen attempt to stave off a revolution, pleading with the nobility to accept reform. But it is too late.
Louis XV, The Palace of Pleasure
2. Louis XV, The Palace of Pleasure
January 1, 2008
As a military leader, Louis XV, was popular and successful, but he led France into the disastrous Seven Year War with Britain. As his Empire dwindled, Louis amused himself with scandalous love affairs, his own private brothel and bedded five sisters from the same aristocratic family. This is a florid and hugely enjoyable saga of sex, war, torture, gluttony, and some truly astonishing wigs.
Louis XV, The Palace of Pleasure
2. Louis XV, The Palace of Pleasure
January 1, 2008
As a military leader, Louis XV, was popular and successful, but he led France into the disastrous Seven Year War with Britain. As his Empire dwindled, Louis amused himself with scandalous love affairs, his own private brothel and bedded five sisters from the same aristocratic family. This is a florid and hugely enjoyable saga of sex, war, torture, gluttony, and some truly astonishing wigs.
Louis XV, The Palace of Pleasure
2. Louis XV, The Palace of Pleasure
January 1, 2008
As a military leader, Louis XV, was popular and successful, but he led France into the disastrous Seven Year War with Britain. As his Empire dwindled, Louis amused himself with scandalous love affairs, his own private brothel and bedded five sisters from the same aristocratic family. This is a florid and hugely enjoyable saga of sex, war, torture, gluttony, and some truly astonishing wigs.
Louis XV, The Palace of Pleasure
2. Louis XV, The Palace of Pleasure
January 1, 2008
As a military leader, Louis XV, was popular and successful, but he led France into the disastrous Seven Year War with Britain. As his Empire dwindled, Louis amused himself with scandalous love affairs, his own private brothel and bedded five sisters from the same aristocratic family. This is a florid and hugely enjoyable saga of sex, war, torture, gluttony, and some truly astonishing wigs.
Louis XIV, The Dream of a King
1. Louis XIV, The Dream of a King
January 1, 2008
The life and loves of France's most famous king, Louis XIV. Dubbed the Sun King by his admiring court, Louis conquered half of Europe, conducted dozens of love affairs and dazzled his contemporaries with his lavish entertainments. But perhaps his greatest achievement - and certainly his longest lasting love - was the incredible palace he built at Versailles, one of the wonders of the world.
Louis XIV, The Dream of a King
1. Louis XIV, The Dream of a King
January 1, 2008
The life and loves of France's most famous king, Louis XIV. Dubbed the Sun King by his admiring court, Louis conquered half of Europe, conducted dozens of love affairs and dazzled his contemporaries with his lavish entertainments. But perhaps his greatest achievement - and certainly his longest lasting love - was the incredible palace he built at Versailles, one of the wonders of the world.
Louis XIV, The Dream of a King
1. Louis XIV, The Dream of a King
January 1, 2008
The life and loves of France's most famous king, Louis XIV. Dubbed the Sun King by his admiring court, Louis conquered half of Europe, conducted dozens of love affairs and dazzled his contemporaries with his lavish entertainments. But perhaps his greatest achievement - and certainly his longest lasting love - was the incredible palace he built at Versailles, one of the wonders of the world.
Louis XIV, The Dream of a King
1. Louis XIV, The Dream of a King
January 1, 2008
The life and loves of France's most famous king, Louis XIV. Dubbed the Sun King by his admiring court, Louis conquered half of Europe, conducted dozens of love affairs and dazzled his contemporaries with his lavish entertainments. But perhaps his greatest achievement - and certainly his longest lasting love - was the incredible palace he built at Versailles, one of the wonders of the world.
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Symbol of France's glory, Versailles is probably the most splendid royal palace in Europe. From 1643 to 1792 it was the stage on which the most glorious period of the French Monarchy played out, until the darkest days, at the fall of the Bourbon dynasty. This collection offers a sensitive and endearing portrait of the monarchs and recreates their life, loves and political willpower.

The Rise and Fall of Versailles is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 2008.

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  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 2008