Palace Intrigue Awaits in Versailles

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You might call the palace at Versailles history’s ultimate splurge, and on October 1 an epic costume drama about its origins makes its U.S. premiere on the Ovation network (after becoming a hit in France, Canada and Britain).

Image Courtesy Ovation TV

Image Courtesy Ovation TV

The year is 1667 and the King Louis XIV has commissioned the building of the most beautiful palace in all of Europe — in a Machiavellian political move that will allow him to keep his friends close and his enemies closer. As members of the French nobility begin to see Versailles as a sort of well-appointed prison, the royal court becomes a seething mass of secrets, lies and political maneuvering.

Last modified: July 28, 2017