While The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills romp around France, a little bit of France is coming back to The States: the 2012 Sundance sensation The Queen of Versailles will make its television premiere Monday, April 29th at 9 EST/PST on Bravo.
For those not familiar with the film, The Queen of Versailles traces the lives of billionaires Jackie and David Siegel who have made their fortune from their Westgate Resorts time-share business in Florida. The film begins as they embark on the construction of what was to be the largest home in America -- a 90,000 square foot dream home complete with 10 kitchens, a bowling alley, a 6,000-square-foot master suite, two tennis courts, a roller rink and more — modeled after France’s palace of Versailles as the ultimate dream home for former model Jackie, her husband and their eight children. But the one thing that their blue prints did not plan for was the devastating financial crisis as their extravagant plans are put on hold as a result of the economic collapse. The film captures the strain on the Siegel’s lifestyle, family life and marriage as Jackie tries to hold fast to their dreams while David's time-share empire confronts a massive credit crunch.