|Leader||Catherine de' Medici|
|Civ First Look|
In Civilization VI, each Civilization has two abilities. One is based on what the nation has done throughout history and the other is tailored to what happened during the ruler's reign. Catherine de Medici leads the French civilization. She was the most powerful European queen of the 16th century. She was skilled in statecraft, diplomacy and especially espionage. Her efforts to secure the crown for her family laid the groundwork for a central French state.
France's special ability Grand Tour gives them a bonus when constructing mid-game Wonders and extra Tourism from all the wonders they construct. The Garde Impériale are the French unique unit. They get a bonus for fighting on the starting capital's home continent and Great General Points from kills.
What Catherine specializes in is Espionage. By using her network of Ladies-In-Waiting (Catherine's flying squadron) she gets extra diplomatic information from every Civ she meets. Once you Research Castles she'll receive an extra spy.
France is a good choice for the Culture focused player. Egypt and China might focus on building early game Wonders but in mid-game France can easily catch up in the Wonder race. Once their unique abilities and improvements are in play, they can quickly race up the Civic tree and establish a strong Industrial Era army or go for a Cultural Victory. Regardless of whether you go for war or peace France will stay well informed about what's going on in the world thanks to their excellent Espionage.
- Grand Tour - Gives a bonus +20% Production toward Medieval, Renaissance and Industrial era Wonders. Tourism from wonders of any Era is doubled.
- Garde Impériale - They get a bonus for fighting on the starting capital's home continent and Great General points from kills.
Unique tile improvement
|Loire Valley||Create 5 Châteaux in one city with the Wine resource.|
|Valois Dynasty||Win a regular game as Catherine De Medici|
|Blacklist Queen||As France, build an inteligence Agency|