Civilization Wiki

BackArrowGreen.png Back to the list of tile improvements

Wikipedia has a page called:

The Château is a unique tile improvement of the French civilization in Civilization VI. It must be built adjacent to a Bonus or a Luxury Resource.


The Château has improved greatly since the April 2021 Update but still manages to be somewhat underwhelming as a unique improvement. It now functions similarly to the Sphinx: both provide Culture Culture, Tourism Tourism, and Appeal bonuses, can be built on most terrain (including Floodplains), can't be built adjacent to an identical improvement, and get bonuses from adjacent wonders. The Château, however, is unlocked later than the Sphinx, provides 1 less Appeal in Gathering Storm, provides Gold Gold rather than Faith Faith, and has resource-adjacency restriction, but has multiple wonder-adjacency bonus like a Theater Square and provides more Culture Culture and Tourism Tourism, which works better towards a Cultural Victory. It is worth building on any tile with both a resource and either a wonder or river, but it is certainly not strong enough to win a game on its own - you will need to focus on France's other bonuses for that.

Civilopedia entry[]

If one must ask, one cannot afford it. A château is a manor house or country home of landed gentry, usually without fortifications. In the Middle Ages, a château was largely self-sufficient, being supported by the lord's demesne (hereditary lands). In the 1600s, the wealthy and aristocratic French lords dotted the countryside with elegant, luxuriant, architecturally refined mansions such as the Château de Maisons. But many of these stately homes were burned during peasant revolts and populist revolutions. But a few remain as tourist attractions. Today, the term château is loosely used; for instance, it is common for any winery or inn, no matter how humble, to prefix its name with "Château."


Related achievements[]

Loire Valley
Loire Valley
Create 5 Châteaux in one city with the Wine resource.
The Loire Valley in France is famous for its Châteaux and its vineyards.
Civilization VI Improvements [edit]
Standard AirstripCampFarmFishing BoatsFortGeothermal Plant GS-Only.pngLumber MillMineMissile SiloMountain Tunnel GS-Only.pngNational ParkOffshore Oil RigOffshore Wind Farm GS-Only.pngOil WellPasturePlantationQuarryRailroad GS-Only.pngSeaside ResortSeastead GS-Only.pngSki Resort GS-Only.pngSolar Farm GS-Only.pngWind Farm GS-Only.png
Unique ChâteauChemamull R&F-Only.pngFeitoria1Golf Course R&F-Only.pngGreat WallHacienda1Ice Hockey Rink GS-Only.pngKampung1KurganMekewap R&F-Only.pngMissionNubian Pyramid1Open-Air Museum GS-Only.pngOutback Station1 GS-Only.pngPairidaeza1Polder R&F-Only.pngQhapaq Ñan GS-Only.pngRock-Hewn Church1Roman FortSphinxStepwellTerrace Farm GS-Only.pngZiggurat
City-state Alcázar1Batey1Cahokia Mounds GS-Only.pngColossal HeadsMahavihara1Moai GS-Only.pngMonastery1Nazca Line GS-Only.pngTrading Dome1
Governor R&F-Only.png City Park R&F-Only.pngFishery R&F-Only.png
Modes only Barricade4Corporation3Industry3Modernized Trap4Reinforced Barricade4Trap4Vampire Castle2
1 Requires a DLC2 Secret Societies mode only • 3 Monopolies and Corporations mode only • 4 Zombie Defense mode only

R&F-Only.png Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.