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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.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Château is a weak and underwhelming tile improvement, for a multitude of reasons. First, it is one of the last unique improvements to be unlocked in the game, yet its yields and effects do not reflect that. Second, it cannot be adjacent to another Château. This restriction also means that the dream of surrounding a wonder completely with 6 Châteaux can never be achieved. Just compare it to the Persian Pairidaeza, another Culture Culture-generating improvement that can be unlocked three eras earlier, and you can really see how weak the Château is. In terms of usage, you should only build this next to a wonder, since only the wonder adjacency aspect of the Château scales into the late game. A bare minimum Château built without a wonder nearby is a waste of real estate and a Build charges (Civ6).png Builder Charge. Only 1 extra Gold Gold from every adjacent Luxury Resource and 2 if adjacent to a river, at this point, is also too minor to be prioritized.

Civilopedia entry[edit | edit source]

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."

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Related achievements[edit | edit source]

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.

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