- Main article: Leaders (Civ2)
The default male leader of the French is Louis XIV (1638–1715), Bourbon king of France from his infancy until his seventies. During his reign, he curtailed lingering aristocratic and Protestant power in France. He placed his grandson Philip on the Spanish throne, but at the cost of some colonies and Philip's ability to inherit France as well.
The default female leader is Joan of Arc (c. 1412–1431), a French peasant girl who—inspired by religious visions—is usually credited with having saved France from English and Burgundian domination during the Hundred Years' War.
French leaders use the default titles except under fundamentalism and democracy. A French high priest or priestess, like a German or Spanish one, is called an "archbishop". A French president is called a "premier".
- Main article: City (Civ2)
- Paris (default capital)
- Le Mans
- St. Nazaire
- La Rochelle
- St. Etienne
- Le Havre
When this list is completed, the game continues with the names in the extra cities list. When that list is completed, the game cycles back to the top of this list with "Paris" again.
- Main article: Scenario (Civ2)
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