Introduced in C4w
Unique Building for French Empire (Replaces Observatory)
Cost[1]150 Hammer
Special Abilities



"In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the French nobility used to gather the local "intelligentsia" to discuss the literary or artistic works of the day. The word "salon" refers to the reception room where these parties were held. The salons were almost always organized by the most beautiful, intelligent and rich women in the French nobility. During the seventeenth centuries the two most important literary salons were run by Madame de Rambouillet and her rival, Madeleine de Scudery. Virtually every important French author, poet, artist and scientist attended one or the other of these gatherings, making them the very centers of French intellectual thought."


"The Salon, the French replacement for the Observatory, increases a city's scientific research and increases the city's chances of generating a Great Artist."

Difference from Observatory

It gives 1 free Artist to its city.


In the city screen press the following icon to start Salon construction:

Game versionButton
C4w and C4btsIcoSalon

See also


  1. Cost depends on Game Speed. Quick: 100 Hammer, Epic: 225 Hammer, Marathon: 450 Hammer.