The French are a nation in both version of Pirates!. They do not have any ships used exclusively by them. They are many times at war with Spain and sometimes with England, as well as the Dutch. Some of their cities include Florida Keys, Tortuga, Port-du-Paix, Petit-Goave, Martinique, and Guadalupe. They are regarded as the second easiest nation in the game, after England. They will use many barques, as well as some merchantmen and many sloops, brigs, and a few frigates in later eras. Their primary colour is blue, as is indicated on the map.