Euro Truck Simulator 2: Vive la France! is a map DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2. It is the third of DLC involving map expansions, with the first two being Going East and Scandinavia respectively. It was released on December 5, 2016.

As its title suggests, Vive la France! (mainly) features France, which was only partially rendered in the original ETS 2 game map. This DLC is a map expansion for France with new 15 cities.

Release History[edit | edit source]

A teaser of Corsica in an SCS Forum from SCS Community Manager Carthoo.

The Vive la France! DLC at its original release.

SCS Software first hinted about the DLC in a blog post posted on 25 January 2016. After that, SCS released information about the DLC, at about one blog post per month:

  • 25 January 2016: A picture of "Renault T in southern France" is featured in a general blog post.[1]
  • 18 February 2016: First dedicated blog post about the DLC.[2]
  • 11 March 2016: Blog post about new gas stations.[3]
  • 17 April 2016: Blog post about new roundabouts. The name of the expansion was mentioned again, securing its place.[4]
  • 10 May 2016: Blog post about nuclear power stations.[5]
  • 13 June 2016: Second blog post about roundabouts.[6]
  • 8 July 2016: Screenshot of the in-game rendering of the windmill near Les Trois-Moutiers, presented alongside a picture taken during 2016 Tour de France.[7]
  • 28 July 2016: Blog post about La Rochelle, which is the first post entirely about a new settlement.[8]
  • 31 August 2016: Screenshots of French bridges in the newly-rendered areas.[9]
  • 7 October 2016: Blog post about rework of Paris, including a map screenshot.[10]
  • 10 November 2016: 1.26 Open Beta started (rework of core map France).[11]
  • 25 November 2016: A map of the new cities and roads has been published.[12]
  • 28 November 2016: Release date announced.[13]
  • 29 November 2016: 1.26 released (rework of core map France).[14]
  • 2 December 2016: First Vive la France! Community Videos.[15]
  • 5 December 2016: Vive la France! DLC is released.[16]
  • 5 March 2019: SCS Community Manager Carthoo posts a teaser image on the SCS forum, showing Corsica.[17]
  • 11 October 2019: Blog post about the island of Corsica, revealing that it will be added in the update 1.36 as a free addition of the DLC.[18]
  • 15 October 2019: Update 1.36 Open Beta started (include Corsica).[19]
  • 3 December 2019: Update 1.36 released (include Corsica).[20]

In October 17, 2016, the Steam Achievements list of ETS 2 is updated to include 5 new achievements related to the new DLC.

A trial version of the DLC was put up for demonstration in Poznań Game Arena 2016. In the associated blog post, SCS claimed that it would probably be "6 to 10 weeks" before the DLC would be ready for release, and anticipated the release at some time "ahead of" or "a couple of weeks (after)" Christmas 2016.[21]

Cities[edit | edit source]

The DLC includes 21 new cities (15 cities in original release and 6 cities in the update 1.36) and 5 towns in France, bringing the total to 26:

Name First Mentioned on
Ajaccio 11 October 2019[18]
Bastia 11 October 2019[18]
Bonifacio 11 October 2019[18]
Bordeaux 25 November 2016[12]
Bourges 31 August 2016[9]
Brest 31 August 2016[9]
Calvi 11 October 2019[18]
Civaux Release
Clermont-Ferrand 25 November 2016[12]
Golfech Release
La Rochelle 28 July 2016[8]
Le Havre 31 August 2016[9]
Le Mans 25 November 2016[12]
L'Île-Rousse 11 October 2019[18]
Limoges 25 November 2016[12]
Marseille 25 November 2016[12]
Montpellier 25 November 2016[12]
Nantes 10 November 2016
Nice 25 November 2016[12]
Paluel Release
Porto-Vecchio 11 October 2019[18]
Rennes 13 June 2016[6]
Roscoff 25 November 2016[12]
Saint-Alban-du-Rhône Release
Saint-Laurent Release
Toulouse 25 November 2016[12]

In the DLC, there are a lot of small villages on the minor roads. See the complete list here.

In addition, SCS re-worked the parts of France already present in the ETS 2 base game, including a "total overhaul of (the) Paris region"[2][10]. SCS had suggested that changes to the existing areas would be entirely visible to truckers not having the DLC loaded[2].

Industries[edit | edit source]

The DLC also features a total of 20 new industries. The following companies are directly mentioned or have their brand icons shown in materials released by SCS:

Name Type Logo First Mentioned on/in
Bâtisse Company Batissie Logo.png 7 October 2016[10]
BHB La Raffinerie Chemical Company BHB Raffinerie Logo.png Beta of ETS2 v1.26
Boisserie Jean-Pierre Company Boisserie J-P Logo.png Beta of ETS2 v1.26
Chimi Company Chimi Logo.png Beta of ETS2 v1.26
Dans le Jardin Agricultural Company Dans le Jardin Logo.png 26 November 2016
Éco Gas station Eco logo.png 11 March 2016[3]
FLE Company FLE Logo.png 7 October 2016[10]
Gallia Ferries Ferries Gallia Ferries Logo.png Beta of ETS2 v1.26
Globeur Company Globeur Logo.png 7 October 2016[10]
Gomme du Monde Company Gomme du Monde Logo.png 26 November 2016
Huilant Company Huilant Logo.png 26 November 2016
Lisette Logistics Company Lisette Logistics Logo.png 10 November 2016
Marina Boat Company Marina France Logo.png 28 July 2016[8]
MVM Carrière Company MVM Carrière Logo.png Beta of ETS2 v1.26
Nos Pâturages Farming Company Nos Pâturages Logo.png 26 November 2016
Nucléon Nuclear power station Nucléon Logo.png 10 May 2016[5]
Port de Conteneur Port Port de Conteneur Logo.png Beta of ETS2 v1.26
Subse Company Subse Logo.png Beta of ETS2 v1.26
Voitureux Company Voitureux Logo.png 26 November 2016
Wilnet Transport Company Wilnet Transport Logo.png 7 October 2016[10]

The existing industry types from the base game and Scandinavia are featured in the newly rendered areas as well. For example, it has been hinted that a Marina is present in La Rochelle[8], while an IKA Bohag depot would be introduced in the re-rendered Paris[10]. There are also depots of the companies BHV, Kaarfor and Tradeaux. More companies such as Eolo Lines, GNT and Renar Logistik were added in the update 1.36 through Corsica island.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Main article: Euro Truck Simulator 2 Achievements

5 new Steam achievements for Vive la France! DLC have been added on October 17, 2016 and one more new achievement has been added on October 17, 2019.

Icon Name Description
ETS2 Achievement Bon Voyage.jpg Bon Voyage! Discover all French cities
ETS2 Achievement Landmark Tour.jpg Landmark Tour Discover following landmarks of France: Carcassonne, Brotonne bridge, Tiger tank, Peyrat-le-Château, Château de Ventadour, Château d'Ussé
ETS2 Achievement Go Nuclear.jpg Go Nuclear! Deliver cargo to five nuclear plants in France
ETS2 Achievement Checkin Checkout.jpg Check-in, Check-out Deliver cargo to all cargo airport terminals in France
ETS2 Achievement Gas must flow.jpg Gas must flow! Deliver diesel, LPG or petrol to all truck stops in France
All Around the Isle of Beauty.jpg All Around the Isle of Beauty Discover all Corsican cities

Paint Jobs[edit | edit source]

The Paint Job Dancing in Paris is given to the player once they purchase the Vive la France! DLC.

Front
Back
Dancing In Paris Front.png
Dancing In Paris Back.png

Others[edit | edit source]

New connections were added to Torino, Italy and Plymouth, United Kingdom to enhance accessibility to the newly featured French cities. Details are given in the two cities pages.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

SCS Blog[edit | edit source]

Screenshots of the new areas of the Vive la France! DLC[edit | edit source]

Screenshots of the rework of the core map[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. SCS Software, Truck Licensing Situation Update, 2016-01-25 (accessed 2016-10-21)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 SCS Software, Vive la France!, 2016-02-18 (accessed 2016-10-21)
  3. 3.0 3.1 SCS Software, France Sneak Peek, 2016-03-11 (accessed 2016-10-21)
  4. SCS Software, Expanding Road Infrastructure, 2016-04-17 (accessed 2016-10-21)
  5. 5.0 5.1 SCS Software, New types of industries in France, 2016-05-10 (accessed 2016-10-21)
  6. 6.0 6.1 SCS Software, Cool roundabouts in France, 2016-06-13 (accessed 2016-10-21)
  7. SCS Software, Vive la (Tour de) France, 2016-07-08 (accessed 2016-10-21)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 SCS Software, Images from La Rochelle, 2016-07-28 (accessed 2016-10-21)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 SCS Software, French bridges, 2016-08-31 (accessed 2016-10-21)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 SCS Software, The lights of Paris are on the horizon, 2016-10-07 (accessed 2016-10-21)
  11. SCS Software, Open Beta for ETS 2 Update 1.26, 2016-11-10 (accessed 2018-10-14)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9 SCS Software, The Roads of Vive La France !, 2016-11-25 (accessed 2016-11-25)
  13. SCS Software, Vive La France ! Map Expansion Next Week, 2016-11-28 (accessed 2018-10-14)
  14. SCS Software, ETS2 Update 1.26 Is Now Live!, 2016-11-29 (accessed 2018-10-14)
  15. SCS Software, First Vive la France ! Community Videos, 2016-12-02 (accessed 2018-10-14)
  16. SCS Software, "Vive la France !" Available Now!, 2016-12-05 (accessed 2018-10-14)
  17. https://forum.scssoft.com/viewtopic.php?p=1104579#p1104579
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 SCS Software, Corsica, 2019-10-11 (accessed 2019-10-11)
  19. SCS Software, Euro Truck Simulator 2 Update 1.36 Open Beta, 2019-10-15 (accessed 2019-10-15)
  20. SCS Software, Euro Truck Simulator 2 Update 1.36, 2019-12-03 (accessed 2019-12-03)
  21. SCS Software, SCS on the Road: PGA 2016, 2016-10-27 (accessed 2016-10-27)

See also[edit | edit source]

DLCs for Euro Truck Simulator 2
Map Expansions Going East! - Scandinavia - Vive la France! - Italia - Beyond the Baltic Sea - Road to the Black Sea - Iberia (upcoming)
Trailer / Cargo Packs High Power Cargo Pack - Schwarzmüller Trailer Pack - Heavy Cargo Pack - Special Transport DLC - Krone Trailer Pack
Tuning Packs Cabin Accessories - Wheel Tuning Pack - Mighty Griffin Tuning Pack - National Window Flags - Dragon Truck Design Pack - Michelin Fan Pack - Raven Truck Design Pack - XF Tuning Pack - Goodyear Tyres Pack - Actros Tuning Pack - HS-Schoch Tuning Pack - FH Tuning Pack
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