Flag of France

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France
Flag of France.svg
NameTricolour
UseNational flag
Proportion2:3
AdoptedJune 1976[1] (Dark version first adopted on 15 February 1794)
DesignA vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red
Designed byLafayette, Jacques-Louis David
Flag of France (1794–1815, 1830–1958).svg
Variant flag of France
UseNational flag
Proportion2:3
Adopted5 March 1848
(First time adopted 15 February 1794)
DesignAs above, but with the dark shades
Civil and Naval Ensign of France.svg
Variant flag of France
UseNational ensign
Proportion2:3
Adopted17 May 1853 (Previously the same as the national flag)
Used in the darker shade[1]
DesignAs above, but with bars in proportion 30:33:37. (See French ensigns.)

The Flag of France is called the "Tricolour" (French: le drapeau tricolore). It was adopted 15 February 1794. It is blue, white and red. The current colors are the ones that Valéry Giscard d'Estaing chose.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Drapeau Français". promo-drapeaux.fr. Retrieved 31 January 2019.