Flag of France

national flag of France

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

Flag of France.svg
UseNational flag
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
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
Adopted17 May 1853 (Previously the same as the national flag)
Used in the darker shade[2]
DesignAs above, but with bars in proportion 30:33:37. (See French ensigns.)


  1. "Drapeau Français". promo-drapeaux.fr. Archived from the original on 1 February 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  2. "Drapeau Français". promo-drapeaux.fr. Retrieved 31 January 2019.