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Flag of France.svg
Name Tricolour
Use National flag
Proportion 2:3
Adopted June 1976 (Dark version first adopted on 15 February 1794)
Design A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red
Designed by Lafayette, Jacques-Louis David
Flag of France (1794–1815, 1830–1958).svg
Variant flag of France
Use National flag
Proportion 2:3
Adopted 5 March 1848
(First time adopted 15 February 1794)
Design As above, but with the dark shades
Civil and Naval Ensign of France.svg
Variant flag of France
Use National ensign
Proportion 2:3
Adopted 17 May 1853 (Previously the same as the national flag)
Used in the darker shade
Design As 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. Valéry Giscard d'Estaing chose the current colors.


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