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List of French flags

This is a list of flags that have either been in use, or are used by, France and related territories.

National flags

Flag Date Use Description
15 February 1794-1815 and 1830-present National flag A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 3:2).
17 May 1853 Civil flag and Naval flag A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red, but with bars in proportion 30:33:37

Standards

Flag Date Use Description
1880-Present Presidential and Prime Minister standard A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1).
1880-Present Presidential standard (variant) A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 3:2).
Flag of the Minister of Overseas France A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) on a blue ensign.
1880-Present Flag of the Governor Colony A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red on swallow tail blue ensign. (proportions 1:2).

Military flags

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Minister of Defence A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with a golden emblem.
Pennant
Flag of the Chief of the Defence Staff
Flag of the Chief of the Defence Staff
Flag of the Admiral of the French Navy
Flag of the Vice-Admiral D'escadre of the French Navy
Flag of the Vice-Admiral of the French Navy
Flag of the Contre-Admiral of the French Navy
Flag of the Capitaine de Vaisseau of the French Navy (Division)
Flag of the Capitaine de Vaisseau of the French Navy (Unit)
Flag of the Harbour Commanding Officer
Flag of the Senior Merchant Navy Officer

Regional and territorial flags

Historical flags

National flags and ensigns

Flag Date Use Description
12th century-13th century Flag of the Kingdom of France
14th century-16th century Flag of the Kingdom of France
1124-1356 Oriflamme
1124-1356 Oriflamme (variant)
1365-1794 Flag of the Kingdom of France
1365-1792,
1815-1830
Flag of the Kingdom of France & the Bourbon Restoration
1365-1792 Merchant flag
1789-1799 Flag of royalists during the revolution
July 14, 1790-1990s Merchant flag
January 21, 1793-1990s Merchant flag
May 7, 1794-1990s Merchant flag

Standards

Flag Date Use Description
1365-1792 Royal standard
1804-1815 Imperial standard
1870-1873 Imperial standard
1873-1879 Imperial standard
1888-1894 Presidential standard A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "C".
1899-1906 Presidential standard A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "EL".
1906-1913 Presidential standard A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "AF".
1913-1920 Presidential standard A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "RP".
1920 Presidential standard A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "PD".
1924-1931 Presidential standard A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "GD".
1931-1932 Presidential standard A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "PD".
1932-1940 Presidential standard A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "AL".
1932-1940 Presidential standard A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the axe and 7 golden stars.
1932-1940 Presidential standard (variant) A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 3:2) with the axe and 7 golden stars.
1947-1954 Presidential standard A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "VA".
1954-1959 Presidential standard A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "PC".
1959-1969 Presidential standard A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "CG" and the red Cross of Lorraine.
1959-1969 Presidential standard (variant) A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 3:2) with the red Cross of Lorraine.
1969-1974 Presidential standard A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "GP".
1969-1974 Presidential standard (variant) A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 3:2) with the golden "GP".
1974 Presidential standard A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "AP".
1974 Presidential standard (variant) A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 3:2) with the golden "AP".
1981 Presidential standard A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "FM".
1981 Presidential standard (variant) A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 3:2) with the golden "FM".
1982-1995 Presidential standard A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden oak tree.
1982-1995 Presidential standard (variant) A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden oak tree.

French colonial empire and overseas territories

Flag Date Use Description
1920-1924 Flag of Aleppo
1920-1938 Flag of the Alawite State
1874-1949 Flag of Annam
1867-1941,
1945-1953
Flag of Cambodia
1663-1763 Flag of Canada
1862-1949 Flag of Cochinchina
1830-1962 Flag of French Algeria
1918–1960 Flag of French Cameroons
1882-1910 Flag of French Congo
1910-1958 Flag of French Equatorial Africa
1898-1946 Flag of Guangzhouwan
1663-1763 Flag of New France
1625-1794 Flag of Saint-Domingue
1794-1803 Flag of Saint-Domingue
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