Bleu de France (colour)

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Bleu de FranceHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Colour coordinates
Hex triplet #318CE7
sRGBB  (rgb) (49, 140, 231)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (79, 39, 0, 9)
HSV       (h, s, v) (210°, 79%, 91[1]%)
Source Pourpre.com
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Bleu de France (Blue of France) is a colour traditionally used to represent France. Blue has been used in the heraldry of the French monarchy since at least the 12th century, with the golden fleurs-de-lis of the kings always set on a blue (heraldic "azure") background. A brighter version, based on the blue of the French Tricolour, is used in modern times, particularly in a sporting context. French national teams in all sports will normally use blue as their main colour.

Blue is France's national racing colour, therefore several French motorsport teams have used it, including Alpine, Amilcar, Ballot, Bugatti, Delage, Delahaye, Gordini, Ligier, Mathis, Matra, Panhard, Pescarolo Sport, Prost Grand Prix, Rondeau, Salmson, Talbot-Lago, Voisin. The two notable exceptions are Citroën and Renault: the former has used red and white, whereas the latter has used yellow and black.

Bleu de France as a commercial name[edit]

The colour Bleu de France has a cruise ship named after it, the MS Bleu de France.

Race cars in Bleu de France[edit]

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