Armorial of France

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This gallery of French coats of arms shows the coats of arms of the Provinces, Regions, and Departments of France, and of certain French cities. They are used to visually identify historical and present-day regions, as well as cities, within France.


The coat of arms of the French Republic is not the subject of any law. Article 2 of the Constitution of France states that the only official emblem of the country is the tricolor flag. However, diplomatic emblems are used. A first version was created in 1905 and later used to represent France at the United Nations, but it is now outdated. A second version, featuring an uncommon pelta shield and oak leaves, is today widely used by the Presidency of the Republic and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[1][2] This version appears on the cover of French passports.


Former regions[edit]



Uninhabited territories[edit]

Large cities[edit]

Historical regions[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ AGENCE NATIONALE DES TITRES SÉCURISÉS. "Passeports". (in French). Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  2. ^ Presidency of the French Republic. "Le faisceau de licteur". (in French). Retrieved 14 January 2020.
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  4. ^ Region of Auvergnes-Rhône-Alpes (9 February 2018). "Un blason qui fait sens pour Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes". (in French). Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  5. ^ Region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (12 July 2017). "Armoiries de la Bourgogne-Franche-Comté". (in French). Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  6. ^ Region of Normandy. "Logo et charte". (in French). Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  7. ^ Region of Occitanie. "Utilisation du logo et du blason de la Région Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée". (in French). Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  8. ^ Region of South-Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. "Le logo de la Région Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur". (in French). Retrieved 14 January 2020.