List of French flags

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This list includes flags that either have been in use or are currently used by France, French Overseas Collectivites, the Sui Generis Collectivity and the French Overseas Territory.

The French Society of Vexillology is the authority on the flying of flags in France and maintains the only official register of flags for the country.[1] It was established in 1985 and as part of the Comité des travaux historiques et scientifiques operates under the authority of the Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. The Breton Vexillology Society holds a similar role within Brittany.

National flags[edit]

Flag Date Party Description
Flag of France (1794–1815, 1830–1974, 2020–present).svg 1848–Present;
originally adopted in 1794
National flag of the French Second Republic, Second French Empire, French Third Republic, French State, Provisional Government of the French Republic, French Fourth Republic, and the French Fifth Republic. Originally adopted on 15 February 1794 and interchangeable with the lighter version introduced in 1974. A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 3:2).
Flag of France (lighter variant).svg 1974–2020 An interchangeable lighter version of the national flag of the French Fifth Republic from 1974.[2] This version was abandoned by President Emmanuel Macron in July 2020.[3][4] A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 3:2).
Flag of France (vertical).svg 1974–2020 Flag of France (vertical)
Flag of France (1794–1815, 1830–1958; vertical).svg 2020–Present;
originally adopted in 1794
Flag of France (vertical)

Standards[edit]

Presidential Standards[edit]

Flag Date Party Description
MarquePresident.svg 1880–Present The Presidential and Prime Minister Standard of France A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1).
FanionPresident.svg 1880–Present The Presidential and Prime Minister Standard of France (variant) A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 3:2).
MarqueCarnot.svg 1887–1894 Presidential standard of Sadi Carnot A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "C".
MarqueCasimir.svg 1894–1895 Presidential standard of Jean Casimir-Perier A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "CP".
MarqueFaure.svg 1895–1899 Presidential standard of Félix Faure A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "FF".
MarqueLoubet.svg 1899–1906 Presidential standard of Émile Loubet A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "EL".
MarqueFallières.svg 1906–1913 Presidential standard of Armand Fallières A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "AF".
MarquePoincaré.svg 1913–1920 Presidential standard of Raymond Poincaré A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "RP".
MarqueDeschanel.svg 1920 Presidential standard of Paul Deschanel A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden"PD".
MarqueMillerand.svg 1920–1924 Presidential standard of Alexandre Millerand A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "AM".
MarqueDoumergue.svg 1924–1931 Presidential standard of Gaston Doumergue A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "GD".
MarqueDoumer.svg 1931–1932 Presidential standard of Paul Doumer A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "PD".
MarqueLebrun.svg 1932–1940 Presidential standard of Albert Lebrun A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "AL".
Flag of Philippe Pétain, Chief of State of Vichy France.svg
MarquePétain.svg
1940–1944 Presidential standards of Philippe Pétain A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red with the axe and 7 golden stars.
MarqueAuriol.svg 1947–1954 Presidential standard of Vincent Auriol A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "VA".
MarqueCoty1958.svg 1958-1959 Presidential standard of René Coty A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "RC".
FanionDegaulle1959.svg
MarqueDeGaulle1959.svg
1959–1969 Presidential standards of Charles de Gaulle A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 3:2) with the red Cross of Lorraine.
A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with the golden "CG" and the red Cross of Lorraine.
FanionPompidou.svg
MarquePompidou.svg
1969–1974 Presidential standards of Georges Pompidou A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red with the golden "GP".
FanionPoher.svg
MarquePoher.svg
1974 Presidential standards of Alain Poher A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red with the golden "AP".
FanionGiscard.png
MarqueGiscard.png
1975–1981 Presidential standards of Valéry Giscard d'Estaing A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red with the golden fasces.
FanionMitterrand1982.svg
MarqueMitterrand1982.svg
1982–1995 Presidential standards of François Mitterrand A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red with the golden oak tree.
FanionMitterrand1981.svg
MarqueMitterrand1981.svg
1982–1995 Presidential standards of François Mitterrand A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red with the golden "FM".

Ministers Standards[edit]

Flag Date Party Description
Flag of French Governor in French Colony.svg 1880–1958 Flag of the Governor Colony A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red on swallow tail blue ensign. (proportions 1:2).
Ministre-DOMTOM.svg 1976–Present Flag of the Minister of Overseas A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) on a blue ensign.

Royal Standards[edit]

Flag Date Party Description
Royal Standard of France (early 17th-century–1789, 1814–1830).svg early 17th-century–1789 and 1814–1830 Universal standard of the kings of France from the House of Bourbon
Royal Standard of King Louis XIV.svg 1643-1715 Royal standard of Louis XIV
Royal Standard of the King of France.svg 1715-1789 Royal standard of Louis XV and Louis XVI
Imperial Standard of Napoléon I.svg 1804–1815 Imperial standard of Napoléon I
Royal flag of France during the Bourbon Restoration.svg 1815–1830 Royal Standard of Louis XVIII and Charles X.
Royal Standard of Louis-Philippe I of France (1830–1848).svg 1830–1848 Royal Standard of Louis-Philippe I
Imperial Standard of Napoléon III.svg 1870–1873 Imperial standard of Napoléon III
Imperial Standard of Napoléon Eugène Bonaparte.svg 1873–1879 Imperial standard of Napoléon III
Personal Standard of Pomare IV.svg 1827–1877 Personal Standard of Pomare IV

Military[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Marque mindef.svg Flag of the Minister of the Armed Forces A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red (proportions 1:1) with a golden emblem.
Marque CEMA.svg 10 August 1939–present Flag of the Chief of the Defence Staff Originally the marque of the Chief of the National Defence.[5]
Flag of Marshal of France.svg 1916–present Flag of the Marshal of France

Army[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Marque CEMAT.svg 10 August 1939–present Flag of the Chief of Staff of the French Army Marque given to the chief of staff.[5]
DHM - Französische Revolutionsarmee.jpg 1791–1796 Flag of National Volunteers

Navy[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Marque CEMM.svg 10 August 1939–present Flag of the Chief of Staff of the French Navy Marque given to the chief of staff.[5]
Ensign of France.svg 1853–present
1794-1814
Naval ensign of France A vertical tricolour of blue, white, and red, but with bars in proportion 30:33:37
Naval ensign of French Algeria (1848–1910).svg 1848–1910 Naval ensign of French Algeria
Pavillon de la France (16è siècle).svg 16th century-? Naval Flag of the Kingdom of France
Naval Flag of the Kingdom of France (Galley Ensign).svg Pre-1790 Naval Flag of the Kingdom of France (Galley Ensign)
Flag of French-Navy-Revolution.svg 1790-1794 Naval ensign of Kingdom of France and French First Republic A white flag with a bordered, first version of the French tricolore on the top-left honour quadrant
Flag of the Kingdom of France (1814-1830).svg 1638-1790
1814-1830
Naval ensign of Kingdom of France A pure white flag
Naval Jack of Free France.svg 1943–1945 Naval Jack of Free France The argent rhomboid field is defaced with a gules Lorraine cross.
Marque amiral.svg 10 August 1939–present Flag of the Admiral of the French Navy
Marque VAE.svg 10 August 1939–present Flag of the Vice-Admiral D'escadre of the French Navy
Marque VA.svg Flag of the Vice-Admiral of the French Navy
Contre-Amiral.svg Flag of the Contre-Admiral of the French Navy
Marque-capitaine-de-vaisseau-chef-division.svg Flag of the Capitaine de Vaisseau of the French Navy (Division)
Marque-capitaine-de-vaisseau.svg Flag of the Capitaine de Vaisseau of the French Navy (Unit)
Marque-capitaine-de-vaisseau.svg Flag of the Harbour Commanding Officer
Marque-capitaine-marine-marchande-senior.svg Flag of the Senior Merchant Navy Captain in the harbour
Masthead pennant of France.svg Pennant

Air Force[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Marque CEMAA.svg 10 August 1939–present Flag of the Chief of Staff of the French Air Force Marque given to the chief of staff.[5]
Flag of the Escadrille Lafayette.svg 1916–1917 Flag of the Lafayette Escadrille

Civil Ensign[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Pavillon de la France (17è siècle).svg 17th century Civil Ensign of Kingdom of France
Naval Flag of the Kingdom of France (Civil Ensign).svg Pre-1790 Civil ensign of Kingdom of France
Naval Flag of the Kingdom of France (Merchant Ensign).svg Pre-1790 Merchant ensign of Kingdom of France
Ensign of French Indochina.svg 1945–1949
1923–1945
Civil and merchant ensign of French Indochina

Vexillology Associations[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Drapeau de la Société française de vexillologie.svg 2016–present Flag of French Society of Vexillology
Breton Vexillological Society Flag.svg 1996–present Flag of Breton Vexillological Society

Regional and territorial flags[edit]

City flags[edit]

Largest cities[edit]

Flag Date City Description
Flag of Paris with coat of arms.svg ?-present Paris

In the center is the coat of arms of Paris. Red is identified with Saint Denis, blue with Saint Martin.

Flag of Marseille.svg 13th-present Marseille

The flag dates from the time of the crusades. The cross is a symbol of the crusades

Flag of Lyon.png ?-present Lyon
Flag of the County of Nice.svg 14th-present Nice Flag of the County of Nice (1108-1176)
Drapeau de Nantes.svg ?-present Nantes White cross of the Kingdom of France on the black cross of Brittany
Flag of Strasbourg.svg 1262-present Strasbourg Colors of Alsace

Political flags[edit]

Flag Date Party Description
current
Flag of the le Lys Noir.svg 2011–present Lys noirfr
Fr ev.png 2010–present Europe Ecology – The Greens
Parti de Gauche flag.png 2009–present Left Party
Generation Identitaire flag (black background).svg 2000s–present Identitarian movement
Flag of Terre & Peuple.svg 1994–present Terre et Peuple
Flag of French Nationalist Party.svg 1983–present French Nationalist Party
Drapeau Tahoeraa.jpg 1977–present Tahoera'a Huiraatira
Flag of the Union Démocratique Bretonne.svg 1964–present Breton Democratic Union
former
Alternative libertaire à la manifestation du 12 avril 2014 contre l'austérité.jpg 1991-2019 Alternative libertaire
Flag of French Renewal.png 2005-2017 French Renewal In 2016, they started using the flag with an additional white cross.
L'Œuvre française.svg 1968–2013 L'Œuvre Française
OAS Flag.svg 1961–1962 Organisation armée secrète
Flag of the Rassemblement National Populaire.svg 1941-1945 National Popular Rally
Parti Populaire Francais.svg 1936-1945 French Popular Party
French National-Collectivist Party and Jeune Front flag.svg 1934-1944 French National-Collectivist Party
Flag of Mouvement Franciste.svg 1933-1944 Mouvement Franciste
Flag of the French Agrarian and Peasant Party.svg 1927-1939 French Agrarian and Peasant Party
Bataillon des Feuillan(t)s flag.svg 1791-1792 Feuillant
Flag of the Cordeliers Battalion.svg 1790-1795 Cordeliers

Monarchist flags[edit]

These flags have a long tradition among French monarchists.[6]

Separatist movements flags[edit]

Flag Date Party Description
Tarz an deiz.jpg 2000–present Adsav
Bandera de Strollad Kommunaur Breizh.svg 1971–1980 Breton Communist Party
Breton Nazi flag.svg 1931–1944 Breton National Party
Breton Regionalist Union Flag.svg 1907 Breton Regionalist Union
Estelada Occitana.svg 2018–present Democratic Organization of the People of Occitaniaoc
Occitània libertaria.svg 1969-1976 Anarchist-Communist Federation of Occitania
Partit de la Nacion Occitana.svg 1959–present Partit de la Nacion Occitana
Flag of Normandy.svg 1969- Mouvement Normand
Estelada roja.svg 1972-1981 Catalan Workers' Left
Flag of Guadeloupe (UPLG).svg 1978–present People's Union for the Liberation of Guadeloupe
Flag of the Front National de Libération de la Martinique.svg 1992–present Build the Martinique Country and Movement of Democrats and Ecologists for Sovereign Martiniquefr
Link to file 1984–present National Council of People's Committeesfr
PKLS Logo.svg 1984–present Communist Party for Independence and Socialism
Bandera del MIM.svg 1978–present Martinican Independence Movement
Flag of FLNKS.svg 1984–present Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front
Drapeau de l'Union calédonienne.svg 1953–present Caledonian Union
Flag of Tavini Huiraatira.svg 1986–present Tavini Huiraatira
Flag of French Guiana.svg 1991–present Decolonization and Social Emancipation Movement
Flag of Front comtois.svg 2008-2011 Front Comtois
État Pied Noir.svg 2016–present Etat Pied-Noir

Ethnic groups flags[edit]

Many cultural groups, which identify themselves mostly by language, use traditional flag of the regions of its origin. Such flags are not listed here.

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Alsace (historical).svg 11th century–present Flag of Alsatians Flag of Alsace
Drapeau arpitan SVG.svg ? Cultural flag of Arpitania Sun of the Alps
Flag of the Basque Country.svg 1894–present Flag of Basques Ikurriña
Flag of Brittany.svg 1923–present Flag of Bretons Flag of Brittany
Flag of Catalonia.svg 1923–present Flag of Catalans Senyera serves as a flag of Pyrénées-Orientales
Gascogne drapeau.svg 1188?–present Flag of Gascon people Flag of Gascony
Flag of Normandie.svg 13th century–present Flag of Norman people Flag and coat of arms of Normandy
Flag of Occitania (with star).svg 19th century–present Flag of Occitans Occitan cross
Drapeau des Français d'Algérie.svg ?–present Flag of Pied-Noirs
Drapeau de la Savoie.svg 1847–present Flag of Savoyards Duchy of Savoy#Flag
Flag of Yeniche people.svg ?–present Flag of Yenish people
Drapeau Peuples Autochtones de Guyane.svg ?–present Flag of Native Guyanese
Flag of FLNKS.svg 2010–present Flag of Kanak people Flags of New Caledonia
Flag of the Gambier Islands.svg 1837–present Flag of Mangarevans Flag of the Gambier Islands
Flag of Marquesas Islands.svg 1980–present Flag of Marquesans Flag of the Marquesas Islands
Flag of Tahiti.svg 1788–present Flag of Tahitians Flag of French Polynesia
Flag of Tuamotu Archipelago.svg 1985–present Flag of Tuamotus
Flag of the Austral Islands.svg 1985–present Flag of Tubuaians Flag of the Austral Islands
Flag of Wallis and Futuna.svg 1985–present Flag of Uvea people Flag of Wallis and Futuna

Historical flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of France (1790–1794).svg 1790–1794 Flag of Kingdom of France and French First Republic
Drapeau révolutionnaire 1.svg 14 July 1790 Revolutionist flag
Drapeau révolutionnaire 2.svg 21 January 1793 Revolutionist flag
Drapeau révolutionnaire 3.svg 7 May 1794 Revolutionist flag
Flag of the Kingdom of France (1814-1830).svg 1814-1830 Royal flag of Kingdom of France
Drapeau france 1848.svg 1848 Flag of French Second Republic
Flag of Free France (1940-1944).svg 1940–1944 Flag of Free France
Flag of the collaborationist French Militia.svg 1943–1944 Flag of the Milice

Kingdom of France[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Banner of France (10th century-12th century).svg 10th century–12th century Banner of the Kingdom of France
Flag of France (XII-XIII).svg 12th century–13th century Banner of the Kingdom of France
Flag of France (XIV-XVI).svg 14th century–16th century Banner of the Kingdom of France
Royal Standard of France (early 17th-century–1789, 1814–1830).svg 1365–1792,
1815–1830
Flag of the Kingdom of France & the Bourbon Restoration
Flag of Royalist France.svg 1791–1814 Flag of Armée des Émigrés
Drapeau Armée Catholique et Royale de Vendée3.svg 1793–1800 Type of Catholic and Royal Army of Vendée flag
Royal Standard of the King of France.svg 1715–1789 State Flag by the Kingdom of France under the absolute monarchy.
Pavillon royal de la France.svg 1365–1794 The Royal Banner of early modern France or "Bourbon Flag" was the most commonly used flag in New France.[7][8][9][10]
Oriflamme.svg 1124–1356 Oriflamme
Oriflamme1.svg 1124–1356 Oriflamme (variant)
Oriflamme of Charlemagne.png 9th century Oriflamme (variant)
Oriflamme of Constantine VI (version 2).png 9th century Oriflamme (variant)
Oriflamme of Constantine VI.png 9th century Oriflamme (variant)

Colonial flags[edit]

Alsace[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Alsace (historical).svg Adopted 11th century Historical flag of Alsace
Flag of the Republic of Alsace-Lorraine.svg 1912–1918 Flag of Alsace-Lorraine, adopted on the 25th of June 1912 and flag of the Republic of Alsace-Lorraine (1918)
Dienstflagge Elsaß-Lothringen Kaiserreich.svg 1871–1918 Flag of Imperial Territory of Alsace-Lorraine
Banner of the Prince-Bishopric of Strassbourg I (1^1).svg 982–1803 Banner of the Prince-Bishopric of Strasbourg

Brittany[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Drapeau de la province de Bretagne (1532).svg 939–1547 Flag of Duchy of Brittany
Kroaz Du.svg 939–1547 Duchy of Brittany - Kroaz Du
Breton Army Flag and Ensign (14th-16th Centuries).svg 14th-16th Centuries Breton Army Flag and Ensign
Banner of the Breton French.svg 1351 Brittany banner during the Breton civil war

Burgundy[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Ancient Flag of Burgundy.svg 918–1482 Flag of Duchy of Burgundy
Bandera cruz de Borgoña 3.svg 14th century Flag of Cross of Burgundy

Corsica[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Corsica (14th century).svg 14th century Flag of Corsica
Flag of Corsica (before 1755).svg before 1755 Flag of Corsica

Normandy[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Normandie.svg 911–1469 Flag of Duchy of Normandy
William the Conquerors gonfalon.png 1035-1087 William the Conquerors gonfalon William the Conquerors personal gonfalon held by Eustace II, Count of Boulogne in the Bayeux Tapestry.

Occitania[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the County of Foix.svg Medieval Flag of County of Foix
Flag of Béarn.svg 9th century–1620 Flag of Viscounty of Béarn
Flag of Aquitaine.svg 602–1453 Flag of Duchy of Aquitaine
Flag of Occitania.svg 778-1271 Flag of County of Toulouse
Flag of the County of Nice.svg 1108–1176 Flag of County of Nice
Flag of Comtat Venaissin.svg 1274–1791 Flag of Comtat Venaissin
Flag of the Free Cities of Menton and Roquebrune (1848-1849).svg 1848-1849 Flag of the Free Cities of Menton and Roquebrune
Flag of Free Republic of Vercors.svg 1944 Flag of Free Republic of Vercors

Savoy[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Savoie.svg 1147-1847 Flag of Duchy of Savoy

French Guiana[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of French Guiana.svg 2010-2015 Flag of the Territorial Collectivity of French Guiana
Drapeau de la Guyane.svg Colonial Unofficial French Guiana Banner of arms of French Guiana.

French Polynesia[edit]

Austral Islands[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Rurutu.svg 1858-1889 Flag of Kingdom of Rurutu
Flag of the Kingdom of Rurutu (1889-1900).svg 1889-1900 Flag of Kingdom of Rurutu
Flag of the Kingdom of Rimatara 1856-1891.svg 1856-1891 Flag of Kingdom of Rimatara
Flag of the Kingdom of Rimatara 1891-1900.svg 1891-1900 Flag of Kingdom of Rimatara

Gambier Islands[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Kingdom of Mangareva 1832-1843.svg 1832-1843 Flag of Kingdom of Mangareva

Marquesas Islands[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Kingdom of Tahuata (1837-1842).svg 1837-1842 Flag of Kingdom of Tahuata
Flag of Nuku Hiva.svg 1835 Flag of Kingdom of Taiohae

Society Islands[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Variant of the Flag of Bora Bora (1820-1845).svg 1820-1845 Flag of Kingdom of Bora Bora
Flag of the Kingdom of Bora Bora (1837-1842).svg 1837-1842 Flag of Kingdom of Bora Bora
Flag of Bora Bora.svg 1842-1895 Flag of Kingdom of Bora Bora
Flag of Huahine.svg 1847-1888
Flag of Raiatea.svg 1847-1880 Flag of Kingdom of Raiatea
Flag of the Kingdom of Raiatea (1880-1888).svg 1880-1888 Flag of Kingdom of Raiatea
Flag of the Kingdom of Tahiti 1822-1829.svg 1822-1829 Flag of Kingdom of Tahiti
Flag of the Kingdom of Tahiti.svg 1829-1843 Flag of Kingdom of Tahiti
Flag of the Tahiti Protectorate 1843-1880.svg 1843–1880 Flag of Tahiti Protectorate

Tuamotus[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Tuamotu Kingdom 1832-1843.svg 1832-1843 Flag of Tuamotu Kingdom

Martinique[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Drapeau aux serpents de la Martinique.svg 1766–2018 Unofficial flag of Martinique
Flag of the Territorial Collectivity of Martinique.svg 2019–2021 Flag of the Territorial Collectivity of Martinique

Wallis and Futuna[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Uvea (1842-1860).svg 1842-1860 Flag of Kingdom of Uvea
Flag of Uvea (1860).svg 1860-1886 Flag of Kingdom of Uvea
Flag of Uvea (1886-1887).svg 1886-1887 Flag of Kingdom of Uvea
Royal Standard of Uvea (1837-1858).svg 1837-1858 Royal Standard of Uvea
Royal Standard of Uvea (1858-1887).svg 1858-1887 Royal Standard of Uvea
Flag of Wallis and Futuna (1887-1910).svg 1887-1910 Unofficial flag of Wallis and Futuna
Flag of Wallis and Futuna (1910-1974).svg 1910-1974 Unofficial flag of Wallis and Futuna
Flag of Wallis and Futuna (1958-1985).svg 1974-1985 Unofficial flag of Wallis and Futuna

Other historical flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Drapeau Charles VII Bourges 1419.svg 1419 Flag of Dauphin Charles (future Charles VII) upon his entry (adventus) into Bourges on March 14, 1419. According to Anselme d'Ysalguier (from Toulouse) eyewitness.
Huguenot battle flag (Pouts de Bretaña).svg ca. 1569 Huguenot battle flag
Flag of the Catholic League (French Wars of Religion).svg ca. 1590 Flag of the Catholic League
Banner of the Papal Zouaves.svg 1870 Banner of the Catholic French Papal Zouaves
Socialist red flag.svg
Vive la Commune flag.svg
1871 Revolutionary banner from the Paris Commune A plain red flag

Flag Proposal[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Henri d'Artois' Flag of France (proposed).svg 1871 A proposed flag of France, possible design by Henri d'Artois, comte de Chambord.
Proposition de Hervé, baron Pinoteau pour le drapeau du Royaume de France restauré.svg ca. 1815 Proposal by Hervé, Baron Pinoteau for the restored flag of the Kingdom of France.

Associations[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of french human rights league.jpg ?- Human Rights League
SNSM.svg 1967- Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer
Emblème Société des Oeuvres de Mer.png 1896–1935 French Society of Sea Works

French shipping company[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
House flag of Société nationale maritime Corse-Méditerranée (SNCM).svg 1976-2016 Société nationale maritime Corse Méditerranée
House Flag of Compagnie de Navigation Sud-Atlantique.svg 1912-1962 Compagnie de Navigation Sud-Atlantique
Flag of Société navale caennaise.svg 1903–1988 Caen Naval Companyfr
House flag of the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique.svg 1883-1990 Compagnie Générale Transatlantique
Flag of Marseille.svg 1881-1933 Fabre Line They used the flag of Marseille.
House flag of Chargeurs Réunis.svg 1872- Chargeurs
House flag of Messageries Maritimes.svg 1851-1977 Messageries Maritimes
House Flag of Compagnie Fraissinet.svg 1836-1979 Compagnie Fraissinet
Drapeau du régiment de la Compagnie des Indes en 1756.png 1664-1794 French East India Company

French yacht clubs[edit]

Flag Club
Burgee of Cercle de la Voile de Paris.svg Cercle de la voile de Paris
Burgee of CV Arcachon.svg Cercle de la Voile d'Arcachon
Burgee of Societe Regates Rochelaises.svg Société des Régates Rochelaises
Burgee of Société Nautique de Marseille.svg Société nautique de Marseille
Burgee of Union Nationale pour la Course au Large.svg Union Nationale pour la Course au Large
Burgee of Yacht Club de France.svg Yacht Club de France (Burgee)
Ensign of the Yacht Club de France.svg Yacht Club de France (Ensign)
Burgee Société des régates du havre le havre.png Société des Régates du Havre
Guidons du CNBPP.JPG Cercle nautique La Baule Le Pouliguen Pornichet
LogoYCB Complet Relief Transparent 417x55.png Yacht Club Basque

Fictional flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Groland.svg 2007-Present Flag of Principality of Groland Flag of the fictional Principality of Groland was state created by Jules-Édouard Moustic for the French TV channel Canal+. The flag is used as a parody.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "À propos du bleu du drapeau tricolore - Société Française de Vexillologie".
  3. ^ "Emmanuel Macron a changé la couleur du drapeau français".
  4. ^ "INFO EUROPE 1 : Emmanuel Macron a changé la couleur du drapeau français".
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  6. ^ @OAanmoen (24 January 2022). "French royalists marched in Paris this weekend to mark the death of King Louis XVI and demand the return of the mon…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  7. ^ New York State Historical Association (1915). Proceedings of the New York State Historical Association with the Quarterly Journal: 2nd-21st Annual Meeting with a List of New Members. The Association. It is most probable that the Bourbon Flag was used during the greater part of the occupancy of the French in the region extending southwest from the St. Lawrence to the Mississippi , known as New France... The French flag was probably blue at that time with three golden fleur - de - lis ....
  8. ^ "Fleur-de-lys | The Canadian Encyclopedia". www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca. At the time of New France (1534 to the 1760s), two flags could be viewed as having national status. The first was the banner of France — a blue square flag bearing three gold fleurs-de-lys. It was flown above fortifications in the early years of the colony. For instance, it was flown above the lodgings of Pierre Du Gua de Monts at Île Sainte-Croix in 1604. There is some evidence that the banner also flew above Samuel de Champlain’s habitation in 1608. ..... the completely white flag of the French Royal Navy was flown from ships, forts and sometimes at land-claiming ceremonies.
  9. ^ "INQUINTE.CA | CANADA 150 Years of History ~ The story behind the flag". inquinte.ca. When Canada was settled as part of France and dubbed "New France," two flags gained national status. One was the Royal Banner of France. This featured a blue background with three gold fleurs-de-lis. A white flag of the French Royal Navy was also flown from ships and forts and sometimes flown at land-claiming ceremonies.
  10. ^ W. Stewart Wallace (1948). The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada. pp. 350–351. During the French régime in Canada, there does not appear to have been any French national flag in the modern sense of the term. The "Banner of France", which was composed of fleur-de-lys on a blue field, came nearest to being a national flag, since it was carried before the king when he marched to battle, and thus in some sense symbolized the kingdom of France. During the later period of French rule, it would seem that the emblem...was a flag showing the fleur-de-lys on a white ground.... as seen in Florida. There were, however, 68 flags authorized for various services by Louis XIV in 1661; and a number of these were doubtless used in New France

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