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Name Tricolour
Use National flag 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 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 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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