The flag of France
is, without doubt, one of the most famous flags in the world, France's Flag being the inspiration for many other flags around the globe. It was first installed in 1790, after the bloody French Revolution, during which the monarchy and their flag were deposed. The flag is a tricolour design of blue, white and red, in proportions of 2:3. Its choice of colours come from the Storming of the Bastille, in which the revolutionaries wore a cockade of blue and red, the traditional colours of Paris. It is reported that the leader of the militia that was leading the assault, the Marquis de Lafayette declared that white is the ancient French colour and so the tricolour design was born. The French flag as we know was however overthrown again, when the Monarchy regained power in the 19th century, but it was then re-instated upon their expulsion on 5th March 1848. The red and white colours were said to represent Saint Denis and Saint Martin. However the three colours were also said to represent the three aspects of the national motto (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity). We offer a wide range of flag related products such as bunting, table flags, hand flags, pole flags, car flags and pin badges in a huge variety of designs, all at extremely good value. In addition, we offer free and fast delivery, with our products being supplied from our warehouse in the UK, all with personal and friendly customer service.
The colours of the France Flag
, Known as the Tricolore, were Introduced during the French Revolution When the King Added the Royal white Cockade of the House of Bourbon to the revolutionary Cockade of blue and red (The Livery colours of Paris).