Celebrate France, with this beautiful and iconic flag of France – also known as the French tricolor.
The iconic tricolor pattern – and indeed the colors red, white and blue - has been famously borrowed and used as the basis for the flags of hundreds of nations across the globe. The french flag today is rich with revolutionary meaning and is often flown proudly on Bastille day.
Though the official flag of France has its roots in the French revolution of the 16th century, this particular flag from flags.com is modern and strong. You can fly your French flag either indoors our outdoors, but each type will provide its own unique flag-flying experience.
OUTDOOR FRENCH FLAGS
This American made outdoor French flag comes with sewn stripes and 100% nylon, and is available in a wide range of sizes. It features a durable heading and brass grommets for everyday-flying from any size pole. Our 3’ x 5’ size is the most popular, but you can choose from a range of sizes. Each size pairs best with a certain size flag pole, detailed in the chart below.
|Outdoor Pole Height||Outdoor Flag Size*|
|6' Free Spin Pole||2' x 3' or 3’ x 5’|
|20’||3’ x 5’ or 4' x 6'|
|25’||4’ x 6’ or 5' x 8'|
|30’||5’ x 8’ or 6' x 10'|
|35’||6’ x 10’|
*As a rule of thumb, when flying one flag on a pole, the flag length should be a quarter the height of the flagpole.
These outdoor flags are ideal for flying outside of embassies, ministries, historic sites and schools. They can be flown from a wall-mounted pole or from a free-standing pole, such as our tangle-free flag pole. Some key highlights of the outdoor national flag of France include:
- 10% dyed-nylon
- Made in America
- Brass grommets
- Durable canvas header
INDOOR FRENCH FLAGS
All of our indoor flags are finished with a pole sleeve and elegant gold fringe for ceremonial style. Respect the fringe, please don’t post indoor flags on the wall. Instead, consider mounting your indoor flag with one of our classic indoor flagpole sets. The chart below will help you pick the right size indoor flag pole for your flag:
|Pole Height||Flag Size|
|7’||3’ x 5’|
|8’||3’ x 5’|
|9’||4’ x 6’|
These indoor flags are perfect for government and municipal buildings, or any indoor location where you need to fly the French flag in style. Each of our high-quality, authentic indoor French flags feature:
- 10% dyed-nylon
- Made in America construction
- Sleeve for indoor pole
- Gold color fringe
MORE ABOUT THE FRENCH FLAG
One of the oldest and most influential flags in existence, the French flag is deeply symbolic. It drew on a few different sources for its inspiration: the royal French army, the storming of the Bastille, and ancient French folklore. In the days before the French Revolution, the royal French flag consisted of a golden fleur-de-lis and a blue shield on a white background, which was where the flag took its royal shade of blue. The Paris militia, famously, wore red-and-blue knotted ribbons (sewn on their hats) into battle during the French Revolution. So the flag took its crimson shade of red from them. And lastly, according to French folklore and military legend, the color white was “the ancient and original color of France.” With these three colors in hand, the national flag was born and adopted as the official flag of France in 1790.
Currency: Euro €
Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Constitutional Republic
Flag Meaning: The colors of the flag represents liberty, equality, and brotherhood.