The flag of France is a rectangular tri-colored flag that comprises three vertical bands that are blue, white and red in color. The flag is commonly referred to as the french tri or simply tricolor. The French is one of the most iconic flags all across the globe and has been copied by different nations in Europe and other parts of the world as well. The colors blue and red are the conventional colors of the capital city of France, Paris. Both the colors are used on the city coats of arms and blue represented Saint Martin whereas red represented Saint-Denis. White had been used extensively on French flags in the past and represents the color of the militia cockade.

The official website of the French government clearly states that white is the color of the king whereas red and blue are the traditional colors of Paris.