The national symbol of France has been used since 1830, during the existence of the state on this territory the national flag of the country have changed several times because the history of the country started several centuries ago.
The first mentioning of the state on this territory date back to the V century. This time a first variant of the national flag was offered. It was a blue field with yellow imprints. Further in times of prosperity of the Franc empire the national flag was replaced by the field with roses as a symbol of a royal power. After a white flag was readopted with an increased number of golden flowers. But 50 years later the Frank empire was liquidated and a blue field was given back as an official symbol of the country.
The modern flag
A day to day version of the flag was adopted in the XVII century after the Great French revolution. It is a tricolor with red, white and blue stripes symbolizing three words of the national moto: Liberty, egality and brotherhood. The other meaning of three vertical bands is the symbol of unity for people from different social circles.