The flag of France consists of three equal, vertical stripes. The first color from the left is blue, then white and red.
The white color refers to its symbolism to the historical royal flag, which was white. Blue and red are the traditional colors of the French capital, Paris. The flag of Paris has two equal, vertical stripes in the colors of navy blue and red.
The current three-color flag of France was introduced in 1789, so its history goes back to the French Revolution.