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France Flag

Shop for authentic France Flags. We offer indoor and outdoor France flags in durable nylon. Our outdoor flags are finished with a canvas heading, while indoor flags are finished with a lined pole hem and your choice of with or without fringe. We also offer indoor and outdoor France flag sets. In addition to the flags we offer for purchase, we maintain an archive of the audio for the France National Anthem, historical information about the France flag, and demographic data about France

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Flag History
Red, white and blue have come to represent liberty, equality and fraternity, the ideals of the French Revolution. Blue and red are the colors of Paris and white is the color of the House of Bourbon. Because France has no arms, the Tricolore is also the national emblem.
Geographic Coordinates
46 00 N, 2 00 E
Area
643,427 sq km
Population
64,057,792
Life Expectancy
81.09 years
Government Type
Republic
Capital
Paris
GDP
$2.11 trillion (2009 est.)
Unemployment
9.1% (2009 est.)
Currency
Euro (EUR)
Calling Code
+33
Internet TLD
.fr

France National Anthem

The Song of Marseille (La Marseillaise)

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Lyrics

Ye sons of France, awake to glory,
Hark, hark! what myriads bid you rise!
Your children, wives and white-haired grandsires.
Behold their tears and hear their cries! (repeat)
Shall hateful tyrants, mischiefs breeding,
With hireling hosts, a ruffian band,
Affright and desolate the land,
While peace and liberty lie bleeding?

To arms, to arms, ye brave!
The avenging sword unsheath,
March on, march on!
All hearts resolv'd
On victory or death!

Now, now, the dangerous storm is rolling
Which treacherous kings confederate raise!
The dogs of war, let loose, are howling,
And lo! our fields and cities blaze! (repeat)
alt: And lo! our homes will soon invade!
And shall we basely view the ruin
While lawless force with guilty stride
Spreads desolation far and wide
With crimes and blood his hands embruing?

To arms, to arms, ye brave!...

With luxury and pride surrounded
The vile insatiate despots dare,
Their thirst of power and gold unbounded,
To mete and vend the light and air! (repeat)
Like beasts of burden would they load us,
Like gods would bid their slaves adore,
But man is man, and who is more?
Then shall they longer lash and goad us?

To arms, to arms, ye brave!...

O Liberty, can man resign thee
Once having felt thy generous flame?
Can dungeons, bolts or bars confine thee
Or whips thy noble spirit tame? (repeat)
Too long the world has wept, bewailing
That falsehood's dagger tyrants wield,
But freedom is our sword and shield,
And all their arts are unavailing.

To arms, to arms, ye brave!...