Le bleu, blanc, rouge, which translate into
the blue white and red, or Le drapeau Tricolore
which means the
The Tri-colour flag.
During the French revolution in 1789, the Royal families (whose emblem was a white flag), where afronted by the revolutionaries of Paris, who wore a red and white rossette, the colours of Paris.
After the taking of the Bastille in Paris (14 July 1789), the French king Louis XVI, came to the capital city on the 17th of July 1789, and offically recognised La Garde Nationale (the new national guard), he wore a rosette with the colours, blue, white and red. The white being added by La Fayette, leader of the Garde Nationale.
The 21st of January 1793 king Louis XVI is beheaded.
In Feburary 1794, the three coloured flag became the national emblem of France.
Liberté, egalité et fraternité
The French motto is Liberté, egalité et fraternité
Translates into English Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.