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Flag of Renouveau Français - Image by Tomislav Todorović, 18 May 2016
Renouveau Français (RF) is a French ultranationalist organization, founded in 2005. The RF claims to be "French nationalist and counter-revolutionary", and of "Roman Catholic inspiration". The RF is mostly known through its street stickers calling for the "return of the nationalists", "the nationalist fight", "the reconquest of the country" and "France to the French".
Ivan Sache, 28 February 2012
The flag of Renouveau Français (presentation; photo, photo, photo) is dark blue with a white cross and the emblem of the movement in the center, placed in a blue lozenge outlined in white.
According to the RF, the flag is derived from the banner of St Michael.
Ivan Sache & Tomislav Todorović, 18 May 2016
Flag of Renouveau Français, three versions - Images by Tomislav Todorović, 1 May 2016
The former flag of Renouveau Français was blue with the white emblem of the movement in the middle, either rectangular (photo), square (photo, or forked and used vertically, like a procession banner.
The emblem of RF is a stylized fleur-de-lis, "the best symbol of the
French tradition and the emblem of the nation since the earliest
ages". Its stylized version, easy to draw, represents the counter-revolutionary nationalism. Its harmonious proportions are based on the
Golden Number. The members of the RF are awarded a golden badge
representing the symbol, while everybody can purchase a white version
of the badge.
The RF also uses a sword and a "Celtic cross" as its emblems, but seemingly not on flags.
Ivan Sache, 28 February 2012
Other flag used by Renouveau Français - Image by Tomislav Todorović, 18 May 2016
RF also uses a flag derived from the French tricolor by adding a black fleur-de-lis to the center of white field (photo, 24 May 2008; photo, former blog of the movement). The fleur-de-lis has a shape similar to the one generally used (and already prevailing at that time), but more "angled" - the shape corners are not rounded. The flag seems to have fallen out of use since that time.
Tomislav Todorović, 18 May 2016
Flag of the Finistère section of Renouveau Français - Image by Tomislav Todorović, 4 March 2012
The flag of the Finistère section of RF(image, photos) is white with a black cross cantonned with two black RF-style fleurs-de-lis and two images of the Sacred-Heart-of-Jesus.
Tomislav Todorović, 2 March 2012
Flag of the Yvelines section of Renouveau Français - Image by Tomislav Todorović, 13 May 2016
The Yvelines section of RF has adopted a flag and presented it in March 2013 (photo, photo, photo). The flag is white, like the flag of the Kingdom of France used during the Ancient Regime and the Restauration, and charged with the emblem of the movement in blue, placed somewhat off-center, closer to the top; the colors are reversed from those of the main RF flag, but such use is widely spread for the movement's advertising material. There are also the Sacred-Heart-of-Jesus in top left corner and the coat of arms of Yvelines in the bottom left corner. The bends in the coat of arms look darker than the field; it is difficult to tell whether that was intended, since the default representation of heraldic tincture argent, if no metallic paint is used, is white color, and the field itself also looks grayish due to the photographing conditions. The last two photos of the flag also show the same uncertain shade of the bends in the coat of arms and the last one reveals that the presented design is indeed made for the sinister hoist, as suggested by the first and second photos, which also reveal the sleeve and its stitches along the right-hand edge of the flag.
Tomislav Todorović, 13 May 2016