French Cards

The French introduced four new suit signs: Coeurs, Piques, Carreaux and Trefles
which the English adopted as Spades, Hearts, Diamonds and Clubs

There were regional patterns until the beginning of the 19th Century,
when the Parisian pattern was specified by law


France '1816'

French Revolutionary

France '1833'

Belgian/ Genoese

France '1830'

France '1833'

France '1853'



Visiting cards

Auvergne QC

French 1816

Auvergne standard

French Standard

Provence pattern


Lyons pattern

XP type with scenic aces

French Swiss XP11