FRANCE
General Information:
Plates in my collection:
Old country oval
France
Probably 1950's
MC / Double sided
1914-1928
Passenger
Front plate / X = Paris
1914-1928
Passenger
Rear plate / X = Paris
1950-1998
67 = Departement Bas-Rhin
France
Diplomatic
K=Consul or Technical and Administrative Staff at the Embassy
9-=Embassy of The Netherlands
France
Corsica
France / Basque
France / Basque
Army
1980-1989
Army
6 = Army & Gendarmerie
3 = Year of manufacture
Air Forces
Till 1968
SF=SHAPE France (Personnel attached to NATO and stationned at Fontainebleau near Paris)
1960's
NATO Forces in France
SHAPE = Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe
Used on vehicles of personnel attached to NATO.
402 = O.E.C.D.
Corsica / Front plate
Corsica / Rear plate
(Made by Europe Production S.A.) / The black coating on the characters wears with age, and becomes copper coloured or silvergrey. Once discovered, production has changed.
Corsica / Dealer
1980's
France
Dealer / 2A = Corsica
(Made by Europe Production S.A.) / The black coating on the characters wears with age, and becomes copper coloured or silvergrey. Once discovered, production has changed.
Corsica
Corsica / Rear plate
Consular Corps
Pays de Gex / French taxfree enclave at the Swiss border
Used by personnel of Centrifuge CERN
Special series with TTW suffix.
CD / 401 = Unesco
From 1965
Diplomatic
99 = Vatican Embassy in France
From 1965
France
Diplomatic
90=Embassy of The Netherlands
From 1965
France
Diplomatic
90=Embassy of The Neterlands
Adm. & Techn. Staff / 21 = Canadian Embassy
CD / Staff (K) from the Embassy of Ivory Coast
Pre 1992
Paris / Bus
Paris / Bus
Series started in 1967
Paris Fire Brigade
VID = Vehicule d'Intervention Divers (General Rescue Vehicle)
Army
Army
French Free Zone of Gex (Dept.of Ain), at the Swiss border
CD
From 1965
Diplomatic / 5 = German Embassy
France
From 1965
Diplomatic
E prefix = Used for NATO up to 1970
205 =Delegation of Germany
Consular / Used for members of Delegations to International Organizations
S = Strassbourg / 5 = Germany
1950s
1954-1965
CD
1964-1965
Diplomatic / 75 = Paris / Front plate
1964-1965
Diplomatic / 75 = Paris / Rear plate
From 1965
France
Diplomatic
90=Embassy of The Netherlands
1964-1965
Diplomatic / 75 = Paris
1954-1965
Members of the Diplomatic Corps had to add a 'CD' oval for their diplomatic priviliged status
75=Paris
1954-1965
France
Diplomatic
Members of the Diplomatic Corps had to add a 'CD' oval for their diplomatic priviliged status
75=Paris
1964-1965
Diplomatic / 75 = Paris / Rear plate
(The boltholes on the top left corner were meant for a CD oval, for vehicles belonging to the diplomatic corps)
1964
With attached metal letters, and '1964' etched into the plate, which is quite unusual. Manufactured by Maillefaud in Paris.
Corsica / Front plate
Issued in 1955
Manufactured by "La Superplaque". Unusual type of dyes for this manufacturer.
Corsica
1950-1998
Dealer-Export
2 = Car / 80 = Departement Somme
Government / Provisional
Provisional / Flat thin metal
Unknown type / Front plate / Most likely a foreign registration in French style. Often used by foreign residents to avoid road taxes and penalties. After 2003 vehicles registered like this will be immobilized by the authorities.
Unknown type / Rear plate
1954 series / Issued in the 1960s
1W = Free Zone of Gex (near Swiss border)
Q = Free Zone Haute Savoie (Near Geneva)
From 1984
TTQ = Free Zone of Haute-Savoie, north of Geneva.
From 1992
Official / Rear plate
Till 1992
Official / Front plate
Till 1992
Official / Rear plate
Governmental Department
Till 1976
20 = Isle of Corsica / After 1976 2A and 2B were used
With rare "Budget Rent-a-Car" logo
Government
Dealer Export / Stickered on a blank base
1993-1998
Dealer Export
The "2" is followedby the Department Code: 75 = Paris
Front plate
Army
France
From 1993
Army
6959 can be explained as follows: 6 = Army & Gendarmerie, 95 = 1995, 9 = motorcycle.
France
From 1990
Army
6 = Army & Gendarmerie
91 = Year of registration
Navy
From 1991
Army / DGA = General Armaments Delegation
9972 is explained as follows: 9=Common Services / 97 is Year of registration i.e. 1997 / 2 = Small truck
1928-1949
Passenger
1941
Bicycle plate - Paris / Required by the German Occupied Forces
1941
France/Bicycle plate - Paris
Required by German Ocuupied Forces
1942-1945
Bicycle plate / Required by the German Occupied forces. The number was frequently the same as the owner's car.
MC / Dealer
1950-1993
74 = Haute-Savoie / Front plate
1950-1993
74 = Haute-Savoie / Rear plate / Split to fit a first type CitroŽn 2CV
1960-1979
Army / 6 = for small trucks, issued between 1970-1980
From 1992
Official
N means that vehicle can be used nationally
78 = Province of Seine-et-Oise (Paris area)
Tractor
1928-1950
Passenger / CB = Bouches-du-Rhone
1951-1993
Passenger / With integrated country oval
Passenger
Perspex / Front plate
Passenger
Perspex / Rear plate
Passenger
Perspex / Rear plate
Probably production error with green Euro label (yellow over blue makes green)
Passenger
Perspex / Frontplate
With unusual silver coloured border
1928
Z = Rouen
From 2009
Passenger / Perspex
From 2009
Passenger / New Eurostyle plate
01 - Ain
02 - Aisne
03 - Allier
04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
05 - Hautes-Alpes
06 - Alpes-Maritimes
07 - Ardeche
08 - Ardennes
09 - Ariege
10 - Aube
11 - Aude
12 - Aveyron
13 - Bouches-du-Rhone
14 - Calvados
15 - Cantal
16 - Charente
17 - Charente-Maritime
18 - Cher
19 - Correze
20 - Corsica (former)
2A - Corse-du-Sud
2B - Haute-Corse
21 - Cote-d'Or
22 - Cotes-Armor
23 - Creuse
24 - Dordogne
25 - Doubs
26 - Drome
27 - Eure
28 - Eure-et-Loir
29 - Finistere
30 - Gard
31 - Haute-Garonne
32 - Gers
33 - Gironde
34 - Herault
35 - Ille-et-Vilaine
36 - Indre
37 - Indre-et-Loire
38 - Isere
39 - Jura
40 - Landes
41 - Loir-et-Cher
42 - Loire
43 - Haute-Loire
44 - Loire-Atlantique
45 - Loiret
46 - Lot
47 - Lot-et-Garonne
48 - Lozere
49 - Maine-rt-Loire
50 - Manche
51 - Marne
52 - Haute-Marne
53 - Mayenne
54 - Meurthe-et-Moselle
55 - Meuse
56 - Morbihan
1950-1993
57 - Moselle
58 - Nievre
59 - Nord
60 - Oise
61 - Orne
62 - Pas-de-Calais
63 - Puy-de-Dome
64 - Pyrenees-Atlantiques
65 - Hautes-Pyrenees
66 - Pyrenees-Orientales
67 - Bas-Rhin
68 - Haut-Rhin
69 - Rhone
70 - Haut-Saone
71 - Saone-et-Loire
72 - Sarthe
73 - Savoie
74 - Haute-Savoie
75 - Paris
76 - Seine-Maritime
77 - Seine-et-Marne
78 - Yvelines
79 - Deux-Sevres
80 - Somme
81 - Tarn
82 - Tarn-et-Garonne
83 - Var
84 - Vaucluse
85 - Vendee
86 - Vienne
87 - Haute-Vienne
88 - Vosges
89 - Yonne
90 - Territoire-de-Belfort
91 - Essonne
92 - Hauts-de-Seine
93 - Seine-Saint-Denis
94 - Val-de-Marne
95 - Val-d'Oise