Information about French License Plates : codes, colors, ,..From this page, you may see more lists or spreadsheets than pictures : it is dedicated to those interested in Codes, Prefixes, Suffixes, and other Numbers.
General information : Departement successive codifications since 1901 - History through the French official texts since 1899 (in French) - French Plates manufacturing (technology, contacts)
Historical data pre-1950 : Details on the 1901-1928 Passenger system, and the 1928-1950 Passenger system.
For non passenger or specific series, visit this new interface for photographs of each series, sorted from1901 to 2010, or read the articles below :
| Plate series already obsolete in
French Algeria Départements (1951-1963)
series replaced from 2009 :
Overseas Départements & Collectivities - Corsica
Specificities of each "departement" (01/04/1950 to 13/10/2009)
Administration, police (1948 - 1959 - 1992 - 31/12/2008)
Temporary registrations (1933 - 1955 - 1994 - 10/04/2009)
Garage W registrations (1910 - 1959 - 10/04/2009)
Provisional WW and Export registrations (1920 - 12/06/2009)
Farm registrations (1956 - 10/04/2009)
Car manufacturer special plates
Plate series starting on 15/04/2009 or being kept :