French Paper Sizes

Further Information

Before the adoption of the ISO standard system in 1967, France had its own paper size system. Some of these formats are still used today, and they are standardized by the AFNOR. Their names come from the watermarks that the papers were branded with when they were handcrafted, which is still the case for certain art papers. They also generally exist in double versions where the smallest measure is multiplied by two, or in quadruple versions where both measures have been doubled.

Source: Wikipedia

Format Width x Height (mm) Width x Height (in)
Cloche 300 x 400 mm 11.8 x 15.7 in
Pot, écolier 310 x 400 mm 12.2 x 15.7 in
Tellière 340 x 440 mm 13.4 x 17.3 in
Couronne écriture 360 x 360 mm 14.2 x 14.2 in
Couronne édition 370 x 470 mm 14.6 x 18.5 in
Roberto 390 x 500 mm 15.4 x 19.7 in
Écu 400 x 520 mm 15.7 x 20.5 in
Coquille 440 x 560 mm 17.3 x 22 in
Carré 450 x 560 mm 17.7 x 22 in
Cavalier 460 x 620 mm 18.1 x 24.4 in
Demi-raisin 325 x 500 mm 12.8 x 19.7 in
Raisin 500 x 650 mm 19.7 x 25.6 in
Double Raisin 650 x 1000 mm 25.6 x 39.4 in
Jésus 560 x 760 mm 22 x 29.9 in
Soleil 600 x 800 mm 23.6 x 31.5 in
Colombier affiche 600 x 800 mm 23.6 x 31.5 in
Colombier commercial 630 x 900 mm 24.8 x 35.4 in
Petit Aigle 700 x 940 mm 27.6 x 37 in
Grand Aigle 750 x 1050 mm 29.5 x 41.3 in
Grand Monde 900 x 1260 mm 35.4 x 49.6 in
Univers 1000 x 1130 mm 39.4 x 44.5 in