France - France Cartes

FRANCE CARTES is the official name of the only major producer of playing cards left in France. (Heron and Vigno have now both been fully absorbed within France Cartes.) They still use the trade or brand name 'Grimaud' on some of their products since the name has been so closely associated with playing cards in France since the 19th century.

Click on the picture or the title of the pack to see more information and more pictures where available. From the item page, use the underlined links to find more packs from the same publisher or on the same subject.

There are a great many packs on this page so it may take up to a minute to download - please be patient!

Arthur et les Minimoys by France Cartes, 2006 - Cat Ref 14407 Arthur et les Minimoys 
by France Cartes, 2006
Cat Ref: 14407

** ONLY SEVEN PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Different characters on court cards. Large "M" on Aces. Pips replaced by different objects (including flowers) on numeral cards. Poker size.

Indices: R, D, V, 1 (in all 4 corners)

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 3 Jokers 

£3.50

Barbie (2004) by France Cartes - Cat Ref 14119 Barbie (2004) 
by France Cartes
Cat Ref: 14119

** ONLY TWO PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Indices: R, D, V, 1 (in 2 corners only)

Size: 55 x 84 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card 

£3.50

Charles de Gaulle Playing Cards by France Cartes, 1990. - Cat Ref 11453 Charles de Gaulle Playing Cards 
by France Cartes, 1990.
Cat Ref: 11453

** ONLY TWO PACKS CURRENTLY LEFT IN STOCK **

Pack commemorating the centenary of De Gaulle's birth. Courts illustrated with photographs of people and places associated with De Gaulle. Pips composed of red, white and blue stripes representing the French flag.

Indices: R, D, V, 1 (in all 4 corners)

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card + leaflet in French

(AKA 4456) 

£6.00
TWIN PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 11453DBL
£12.00


Charleville-Mézières playing cards by France Cartes - Cat Ref 14534 Charleville-Mézières playing cards 
by France Cartes
Cat Ref: 14534

** ONLY ONE PACK LEFT IN STOCK **

55 views of the town of Charleville-Mézières. Several references to the poet Arthur Rimbaud, the town's most famous son. Card titles in French only. Backs: copy of Rimbaud's signature beneath the quotation "Il faut être absolument moderne".

Indices: K, Q, J, A (in 2 corners only)

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 2 additional cards 

£3.75

Cris de Paris - Les (double pack only*) by Grimaud - Cat Ref 10134 Cris de Paris - Les (double pack only*) 
by Grimaud
Cat Ref: 10134

** ONLY TWO SETS CURRENTLY LEFT IN STOCK **

Indices: R, D, V, A (in 2 corners only)

Size: 63 x 88 mm

(2x) 52 cards + 2 Jokers

(AKA 115)


*Please note: Where a "double pack" or a "twin pack" option is offered, a pair of matching packs with contrasting back designs is available. A "double pack" is supplied in a single box containing two packs of cards, and a "twin pack" is supplied as two separate single packs. 
£12.00

Franklin by France Cartes - Cat Ref 14121 Franklin 
by France Cartes
Cat Ref: 14121

** ONLY TWO PACKS CURRENTLY LEFT IN STOCK **

Different "Franklin" characters depicted on the court cards. Same patterned background on all pip cards. Cards are made in China so not of the highest quality.

Indices: K, Q, J, A (in 2 corners only)

Size: 57 x 88 mm

52 cards + leaflet in French with rules for six games 

£3.50

Grand Prix Grimaud 1974 by Grimaud - Cat Ref 10131 Grand Prix Grimaud 1974 
by Grimaud
Cat Ref: 10131

** ONLY SEVEN PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Stylish special designs - very 1970s!

Indices: R, D, V, 1 (in all four corners)

Size: 6s x 88 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card

Out of print. Therefore limited stock still available.

(AKA 110) 

£6.00
TWIN PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 10131DBL
£12.00


Grands Navigateurs by Grimaud - Cat Ref 10127 Grands Navigateurs 
by Grimaud
Cat Ref: 10127

Indices: R, D, V, 1 in all 4 corners

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 5 additional cards

Out of print.

(AKA 104) 

£6.00
TWIN PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 10127DBL
£12.00


  Hector de Trois 
by Grimaud
Cat Ref: 10128

52 cards + 2 Jokers

(AKA 106) 

£6.00
TWIN PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 10128DBL
£12.00


  Jaques Vievil 
by Grimaud
Cat Ref: 10139

52 cards + 2 Jokers

(AKA 125) 

£6.50
TWIN PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 10139DBL
£13.00


Jeu de 7 Familles <BR>Le Roi Lion II by France Cartes. - Cat Ref 13474 Jeu de 7 Familles
Le Roi Lion II
 
by France Cartes.
Cat Ref: 13474
Game pack featuring characters from the Disney film The Lion King II.

42 cards + 1 additional card + rule card in French 

£3.00

Jeu de 7 Familles Asterix by France Cartes - Cat Ref 12089 Jeu de 7 Familles Asterix 
by France Cartes
Cat Ref: 12089

Game pack featuring characters from the Asterix books drawn by Uderzo. Each set of 6 cards forms a complete picture.

Size: 55 x 84 mm

42 cards + 1 rule card in French + 1 blank card

 

£3.00

  Jeu de 7 Familles Hansi 
by France Cartes
Cat Ref: 11841
  £3.00

  Jeu de 7 Familles Pocahontas 
by France Cartes
Cat Ref: 12450
Card game featuring various characters from the Disney film.

42 cards + 2 title cards + rule card in French

(AKA 96105) 

£3.00

Jeu de 7 Familles Tarzan by France Cartes, 1999. - Cat Ref 13426 Jeu de 7 Familles Tarzan 
by France Cartes, 1999.
Cat Ref: 13426
Game pack featuring characters from the Disney film Tarzan.

42 cards + 1 additional card + rule card in French & English 

£3.00

Jeu de cartes 3D - les Chats by France Cartes - Cat Ref 14677 Jeu de cartes 3D - les Chats 
by France Cartes
Cat Ref: 14677
54 different lenticular (3D) images of cats. Each image can be viewed two different ways. All plastic. Pack marketed by France Cartes but probably made in the Far East.

Indices: K, Q, J, A (in 2 corners only)

Size: 63 x 88 mm

Please note - because of the 3D effect on these cards, they have proved very difficult to scan satisfactorily. Different images appear depending on the angle at which you view each card, and so in some cases parts of more than one image appear on the illustrations here.

52 cards + 2 Jokers 

£5.75

Jeu de cartes 3D - les Chiens by France Cartes - Cat Ref 14678 Jeu de cartes 3D - les Chiens 
by France Cartes
Cat Ref: 14678
54 different lenticular (3D) images of dogs. Each image can be viewed two different ways. All plastic. Pack marketed by France Cartes but probably made in the Far East.

Indices: K, Q, J, A (in 2 corners only)

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers

Please note - because of the 3D effect on these cards, they have proved very difficult to scan satisfactorily. Different images appear depending on the angle at which you view each card, and so in some cases parts of more than one image appear on the illustrations here. 

£5.75

Jeu de cartes 3D - les Poissons by France Cartes - Cat Ref 14676 Jeu de cartes 3D - les Poissons 
by France Cartes
Cat Ref: 14676
53 different lenticular (3D) images of tropical fish. Can be viewed about six different ways. All plastic. Pack marketed by France Cartes but probably made in the Far East.

Indices: K, Q, J, A (in 2 corners only)

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers

Please note - because of the 3D effect on these cards, they have proved very difficult to scan satisfactorily. Different images appear depending on the angle at which you view each card, and so in some cases parts of more than one image appear on the illustrations here. 

£5.75

  Jeu de la Revolution 
by France Cartes
Cat Ref: 11366

 

£6.50
TWIN PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 11366DBL
£13.00


Jeu de l'An II by Grimaud - Cat Ref 10136 Jeu de l'An II 
by Grimaud
Cat Ref: 10136

** ONLY THREE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

52 cards + 2 Jokers

(AKA 122) 

£6.00
TWIN PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 10136DBL
£12.00


Jeu Dubout by France Cartes, 1987 - Cat Ref 10205 Jeu Dubout 
by France Cartes, 1987
Cat Ref: 10205

** ONLY THREE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Designs of courts, Aces and Jokers based on cartoons by French illustrator Albert Dubout. Kings and Queens feature gross women who overshadow the men beside them, Jacks are servants. Four Aces form a composite picture. Largely in black and white, with some parts in colour.

Indices: K, Q, J, A (in all four corners)

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card

(AKA 2114) 

£6.00
TWIN PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 10205DBL
£12.00


Jeu Numismatique by France Cartes, 1994 - Cat Ref 11837 Jeu Numismatique 
by France Cartes, 1994
Cat Ref: 11837

** ONLY THREE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Courts, Aces and Jokers illustrated with various historic European coins. Pip cards then use the coin depicted on Ace as pips.

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card + leaflet in English & French

(AKA 4465) 

£6.00
TWIN PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 11837DBL
£12.00


Jeu Portrait Francais en Pied by Grimaud, 1983 - Cat Ref 10176 Jeu Portrait Francais en Pied 
by Grimaud, 1983
Cat Ref: 10176

** ONLY NINE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Facsimile of standard Paris pattern pack of 1816, on laid paper.

Size: 55 x 84 mm

52 cards + 1 additional card

(AKA 1129) 

£6.00

Manège Enchanté, Le - Magic Roundabout by France Cartes, 2005 - Cat Ref 14276 Manège Enchanté, Le - Magic Roundabout 
by France Cartes, 2005
Cat Ref: 14276
All the familiar characters of the Magic Roundabout on the court cards, Aces and Jokers. An illustration of a roundabout forms the background design on all the pip cards.

Indices: R, D, V, 1

Size: 55 x 84 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + title card 

£3.50

Mickey for Kids Dominos Cartes by France Cartes - Cat Ref 13181 Mickey for Kids Dominos Cartes 
by France Cartes
Cat Ref: 13181

28 cards + 3 additional cards 

£2.50

Mickey for Kids Jeu de 7 Familles by France Cartes - Cat Ref 13180 Mickey for Kids Jeu de 7 Familles 
by France Cartes
Cat Ref: 13180

35 cards + 2 additional cards 

£2.50

Mickey for Kids Jeu de Bataille by France Cartes - Cat Ref 13179 Mickey for Kids Jeu de Bataille 
by France Cartes
Cat Ref: 13179

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£3.50

Mickey for Kids Jeu de Memoire by France Cartes - Cat Ref 13182 Mickey for Kids Jeu de Memoire 
by France Cartes
Cat Ref: 13182

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£2.50

Mickey for Kids Jeu des Couleurs by France Cartes - Cat Ref 13184 Mickey for Kids Jeu des Couleurs 
by France Cartes
Cat Ref: 13184

32 cards + 3 additional cards 

£2.50

Mickey for Kids Jeu des Personnages by France Cartes - Cat Ref 13183 Mickey for Kids Jeu des Personnages 
by France Cartes
Cat Ref: 13183

33 cards + 2 additional cards 

£2.50

Mon petit Poney playing cards by France Cartes, 2009 - Cat Ref 14674 Mon petit Poney playing cards 
by France Cartes, 2009
Cat Ref: 14674

** ONLY FIVE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

My little Pony playing cards. 53 different images of little ponies. Four suit colours: S - pale violet; H - pink; C - pale blue; D - yellow.

Indices: Roi/R/King/K, Dame/D/Queen/Q/ Valet/V/Jack/J, As/A/Ace/A (i.e. one of each in each of the 4 corners)

Size: 55 x 84.5 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card 

£3.50

Nancy by France Cartes, 2007 - Cat Ref 14469 Nancy 
by France Cartes, 2007
Cat Ref: 14469

** ONLY FIVE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

54 views of the town of Nancy. Backs: arms of the town.

Indices: K, Q, J, A (in 2 corners only)

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 2 additional cards 

£3.75

  Palmistry / Jeu de la Main 
by France Cartes
Cat Ref: 11457

Modern edition of a 19C palmistry pack. Each card shows the palm of a hand with lines and explanatory titles. Miniature playing-card design in bottom left hand corner of each card. Other design elements include the 7 colours of the rainbow and the 7 planets which influence Man's destiny.

56 cards + 2 consultant cards + 2 blank + booklet in English, French and German

(AKA 4459) 

£15.50

P'Luch by France Cartes ( P'Luch 
by France Cartes ("Ducale")
Cat Ref: 11838
Suited pack for children with cuddly toys, eg teddy bears on courts and Jokers. Fancy borders and stylised pips (coloured blue on black suits).

Indices R, D, V, 1.

52 cards + 2 Jokers

(AKA 4466) 

£4.50

  Presidents de la Republique Francaise - Les 
by Grimaud, 1980
Cat Ref: 10161
First edition of this pack, featuring French Presidents from 1871 to 1981.

52 cards+ 2 Jokers + 1 additional card

Out of print.

(AKA 1104) 

£8.50
TWIN PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 10161DBL
£17.00


  Rois de France 
by Grimaud
Cat Ref: 10125

52 cards + 2 Jokers

(AKA 102) 

£6.00
TWIN PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 10125DBL
£12.00


  Stanislas 
by Grimaud
Cat Ref: 10137

52 cards + 2 Jokers

Out of print.

(AKA 123) 

£6.00
TWIN PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 10137DBL
£12.00


The Elect (36 card pack) by France Cartes for Russia. - Cat Ref 13082 The Elect (36 card pack) 
by France Cartes for Russia.
Cat Ref: 13082

** ONLY TWO PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Court cards depict un-named Russian politicians of today such as Chernomyrdin, Zhirinovsky and Lebed. Double-ended designs which verge on being caricatures.

36 cards 

£3.00
TWIN PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 13082DBL
£6.00


  Versailles 
by Grimaud
Cat Ref: 10152

** ONLY ONE SINGLE PACK CURRENTLY LEFT IN STOCK **

52 cards + 2 Jokers

(AKA 141) 

£6.00

Vieux Metiers de France by France Cartes, 1993 - Cat Ref 11723 Vieux Metiers de France 
by France Cartes, 1993
Cat Ref: 11723

Courts illustrated with engravings from the 17C showing costumes worn by various tradespeople. Cream coloured backgrounds.

Indices: K, Q, J, A (in all four corners)

Size: 63 x 88 mm

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card

(AKA 4464) 

£6.00