Best Free French Fonts

The Best Free French Fonts
We couldn’t resist the temptation to put together a few of the prettiest, most sophisticated {free} French fonts at The Graphics Fairy!
There is a variety this month, including delicate scripts and blockier fonts perfect for signs.  These fonts would be great to add to French clip art for your printable projects, hand painting, and lettering projects.  There are also two great graphic fonts that include a variety of French style ornaments and Fleur de Lis!
Here are the
links to this month’s free French font picks.  Just click on the links
below to download the fonts.  Please be sure to read any
information that comes with the font as to its use too.  Enjoy!
Free French Fonts

1.   Ecolier by Jean Douteau

2.   Upper East Side by David Rakowski

3.   Croissant One by Eduardo Tunni   (click on the icon with the arrow that says ttf)

4.   FHA Condensed Shaded by The Fontry

5.   Campanile by Dieter Steffmann

6.   CF Paris by CloutierFontes   (click on the icon with the arrow that says ttf)

7.   Party at Gatsby’s by Tysmagic

8.   FHA Nicholson by The Fontry

9.   The French by Intellecta Design

10. Dingleberries Font by Lauren Thompson

Eiffel Tower from The Graphics Fairy

French Ribbon Banner from The Graphics Fairy

Vintage Cake from The Graphics Fairy
French Clip Art from The Graphics Fairy

French Typography from The Graphics Fairy
Thanks for stopping by today and we hope you can incorporate these great French fonts in to your projects!



*A note about downloading, installing & using fonts: 
There are a lot of sites out there that offer free fonts.  Some are set
up mostly to display ads, and others take you to suspicious files &
links.  Even some legitimate sites run confusing ads that feature
images that say “download”, when it’s for another product.  While we
don’t recommend one free font website over another, we
have tried to link to the more straightforward sites to make finding
the font easier for you.  If you click on anything that looks like an
application or .exe file, stop, it’s not what you want, and is probably
malware.  Don’t forget to follow the site’s specific
directions to download and install the font.  If you are a crafter and
will be selling your work, please be sure to read any files or
information that comes with the font.  Some fonts have restrictions on
the commercial use of a font for mass production quantities and on the
sharing / redistribution of the font file itself.



  1. Thank you so much for this Karen! And for the instructions on downloading, installing and using the fonts :-)

  2. These are amazing!! Oh the possibilities!! Thank you!!

  3. Crafty grandma says:

    omg! you must be reading my mind…I was looking through my mom’s album my daughter and I made for my mother’s 80th b’day. My mom was born and raised in France and this book was only memories of her life in France. The pics were minimal mostly of her courtship with my dad, her wedding pics, and some of her friends. In one of them, she is in Paris and I had thought too bad the picture of the Eiffel tower is faded and voila! your clip art is not only the Eiffel tower but the printing to go along with it. I was debating if I was going to handwrite the journaling or leave it in a corresponding who’s who booklet…I think I have my answer now that I have seen the pretty fonts! The album (done some 9 years ago) was done on black background with minimal color so a splash of color will do no harm. Unfortunately she will never see it since she passed away 4 years ago but her grand-daughter loves to look at the pictures. Oddly enough she keeps asking whose that I tell her your it’s grandma’s mommy she laughs and says noooooo it’s YOU grandma! TFS!

  4. Hi Karen,
    Thanks for the lovely fonts, just wondering what font you used (the at the bottom of the page? I think this font would be lovely in a number of ways!

  5. What a wonderful set of fonts (and images). I especially love “party at gatsby’s”! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. Kim Morgan says:

    I can see my font collection — let’s not call it an addiction — is going to get a few more additions!

  7. Thanks for the lovely fonts, I only wish I could work out exactly how to use them as being a total technophobe still living in the dark ages, I need the kindergarten guide for doing what appears to be easy to everyone else! I clicked on the font then clicked on download but I can’t see how to install them, can anyone with lots of patience help me please?

    • Angela –
      It will depend on the computer you have and how it’s set up, but here are instructions that should work in most cases. You may want to do a quick search in YouTube for how to install a font to see a video of this.
      First, go to one of the links above for a font you like. This takes you to a webpage where you can download the font files; hit download. Your computer should prompt you where you want to save the file. Pick a place you’ll remember (like your desktop, or a downloads folder). After a few seconds the font will be downloaded on your computer. Navigate to that location. Fonts are usually downloaded as ZIP files — multiple files in one zipped up folder. Double click on that file to unZIP it. Your font usually contains a text file that explains font (how you can use it, who created it etc.) Read that file for your information. There will also be the actual font file your computer reads to produce that specific font. It’s file type is usually an OpenType Format (OTF) or TrueType Format (TTF). Double click on the file. At the top you’ll see a button for “Install” — click that to install it and it should go where it needs to on your computer to read it in properly. Now when you’re in your computer programs — Microsoft word, Photoshop etc., you will see your new font in the drop down list & can use it!

      • Emily-
        Thanks for your help, between your advice and YouTube I managed to work it out, so now have some brand new shiny fonts to play with!!

  8. The graphics caught my eye ~ love them ~ and I am a font hoarder. I never use them, I just like to look at them! Thanks for sharing, Karen.

    Mary Beth

  9. I have been following you and receiving newsletters for a long time now and I just want to say thank you for your generosity in sharing all your graphics and images. I love them all .. love and thanks. JC

  10. Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all people you really understand what you are talking about!
    Bookmarked. Please also consult with my website =). We can have
    a link trade agreement among us

  11. Merci beaucoup for all the lovely fonts and images. I am a high school French teacher, so I am excited to use these to add some French flair to classroom signs, posters and even vocabulary PowerPoints.

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