French Regional Edition Cuban Cigars

Along with Spain and Germany, France has always been an important and historic market for Cuban Cigars. French Regional Releases are usually shorter Cigars, but have always hit the mark in terms in quality and flavour.

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2015

Quai d'Orsay Robusto Diplomatico - French flag French Regional Edition

The 2015 French Regional Edition, the Quai d'Orsay Robusto Diplomatico was officially launched at the Cuban Embassy in Paris on Thursday, 26th of November 2015. European Cigar Magazine, CigarJournal covered the launch event on their webpage here. The Robusto Diplomatico follows the tradition of previous French Regional Editions, as many of the releases are from the Quai d'Orsay brand.

Cigar Name: Robusto Diplomatico
Size: Corona Extra
Factory Vitola: Hermosos No. 4
Ring Gauge: 48
Length (mm): 127mm
Year Released: 2015
Packaging Type: Wood Box of 10
Launch Year: 2015
Number Produced: 7000
Information last updated on Wednesday, 2nd March 2016.
Quai d'Orsay Robusto Diplomatico - 2015 French Regional Release. Quai d'Orsay Robusto Diplomatico - 2015 French Regional Release.

2013

Quai d'Orsay Belicoso Royal - French flag French Regional Edition

Quai d'Orsey Belicosos Royal - 2013 French Regional Edition.

News of both the Belicoso Royal and Juan López Minutos first appeared in the French Magazine L'Amateur de Cigare. I first covered this in a news item back in the end of September, 2013.

The Belicoso Royal was finally released in the middle of January 2014, and is currently retailing at around €15 a piece.

Cigar Name: Belicoso Royal
Size: Petit Belicosos
Factory Vitola: Petit Belicoso
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 125mm
Year Released: 2013
Information last updated on Monday, 23rd June 2014.
Quai d'Orsay Belicosos Royal - 2013 French Regional Edition. Quai d'Orsay Belicosos Royal - 2013 French Regional Edition.
A closed box of Quai d'Orsay Belicosos Royal - 2013 French Regional Edition. An open box of Quai d'Orsay Belicosos Royal - 2013 French Regional Edition.

Juan López Minutos - French flag French Regional Edition

News of both the Minutos and Quai d'Orsay Belicoso Royal first appeared in the French Magazine L'Amateur de Cigare. I first covered this in a news item back in the end of September, 2013.

The Minutos were released on the French market in the second week of December 2013, with the Belicosos Royal shortly after.

Cigar Name: Minutos
Size: Petit Corona
Factory Vitola: Minutos
Ring Gauge: 42
Length (mm): 110mm
Year Released: 2013
Information last updated on Sunday, 31st August 2014.
A closed box of Juan Lopez Minutos - 2013 French Regional Edition. An open box of Juan Lopez Minutos - 2013 French Regional Edition. Two boxes of Juan Lopez Minutos - 2013 French Regional Edition.

2011

Quai d'Orsay Robusto Embajador - French flag French Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Robusto Embajador
Size: Petit Robusto
Factory Vitola: Mágicos
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 115mm
Year Released: 2011
Packaging Type: Semi Boite Nature of 10
Launch Year: 2011
Number Produced: 1000
Information last updated on Wednesday, 12th February 2014.
Quay D'Orsay Robusto Embajador - 2011 French Regional Edition

Fonseca Amateur - French flag French Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Amateur
Size: Robusto Extra
Factory Vitola: Gorditos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 141mm
Year Released: 2011
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 10
Launch Year: 2011
Number Produced: 4000
Information last updated on Saturday, 5th July 2014.

2010

Vegas Robaina Petit Robusto - French flag French Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Petit Robusto
Size: Petit Robusto
Factory Vitola: Petit Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 102mm
Year Released: 2010
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 10
Launch Year: 2010
Number Produced: 3500
Information last updated on Sunday, 6th July 2014.

2009

Punch Small Club - French flag French Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Small Club
Size: Petit Robusto
Factory Vitola: Petit Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 102mm
Year Released: 2009
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 10
Launch Year: 2009
Number Produced: 8000
Information last updated on Sunday, 6th July 2014.

El Rey Del Mundo Petit Compañia - French flag French Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Petit Compañia
Size: Petit Pyramid
Factory Vitola: Petit Pirámides
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 127mm
Year Released: 2008
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 10
Launch Year: 2009
Number Produced: 8000
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.
El Rey de Mundo Petit Compania - French Regional Edition

2008

Ramon Allónes Especial de Allones - French flag French Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Especial de Allones
Size: Pyramid
Factory Vitola: Campanas
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 140mm
Year Released: 2008
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 10
Launch Year: 2008
Information last updated on Sunday, 6th July 2014.

Bolívar Petit Libertador - French flag French Regional Edition

The Bolivar Petit Libertador is one of the best French Regional Editions from the last few years. Noted for it's Bolivar-esque flavours, the Petit Libertador is a sort after short Cigar.

Bolivar Petit Libertador
Cigar Name: Petit Libertador
Size: Petit Robusto
Factory Vitola: Petit Robustos
Ring Gauge: 50
Length (mm): 102mm
Year Released: 2008
Packaging Type: Dress Box of 25
Launch Year: 2008
Number Produced: 2800
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.

2006

Juan López Obus - French flag French Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Obus
Size: Pyramid
Factory Vitola: Campanas
Ring Gauge: 52
Length (mm): 140mm
Year Released: 2006
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 10
Launch Year: 2006
Number Produced: 2400
Information last updated on Sunday, 6th July 2014.

Bolívar Libertadores - French flag French Regional Edition

Cigar Name: Libertadores
Size: Double Robusto
Factory Vitola: Sublimes
Ring Gauge: 54
Length (mm): 164mm
Year Released: 2006
Packaging Type: Slide Lid Box of 10
Launch Year: 2006
Number Produced: 2400
Information last updated on Friday, 8th November 2013.