- Annual closing from Sunday, August 29, 2021 evening to Thursday, September 9, 2021 in the morning
- All visitors must present a health pass to access our exhibitions and cultural events as of 21 July. The health pass is not required to access our reading rooms. More details here [in French]
- Opening hours and access information may be subject to change. Check them before your visit.
RetroNews, the newspaper website of the BnF
To increase digitization of newspapers and make those precious resources more accessible, BnF-Partenariats, a subsidiary of the BnF, has elaborated and developed a new online service entirely dedicated to old newspapers : retronews.fr . More than hundred different newspapers are digitized, enhanced and put online each month on this site, accessible to everybody.
What is RetroNews?
RetroNews, the newspaper website of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, gives freely access to more than 400 newspaper titles published between 1631 and 1950. Complementary to the resources presented on Gallica, RetroNews is all in one a digital space to consult archives, a research tool and a media for everybody to discover the history of newspaper archives.
The archives on RetroNews come either from already digitized resources by the BnF and also accessible on Gallica or are digitized by BNF-Partenariats. You may research all those newspapers in Gallica, in the general catalogue of the BnF and soon on data.bnf.fr.
RetroNews offers advanced research tools for press collections and complementary editorial contents (articles, large formats, video, audio…) to discover history throughout newspapers.
Presentation of RetroNews [in french]
Qu'est-ce que RetroNews ? — Présentation du site de presse de la BnF BnF