Groupe Flammarion

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Groupe Flammarion
Parent companyGroupe Madrigall
FounderErnest Flammarion
Country of originFrance
Headquarters locationCafé Voltaire, Paris
Publication typesBooks, Magazines
ImprintsAutrement, Casterman, J'ai Lu, Jungle

Groupe Flammarion (French: [gʁup flamaʁjɔ̃]) is a French publishing group, comprising many units, including its namesake, founded in 1876 by Ernest Flammarion, as well as units in distribution, sales, printing and bookshops (La Hune and Flammarion Center). Flammarion became part of the Italian media conglomerate RCS MediaGroup in 2000. Éditions Gallimard acquired Flammarion from RCS MediaGroup in 2012.[1] Subsidiaries include Casterman. Its headquarters in Paris are in the building that was the former Café Voltaire (named in honour of the writer and philosopher Voltaire), located on the Place de l'Odeon in the current 6th arrondissement of Paris.

Flammarion is a subsidiary of Groupe Madrigall, the third largest French publishing group.[2]


Ernest Flammarion successfully launched his family publishing venture in 1875 with the Treaty of Popular Astronomy of his brother, the astronomer Camille Flammarion. The firm published Émile Zola, Maupassant, and Jules Renard, as well as Hector Malot, Colette, and a wide list of medical, scientific, geographical, and historical works, including also the Père Castor children's series.[3]


  • Arthaud
  • Aubier
  • Autrement
  • Baam!
  • Casterman
  • Champs
  • Chan-Ok
  • Climats
  • Etonnants Classiques
  • Flammarion
  • Flammarion Jeunesse
  • Flammarion Québec
  • GF
  • J'ai Lu
  • Jungle Editions
  • KSTR
  • La Maison Rustique
  • Librio
  • Père Castor
  • Pygmalion
  • Pygmalion Fantasy
  • Sakka
  • Skira-Flammarion

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  1. ^ Page, Benedicte (6 September 2012). "Flammarion sold to Gallimard". The Bookseller. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  2. ^ Beuve-Méry, Alain (26 June 2015). "Antoine Gallimard, seul maître à bord du troisième groupe d'édition français". Le Monde. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Qui sommes nous?" [Who are we?]. Groupe Flammarion (in French). Retrieved 2017-09-05.

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