|Owner(s)||Groupe Bernard Tapie|
|Publisher||Hachette Filipacchi Medias|
History and profile
In 1997 La Provence was created in Marseille from the merger of two daily newspapers, Le Provençal of former Interior Minister Gaston Defferre and the Le Méridional of shipowner and congressman, Jean Alfred Fraissinet.
La Provence was jointly owned by the Groupe Hersant Média and the Groupe Bernard Tapie until July 2013 when the latter became the sole owner of the paper. The publisher of the paper is Hachette Filipacchi Medias, a subsidiary of Lagardère.
- "Bernard Tapie becomes sole shareholder of La Provence after split with Hersant family". WAN IFRA. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
- "Reporters Without Borders accuse businessman Bernard Tapie". Reporters without Borders. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
- Hartmut Walravens (1 January 2006). International Newspaper Librarianship for the 21st Century. Walter de Gruyter. p. 101. ISBN 978-3-598-44020-5. Retrieved 24 February 2015.