Le Dauphiné libéré
History and profile
Founded in 1945, it takes the name from the former province of Dauphiné. Le Dauphiné libéré is produced in 24 different editions covering events in eight French departments, mainly in the region Rhône-Alpes:
- Ain (Pays de Gex only)
- Hautes-Alpes (in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)
- Vaucluse (in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)
The paper is published in broadsheet format. The print service is in Veurey-Voroize in the agglomeration of Grenoble. Until 2010 Le Dauphiné libéré organised the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré, an important race in the lead-up to the Tour de France. The race then became the Critérium du Dauphiné.
The 1998 circulation of Le Dauphiné libéré was 259,000 copies. The paper had a circulation of 259,000 copies both in 2001 and in 2003. The circulation of the paper was 213,664 copies in 2014.
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