Le Figaro Magazine

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Le Figaro Magazine
CategoriesNews magazine
Circulation408,361 (2014)
PublisherSociété du Figaro S.A.
Year founded1978; 41 years ago (1978)
CompanyFigaro Group
Based inParis
WebsiteLe Figaro Magazine

Le Figaro Magazine is a French language weekly news magazine published in Paris, France. The magazine is the weekly supplement of the daily newspaper Le Figaro.

History and profile[edit]

The magazine is the first supplement of Le Figaro newspaper.[1] It was established in 1978,[2][3] when Le Figaro Littéraire was renamed as Le Figaro Magazine.[4] Louis Pauwels was functional in its start[5][6] and was appointed its director.[7] His daughter, Marie-Claire Pauwels, worked as fashion director of the magazine from 1980 to 2006.[8]

The magazine is part of the Figaro Group.[9][10] The group also owns the daily newspaper Le Figaro and the magazines Le Particulier and Madame Figaro Magazine.[9][11] Le Figaro Magazine is published by Société du Figaro S.A. on a weekly basis and is sold with Le Figaro on Saturdays.[12]

The headquarters of Le Figaro Magazine is in Paris.[12] It provides articles on news about political events and current affairs.[13] The weekly also features articles concerning art, music and literature.[13] The magazine has a right-wing stance as Le Figaro.[14] One of the concepts the magazine opposes is cosmopolitanism, which refers to non-European immigration to France.[15] The weekly supported the New Right movement in France.[15] Some GRECE members, an ethnonationalist think-tank, sit on the editorial team of the magazine.[16][17] Louis Pauwels, who directed and founded the magazine, was a member of GRECE,[5] and Alain de Benoist, founder of the organization, was also one of the regular contributors.[7] This close connection between the magazine and GRECE continued until 1980.[18] Although the magazine remained loyal to its conservative stance, it began to support for neoliberalism.[18]

Alexis Brezet [fr] served as the editor-in-chief of the weekly.[19]


By the end of 1979, Le Figaro Magazine had nearly half a million readers.[20] The magazine sold 497,585 copies during the 2003-2004 period.[21] The circulation of the magazine was 448,000 copies during the 2007–2008 period.[22] In 2009, its circulation was 424,385 copies.[23][24] In 2013, the magazine had a circulation of 431,865 copies.[25] Its circulation fell to 408,361 copies in 2014.[26]


  1. ^ "Le Figaro Magazine moves to Méthode". EidosMedia. Paris. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  2. ^ Michael Palmer; Jeremy Tunstall (19 October 2006). Media Moguls. Routledge. p. 148. ISBN 978-1-134-93734-9. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  3. ^ Alex Hughes; Keith A Reader (11 March 2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture. Routledge. p. 213. ISBN 978-1-134-78866-8. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Société du Figaro S.A. - Company Profile". Reference for Business. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  5. ^ a b Anton Shekhovtsov (2009). "Aleksandr Dugin's Neo-Eurasianism: The New Right à la Russe". Religion Compass. 3 (4). Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  6. ^ Anne Boulay (29 January 1997). "Louis Pauwels: Figaro-ci, dérapages-là. Le fondateur du "Figaro Magazine" est mort hier à 76 ans". Libération (in French). Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  7. ^ a b Thomas Sheehan (24 January 1980). "Paris: Moses and Polytheism". The New York Review of Books. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  8. ^ Natasha Montrose (23 May 2011). "Marie-Claire Pawels, Le Figaro Editor, Dies at 66". Women's Wear Daily. Paris. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Our Vision". The Figaro Group. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  10. ^ Felicia Greiff (25 March 2016). "After Taking On Blockers, Le Figaro Group Partners With AppNexus". MediaPost. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Figaro Group". Groupe Dassault. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  12. ^ a b "Le Figaro Magazine". Publicitas. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  13. ^ a b "Le Figaro Magazine". LexisNexis. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  14. ^ Fabien Jannic-Cherbonnel (2 February 2014). "French weekly magazines review". Radio France Internationale. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  15. ^ a b Charles Tshimanga; Ch. Didier Gondola; Peter J. Bloom, eds. (30 October 2009). Frenchness and the African Diaspora: Identity and Uprising in Contemporary France. Indiana University Press. p. 261. ISBN 0-253-00390-3. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  16. ^ James Shields (7 May 2007). The Extreme Right in France: From Pétain to Le Pen. Routledge. p. 269. ISBN 978-1-134-86110-1. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  17. ^ Richard F. Kuisel (2012). The French Way: How France Embraced and Rejected American Values and Power. Princeton University Press. p. 74. ISBN 0-691-15181-4. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  18. ^ a b Nathalie Krikorian (1986). "Européanisme, nationalisme, libéralisme dans les éditoriaux de Louis Pauwels (Figaro-Magazine, 1977-1984)". CNRS (in French). 12 (12). Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  19. ^ "Change of leadership at French daily Le Figaro stirs rumours". Expatica. 12 July 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  20. ^ Tomislav Sunic; Alain de Benoist (2011). Against Democracy and Equality. Arktos. p. 66. ISBN 978-1-907166-25-9. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  21. ^ E. Martin (30 November 2005). Marketing Identities Through Language: English and Global Imagery in French Advertising. Palgrave Macmillan UK. p. 6. ISBN 978-0-230-51190-3. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  22. ^ Anne Austin; et al. (2008). "Western Europe Market & Media Fact" (PDF). ZenithOptimedia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  23. ^ Raymond Kuhn (1 March 2011). The Media In Contemporary France. McGraw-Hill Education (UK). p. 4. ISBN 978-0-335-23622-0. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  24. ^ "World Magazine Trends 2010/2011" (PDF). FIPP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  25. ^ "Market Data. France". Media Passport. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  26. ^ "Presse Magazine". OJD. Archived from the original on 19 March 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015.

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