Valeurs actuelles

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Valeurs actuelles
Categories Newsmagazine
Frequency Weekly
Circulation 116,126 (2015)
Founder Raymond Bourgine
Year founded 1966; 51 years ago (1966)
Company Valmonde
Country France
Based in Paris
Language French
ISSN 0049-5794

Valeurs actuelles is a French conservative weekly news magazine published in Paris, France.[1]


Valeurs actuelles was founded in 1966[2] by Raymond Bourgine as an offspring of the weekly Finances, a stock market information review. The magazine gradually became an opinion and generalist publication with a liberal-conservative tendency. In 1971 Valeurs actuelles was relaunched.[3] The magazine is published on a weekly basis.[2][4]

Formerly owned by Socpresse the magazine has been owned by Valmonde, a subsidiary of Sud Communication.[4] The company is owned by Pierre Fabre,[4] who founded Laboratoires Pierre Fabre.[5]

The main articles of the magazine are the editorial, written by François d'Orcival; the lettre de M. de Rastignac ("Rastignac's letter"), a humour piece about French politics that comments on present politicians by calling them by names of supporting characters from Balzac's works. The magazine has a right-wing stance.[6]


Valeurs actuelles is mostly distributed to subscribers. Its circulation in 1981 was 113,000 copies.[7] The estimated circulation of the magazine was 90,000 copies in 1988.[8] The magazine sold 116,126 copies in France in 2015.[9]


Major contributors to the magazine include the following:[10]


  1. ^ "Valeurs Actuelles (Groupe Valmonde)". 118 128 (in French). Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Western Europe 2003. Psychology Press. 30 November 2002. p. 231. ISBN 978-1-85743-152-0. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Serge Berstein; Jean-Pierre Rioux (13 March 2000). The Pompidou Years, 1969-1974. Cambridge University Press. p. 199. ISBN 978-0-521-58061-8. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "France -- Media Guide 2008" (PDF). Open Source Society. 16 July 2008. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Xavier Ternisien, Une filière "Valeurs actuelles" à la tête du "Figaro", Le Monde, 19 July 2012
  6. ^ Thomas Sheehan (24 January 1980). "Paris: Moses and Polytheism". The New York Review of Books. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  7. ^ Raymond Kuhn (7 April 2006). The Media in France. Routledge. p. 69. ISBN 978-1-134-98053-6. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  8. ^ Peter Humphreys (15 May 1996). Mass Media and Media Policy in Western Europe. Manchester University Press. p. 88. ISBN 978-0-7190-3197-7. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Accueil > Chiffres > Valeurs actuelles". ACPM. Archived from the original on 15 March 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  10. ^ Présentation de la rédaction.
  11. ^ Michel Gurfinkiel biography

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