French and Francophone

French resources

1. French Resources in Metropolitan France

1.1 archives

Centre de Documentation de la Musique Contemporaine
On this site you will find information about musical biographies, festivals, concerts, theatre pogrammes and seminars. You just have to register. 

Archives nationales de France
The National Archives of France contain material from the Merovingian period to the current day. Some documents are available in online versions. Free access on presentation of appropriate ID. Photocopying facilities available. There are 3 types of entry cards: daily, temporary, annual. The following institutions are under the umbrella of the National archives:

Archives de France
This governmental institution has an advisory role in relation to the organization of all French national archives.

Ministère des Affaires étrangères
These archives hold the materials of the ministry archives, embassies, consulates, former protectorates and mandated territorie.

Centre des Archives diplomatiques de Nantes (CADN)
17 rue du Casterneau, 44000 Nantes.
Tel.: 00 33 02 51 77 25 25
Fax: 00 33 02 51 77 24 60

Centre des archives économiques et financières
9 rue de l'Aluminium, 77176 Savigny-Le-Temple.
Tel.: 00 33 01 64 87 79 24 or 25 or 26
Fax: 00 33 01 64 87 80 16

Archives Portal Europe provides access to information on archival material from different European countries as well as information on archival institutions throughout the continent.