Le Journal Du Dimanche
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Le Journal Du Dimanche

Le Journal du Dimanche
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TypeWeekly newspaper
FormatLarge tabloid
Owner(s)Hachette Filipacchi Médias
Founder(s)Pierre Lazareff
Founded1948; 72 years ago (1948)
HeadquartersParis, France
Circulation257,280 (2010)

Le Journal du Dimanche (English: Sunday's newspaper) is a French weekly newspaper published on Sundays in France.

History and profile

Le Journal du Dimanche was created by Pierre Lazareff in 1948.[1] He was managing editor of France Soir at that time.[1]

The weekly paper belongs to the Lagardère Group[2] through Hachette Filipacchi Médias.[3] The company is also the publisher of the paper[4] which is based in Paris[3] and which is published on Sundays.[5]

Le Journal du Dimanche was published in broadsheet format until 1999 when it began to be published in the Berliner format.[2] On 6 March 2011 the paper again changed its format and became published in large tabloid format.[2]

In the period of 2001-2002 Le Journal du Dimanche had a circulation of 275,000 copies.[4] Its 2009 circulation was 269,000 copies.[1] Between January and December 2010 the paper had a circulation of 257,280 copies.[2]


  • Alain Genestar
  • Jean-Claude Maurice between 1999 and December 2005.
  • Jacques Espérandieu (ex-Le Parisien) between December 2005 and May 2008.
  • Christian de Villeneuve between May 2008 and February 2010
  • Olivier Jay between March 2010 and December 2011
  • Jerôme Bellay since January 2012


  1. ^ a b c "Le Journal du Dimanche". Euro Topics. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "Newspaper Journal du Dimanche: a new format, a new approach". Publicitas. 3 March 2011. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Le Journal du Dimanche". Publicitas. Archived from the original on 3 April 2015. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Top 50 Finance/Business/News magazines worldwide (by circulation)" (PDF). Magazine Organization. Archived from the original (Report) on 13 December 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "Weekly Magazines: Second in a Series on French Media". Wikileaks. 1 December 2006. Retrieved 2015.
  • Article on the French Wikipedia.

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