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History

1826-1864

1826
  • Louis Hachette (1800-1864) buys Brédif, a Paris bookstore and lays lays the foundation for what is today one of Hachette's main areas of activity in the media sector: book publishing, the press and distribution.
1852
  • Louis Hachette was one first people in France to publish an entertainment magazine, Le Journal pour Tous, aimed at the general reader.
1855
  • Louis Hachette is one of the first publishers in France to bring out a magazine designed to entertain the general public: Le Journal Pour Tous.
1863
  • Louis Hachette begins to publish the Dictionary of the French Language by his friend Littré.
1864
  • Death of Louis Hachette.

Press releases

2021/10/21

The 39th Asterix album hits bookshops today!

2021/10/13

Information relating to the total number of voting rights and shares making up the share capital of Lagardère SA as of October 13, 2021(1)

Arnaud Lagardère Editorial

"First and foremost, I hope that you and those you hold dear are holding up well and are in good health.
Faced with the unparalleled crisis brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and which shaped 2020, our Group was able to react swiftly to mitigate its impacts as much as possible..."
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The group's activities

 

Created in 1992, Lagardère is an international group with operations in more than 40 countries worldwide.
It employs some 28,000 people and generated revenue of €4,439 million in 2020.
Since 2018, under the impetus of the Group's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Arnaud Lagardère, the Group has undergone a strategic refocusing around two priority divisions.

 

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The group's values

Lagardère's values and corporate culture are founded on two pillars: its rich and varied history and the commitment of the people, past and present, who represent it.