Le Parisien

Le Parisien (pronounced [lə paʁizjɛ̃]; French for "The Parisian") is a French daily newspaper covering both international and national news, and local news of Paris and its suburbs. It is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, better known as LVMH.

The paper was established as Le Parisien libéré (meaning "The Freed Parisian" in English) by Émilien Amaury in 1944,[2][3] and was published for the first time on August 22, 1944. The paper was originally launched as the organ of the French underground during the German occupation of France in World War II.[3]

The name was changed to the current one in 1986.[2] A national edition exists, called Aujourd'hui en France (meaning "Today in France" in English).

Le Parisien had a circulation near to one million copies in the early 1970s.[5] The paper reached a circulation of 659,200 copies on April 24, 1995 the day after the first round of the presidential election.[2] In the period of 1995–1996 the paper had a circulation of 451,159 copies.[6]

The combined circulation of Le Parisien was 485,000 copies in 2001.[7] The paper had a circulation of 147,143 copies and a combined circulation of 360,505 copies in 2002.[8] It was the second largest regional newspaper in France with a combined circulation of 530,000 copies in 2008,[9] behind Ouest-France, which had a circulation of about 800,000 copies. The circulation of Le Parisien was 229,638 copies in 2014.[10]The circulation of Le Parisien was 264,952 copies in 2020.[11]