Working in French Archives

The Society for the Study of French History offers a range of guidance documents relating to the practical aspects of doing research in French archives. These are available below, and will provide a useful starting point for postgraduate students (as well as other researchers) working on French history.

Archives Diplomatiques, Nantes [Word]
Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères, la Courneuve [Word]
Archives Nationales d’outre mer, Aix-en-Provence [Word]
Archives Nationales (site de Paris) [Word]
Archives Nationales (Pierrefite) [PDF]
Researching Algeria at the Archives Nationales d’Outre-Mer, Aix-en-Provence [Word]

Using Early Modern French Archives [Word]
Early Modern Archives [pdf]

Bordeaux archive