Le Monde

Daily newspaper


The first edition of the daily paper Le Monde in 1944 consisted of a single page printed on both sides. Today it is regarded as France's most influential newspaper. It was sold to private investors in 2010 after running into financial difficulties. Prior to this journalists and employees had a shareholder majority. In 2019, the journalists at Le Monde were able to introduce new rules, giving them a greater say in the entry of new majority shareholders.

Political orientation Centre-left
Circulation 350,000 (2020)
Frequency of publication Daily
Visits 100.000.000 – 150.000.000
Online payment model Content partially fee-based
Location Paris, France
Publisher Société Editrice du Monde
Area of distribution Nationwide
Established 1944
Address 67/69, avenue Pierre Mendès France, 75707 Paris cedex 13
Phone 0033 1 57 28 20 00
Email international@lemonde.fr
Twitter @lemondefr