The weekly magazine Le Nouvel Observateur was founded by former Resistance fighters in 1954 and has the highest circulation of all the French weekly magazines. In 2014 following its takeover by the investor trio Pigasse-Niel-Bergé, which also owns the majority stake in Le Monde since 2010, it was renamed to L'Obs. In 2015 it was designated "Magazine of the Year" by the Syndicat des éditeurs de la presse magazine (SEPM).

Political orientation Left-wing
Circulation 216,000 (2019)
Frequency of publication Weekly on Thursdays
Visits 30.000.000 – 40.000.000
Online payment model Content partially fee-based
Location Paris, France
Publisher Le Nouvel Observateur du Monde, SA
Area of distribution Nationwide
Established 1964
Address 67/69 avenue Pierre Mendès-France, 75013 Paris
Phone 0033 1 44 88 34 34
Twitter @LeNouvelObs