Le Pèlerin

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1913 cover of Le Pèlerin.

Le Pèlerin, today simply called Pèlerin, is a French weekly news magazine published in France.

History and profile[edit]

It was started as a newsletter in 1872.[1] Le Pèlerin was first published as a weekly magazine by the Assumptionists on 12 July 1873.[1] In 1877 it became an illustrated weekly.[1]

The magazine is owned and published by Bayard Presse.[1][2] It is one of the Catholic publications in France together with La Croix and Notre Temps.[3] All of them are part of Bayard Press.[3]

Pèlerin has three main sections: current news, religious and spiritual news, and news on family, recreation and culture.[4]

In 2010 the circulation of Pèlerin was 242,255 copies.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Bayard SA. Company profile". Reference for Business. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "World Magazine Trends 2010/2011" (PDF). FIPP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Michel Forsé; Jean-Pierre Jaslin (29 April 1993). Recent Social Trends in France, 1960-1990. McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. p. 192. ISBN 978-0-7735-6323-0. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "News and Business Content Bulletin" (PDF). Lexis Nexis. April 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 

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