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Editor-in-chiefMichel Jeanneret
CategoriesConsumer magazine
Circulation76,697 (2014)
PublisherL'illustré publishing
Year founded1921
First issue10 September 1921; 98 years ago (1921-09-10)
CompanyRingier AG
Based inLausanne

L'Illustré is a French language weekly consumer magazine published in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is one of the earliest magazines published in the country.

History and profile

L'Illustré was first published in Romandie on 10 September 1921.[1][2] The magazine was printed and published in Zofingen. During its initial phase the magazine covered French translations of the articles published in the Swiss German magazine SIZ.[2] Over time it had its own editorial profile, leaving its German focus.[2]

L'Illustré is part of the Ringier AG and is based in Lausanne.[1][3] The magazine is published on a weekly basis by L'illustré publishing.[3] Michel Jeanneret is the editor-in-chief.[3] In December 2014 Ringier AG and Axel Springer SE reported that they would establish a new joint venture under the name of Ringier Axel Springer Medien Schweiz and that L'Illustré would be part of this company among the other publications.[4]

L'Illustré is a popular magazine, and covers both celebrity portraits and ideas for the families.[3][5] In April 2010 the magazine was redesigned.[6] Its coverage expanded to include sections about travel, fashion, beauty, wellness and food in addition to those on celebrities, current events, cars and decoration among the others.[6]


Between July 2004 and June 2005 L'Illustré had a circulation of 108,798 copies.[7] It was 106,144 copies between July 2005 and June 2006 and 104,279 copies between July 2006 and June 2007.[7] Its circulation became 99,547 copies between July 2007 and June 2008.[7] The circulation of L'Illustré was 76,697 copies in 2014 and its readership was 338,000 in the second half of 2014.[3]

See also


  1. ^ a b "L'Illustré". Adnative. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Thomas Häussler; Peter Meier (2006). "Ringier's expansion to Eastern Europe in the 1990s" (Conference paper). Institute of Communication and Media Studies. Berne. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e "L'illustré". Ringier. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Ringier and Axel Springer plan to establish a joint venture in Switzerland". Axel Springer. 18 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  5. ^ Peter Garrett (8 April 2010). Attitudes to Language. Cambridge University Press. p. 145. ISBN 978-1-139-48682-8. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  6. ^ a b ""L'Illustré" celebrated its 90th anniversary with a redesign". Mags360. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  7. ^ a b c "New circulation figures from July 2007 to June 2008". Adnative. 1 October 2008. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2015.

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