History

  • 1826-1864

    1826-1864

    1826-1864

    1826
    • Louis Hachette (1800-1864) buys Brédif, a Paris bookstore and lays lays the foundation for what is today one of Hachette's main areas of activity in the media sector: book publishing, the press and distribution.
    1852
    • Louis Hachette was one first people in France to publish an entertainment magazine, Le Journal pour Tous, aimed at the general reader.
    1855
    • Louis Hachette is one of the first publishers in France to bring out a magazine designed to entertain the general public: Le Journal Pour Tous.
    1863
    • Louis Hachette begins to publish the Dictionary of the French Language by his friend Littré.
    1864
    • Death of Louis Hachette.
  • 1865-1945

    1865-1945

  • 1945-1980

    1945-1980

  • 1981-1991

    1981-1991

  • 1992-1999

    1992-1999

  • 2000-2002

    2000-2002

  • 2003-2006

    2003-2006

  • 2007-2010

    2007-2010

  • 2011-2013

    2011-2013

  • 2014-2016

    2014-2016

  • 2017-2021

    2017-2021

Message from the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

"The conversion of Lagardère SCA into a joint-stock company (société anonyme) with a Board of Directors in 2021 marked a new chapter in the Group's history. Our governance is now characterised by a calm and constructive relationship with our main shareholders, which reinforces the integrity and durability of our Group..."

The group's activities

Created in 1992, Lagardère is an international group with operations in more than 40 countries worldwide. It employs around 27,000 people and generated revenue of €5,130 million in 2021.
The Group is structured around two priority divisions.

 

The group's values

Lagardère's values and corporate culture are founded on two pillars: its rich and varied history and the commitment of the people, past and present, who represent it.