Groupe Flammarion

Groupe Flammarion (French: [gʁup flamaʁjɔ̃]) is the fourth-largest publishing group in France, comprising many units, including its namesake, founded in 1876 by Ernest Flammarion, as well as units in distribution, sales, printing and bookshops (La Hune and Flammarion Center). Flammarion became part of the Italian media conglomerate RCS MediaGroup in 2000. Éditions Gallimard acquired Flammarion from RCS MediaGroup in 2012.[1] Subsidiaries include Casterman and Fluide Glacial.

Groupe Flammarion
Parent companyÉditions Gallimard
FounderErnest Flammarion
Country of originFrance
Headquarters locationParis
Publication typesBooks, Magazines
ImprintsAutrement, Casterman, Fluide Glacial, J’ai Lu, Jungle


Ernest Flammarion successfully launched his family publishing venture in 1875 with the Treaty of Popular Astronomy of his brother, the astronomer Camille Flammarion. The firm published Émile Zola, Maupassant, and Jules Renard as well as Hector Malot, Colette, and a wide list of medical, scientific, geographical, and historical works, including also the Père Castor children's series.[2]


  • Arthaud
  • Aubier
  • Autrement
  • Baam!
  • Casterman
  • Champs
  • Chan-Ok
  • Climats
  • Etonnants Classiques
  • Flammarion
  • Flammarion Jeunesse
  • Flammarion Québec
  • Fluide Glacial
  • GF
  • J'ai Lu
  • Jungle Editions
  • KSTR
  • La Maison Rustique
  • Librio
  • Père Castor
  • Pygmalion
  • Pygmalion Fantasy
  • Sakka
  • Skira-Flammarion


  1. Page, Benedicte (6 September 2012). "Flammarion sold to Gallimard". The Bookseller. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  2. "Qui sommes nous?" [Who are we?]. Groupe Flammarion (in French). Retrieved 2017-09-05.

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