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

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

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. "L'Illustré". Adnative. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  2. 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. "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. ""L'Illustré" celebrated its 90th anniversary with a redesign". Mags360. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  7. "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.
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.