La Semaine de Suzette

La Semaine de Suzette was a French magazine aimed at girls, which appeared from 1905 until 1960. It contained early comics like Bécassine.

La Semaine de Suzette
CategoriesGirl's magazine
PublisherGautier & Languereau
FounderHenri Gautier
First issue2 February 1905
Final issue25 August 1960


La Semaine de Suzette (Suzette's Week) started in 1905[1] as a magazine aimed at conservative, Catholic French girls, published by Gautier & Languereau. The founder was Henri Gautier. It contained stories and comics, but also patterns for doll clothes, e.g. for the magazine's mascot Bleuette.[2] Readers were mainly Catholic middle-class girls aged between 8 and 18.[1]

La Semaine de Suzette was published weekly on Thursdays.[1] The first issue appeared on 2 February 1905, and the last on 25 August 1960, with a break during World War II from 6 June 1940 until 30 May 1946.[3]

Many of the text stories which appeared in La Semaine de Suzette were later republished in the Bibliothèque de Suzette (Suzette's Library), which existed between 1919 and 1965.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "The children's magazine La Semaine de Suzette". Paris Musée de la Poupée. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  2. ^ Juliette Peers (2004). The Fashion Doll. Berg Publishers. p. 21. ISBN 9781859737439. Retrieved 19 August 2008. La Semaine de Suzette.
  3. ^ a b "From La Semaine de Suzette to Bibliothèque de Suzette". Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2008.

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