La Voix du Nord (daily)

La Voix du Nord (French: [la vwa dy nɔʁ]; lit. The Voice of the North or The Voice of Nord) is a regional daily newspaper from the north of France. Its headquarters are in Lille.[1]

La Voix du Nord
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TypeRegional daily newspaper
Owner(s)Rossel Group
Founded1941; 79 years ago (1941)
Circulation231,066 (2014)
WebsiteVoix du Nord

History and profileEdit

Voix du Nord was one of the underground newspapers founded in German-occupied France during World War II. The paper first appeared in Lille in April 1941 at a time when the region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais was being ruled by a German military government in Brussels.[2] The newspaper's tag-line described itself as the "Resistance organ of French Flanders."[2] The paper is part of the Belgian company, Rossel group,[3] which also owns the major Belgian newspaper Le Soir, that bought it from Socpresse in 2006.

Voix du Nord is published in tabloid. The paper sponsors the Grand Prix de Fourmies bicycle race.


The 1998 circulation of Voix du Nord was 323,000 copies.[1] It was 332,000 copies in 2000[4] and 320,000 copies in 2001.[5] The circulation of the paper was 307,191 copies in 2002.[6] The paper had a circulation of 315,000 copies in 2003.[7] Its 2014 circulation was 231,066 copies.[8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b William Kidd; Sian Reynolds (1 May 2014). Contemporary French Cultural Studies. Routledge. p. 235. ISBN 978-1-4441-6556-2. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b Julian Jackson (2001). France: The Dark Years, 1940–1944 (1st ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 412. ISBN 0-19-820706-9.
  3. ^ "Belgian French-language news publishers, authors societies and Google reach partnership agreement" (PDF). Copie Presse. Brussels. 13 December 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Top 100 dailies 2000". campaign. 16 November 2001. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  5. ^ Adam Smith (15 November 2002). "Europe's Top Papers". Campaign. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Media Markets and Newspapers" (PDF). SFN Flash. 7 (1). 7 January 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 August 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  7. ^ "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  8. ^ "La Voix du Nord". OJD. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2015.

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