Revenues: 334.6 million euros
Advertising market share (volume): 10.9%
Managing director: Carmine Perna
Auto Plus Classiques
Guerres & Histoire
L'Ami des Jardins
L'Auto Journal Evasion & 4X4
La Revue Nationale de la Chasse
Le Chasseur Français
Les Cahiers de Science & Vie
Les Veillés des Chaumières
Modes & Travaux
Science & Vie
Science & Vie Découvertes
Science & Vie Junior
Télé Star Jeux
Mondadori France was founded in September 2006 following the acquisition of Emap France, one of France's leading magazine publishers: every month 20.35 million people over age 15, or 40% of the French population, reads at least one Mondadori France magazine (Source: Audipresse, ONE study).
Entry into the French magazine market, Europe's biggest both in terms of revenue and advertising, is part of Mondadori’s international development strategy. Its aim is to exploit the company's publishing know-how and leadership in the European magazine market on a global scale.
Mondadori France publishes 31 magazines in the women’s, men’s, TV guide and leisure segments. Among its most successful titles are the weekly Closer and monthlies Science & Vie, Télé Star, Biba and Pleine Vie. In addition, there is Auto Plus, the country’s top car magazine, which is produced along with the monthlies Auto-Journal and Sport Auto by EMAS, a 50-50 joint venture created with German publisher Axel Springer in 1988.
In August 2009, Mondadori’s portfolio in France was expanded with an important new magazine in the upmarket segment: Grazia, the country’s first current affairs and fashion weekly for women.
Grazia France immediately won over French readers thanks to its innovative formula, based on the unmistakable ‘Grazia style’ and a mix of content not found elsewhere, comprised of current affairs – with the week’s 10 stories – plus celebrities, fashion, beauty and lifestyle.