La Croix, a national daily newspaper since 1883, reports on current events, combining information with beliefs, and, in presenting the news, is optimistic about mankind and events. There are five main news sections in La Croix: France – World – Economy – Religion – Culture. La Croix also has a website and a content-rich app which provide constantly updated news throughout the day, and are enhanced by multimedia elements (computer graphics, videos, podcasts, etc.).
La Croix is also :
- Urbi & Orbi, a website and religious news feed dedicated to religious information from Rome, France and around the world, in partnership with La Documentation Catholique which every three months (and for the past eighty years) publishes confirmed information about the life of the universal Church with a selection of essential texts, the Pope’s addresses, and acts of the Holy See, all of which are accurately translated;
- La Croix Campus, a monthly magazine for 15 to 20-year-olds, helping them to make sense of current events in order to understand today’s world (a joint publication La Croix–Phosphore) ;
- event-driven and cultural partnerships, travel organisation, coverage of important events, etc.
- La Croix International, religious news in English, La Croix in Spanish, and La Croix Africa, the website for religious news in Africa (in French).
La Croix l’Hebdo : understand, really
Rooted in the fundamentals of La Croix (information of quality and hope), this weekly magazine offers a peaceful space in the flow of the events, to understand the stakes of the world and question how we build it.
La Croix l’Hebdo is a newspaper of convictions but not a closed space for ready-made opinions. A space for debate, for conversation and sharing experiences. In this spirit, La Croix l’Hebdo is a newspaper for the road.
Le Pèlerin: current events with a human face
Le Pèlerin is a magazine which offers optimistic and constructive points of view, suggesting solutions in a humanist, free tone with a Christian perspective. It has its roots in France’s regions, and enjoys the proximity with its readers: Le Pèlerin federates them as much as it informs them. With journalists in the field, Le Pèlerin provides keys to understanding the news in depth. It is not only a magazine; it is also a reading experience. The magazine has four detachable sections: pilgrim walkers; enthusiasts about history and heritage; Christians and those seeking meaning; and finally, those who are active in our cities, villages and regions to make the world a better place in which to live.
Prions en Église: prayers for every day of the month
The monthly issue of Prions en Église is the opportunity for Christians to be fulfilled daily by the words of the Lord, and to deepen their understanding of texts from the Bible in order to pray better. Its holy readings every Sunday, its selection of beautiful prayers, and the Ordinary of the Mass all help the reader to follow and fully experience the liturgy.
And Panorama, Le Monde de la Bible, Les Cahiers Prions en Église, Chantons en Église, Prions en Église Junior, Les Cahiers Croire, its website Croire.com, as well as its reviews Études and Christus published with SER (Société d’Édition de Revues).
Notre Temps, Notre Temps Jeux and Notre Temps Santé et Bien-Être
Notre Temps, the leading French monthly publication*, was launched in 1968. Every month, it provides a wealth of essential information in order to enjoy a dynamic and fulfilling retirement fully. Its website, notretemps.com, and the paper magazine version bring together 4.8 million loyal Internet users and readers every month. Notre Temps creates and publishes special issues on specific themes (such as ‘Retirement and Pension plans’ and ‘Inheritance and Succession’); practical special issues (Guides to retirement, Guides to online administrative procedures, The Essentials collection); a monthly magazine with games, Notre Temps Jeux; an annual Almanac; and publishes Les Années-Mémoire (books about keys events in a specific year). Notre Temps also launched Notre Temps Santé et Bien-Être in 2021, a quarterly that accompanies men and women 55+ who want to preserve their health and stay in shape.
Notre Temps reflects Bayard’s strong commitment to society and its attachment to a community of loyal readers with dedicated services: the le Prix des Héros prize highlights the work of various groups and associations; Viens je t’emmène encourages solidarity between generations and campaigns against the isolation of the elderly; and the ‘Prix des Lecteurs’ (‘Readers’ Prize’) awards the very first novel of an author over the age of 50. The magazine also offers cruises and trips organised by the Rivages du monde travel agency. Finally, Notre Temps created the ‘Fair for the Retired’, the largest public fair for the over-50s, which welcomes more than 40,000 visitors every year.
*All monthly publications sold on newsstands.
Milan Nature et territoires
Milan Nature et Territoires (magazines about nature, travel and regions) publishes Terre Sauvage, Alpes Magazine, Pyrénées Magazine, Bretagne Magazine, Destination and Partir en France. These magazines show the wealth and diversity of natural, cultural, historic and contemporary landscapes, and intend to encourage the reader to respect and feel responsibility towards guaranteeing a balanced and sustainable relationship between mankind and the environment.
There is a magazine for every age! In France, Bayard Jeunesse and Milan have more than 40 magazines for readers between 1 and 18 years old (10 million young readers every month and 1.3 million subscribers in France). There are magazines to arouse our imagination, to make us laugh, to help us to understand, and to make us think. And, also, magazines which grow with their readers, from child to teenager, every day of our lives, helping us to mature by giving us a passion for reading, an appetite to understand, and a thirst to get to know the world around us.
The Bayard Group is also established:
- in North America (US and Canada) with its Christian publishing houses (Novalis, Creative Communication, Pflaum) and children’s publications (Owlkids, bld Publications, Bayard Jeunesse Canada);
- in Asia (China, the Philippines) as a publisher for children’s and religious publications;
- et en Afrique avec Planète J’aime lire et Prions en Église.