Archives départementales de l'Ain

  • Departmental Archives of Ain


Boulevard Paul-Valery 1


+33 (0)4 74 32 12 80


+33 (0)4 74 21 84 88

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

Opening Times

Open from Tuesday to Thursday from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m., during the opening hours from 12 noon to 1.30 p.m. no new documents may be taken out.

Conditions of Access

The reading room of the Departmental Archives is accessible free of charge, after registration, on presentation of an identity document; it offers 15 consultation places for original documents and 6 computer stations.

An internal regulation is given to each new reader, reminding them of the precautions to be taken for the preservation of documents. Once you have read them and signed a certificate, you can consult the documents in the reading room.


The main entrance to the building is open again. Access for the public with reduced mobility (PRM) is still through the back of the building.

Research Services

You can send your requests for copies and questions by post or e-mail. The archivists cannot carry out all the research for you but they can :

  • send you copies of precisely identified documents (date, municipality, call number if applicable). A fee is charged for this service.
  • guide you in your research (statement of sources, list of documents and works to consult). Please note that the Departmental Archives keep more than 29 linear kilometres of files and documents and handle more than 1,200 research requests per year.

Research requests by telephone are not accepted.


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