Archives départementales de l'Isère

  • Departmental Archives of Isère


12 rue Georges Perec


+33 (0) 4 76 54 37 81


+33 (0) 4 76 44 51 35

Mandates/Sources of Authority

Created during the French Revolution, the Departmental Archives are today placed under the authority of the Departmental Council. They are responsible for enriching the department's heritage by collecting public archives produced by the administrations and by receiving private archives deposited, donated or sold by families, associations or companies.

Archival and Other Holdings

The Isère Archives ensure the conservation and communication of documents from the 11th century to the present day.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

Opening Times

-Monday from 10.30am to 5pm -Tuesday from 8.50am to 7pm (closed at 5pm during school holidays) -Wednesday to Friday from 8.50am to 5pm.

The staff regularly pick up documents:

-Monday: every half hour from 10.45 to 12.15 and from 13.15 to 16.15 -Tuesday: every half hour from 9.15am to 12.15pm and from 1.15pm to 4.15pm, then at 5pm, 5.30pm and 6pm -Wednesday to Friday, and Saturdays open: from 9.15am to 12.15pm and from 1.15pm to 4.15pm.

Please note! no ordering of documents between 12.15 and 1.15 pm ordering of cadastral matrices until 3.45 pm maximum (except on Tuesdays: until 5.30 pm)

Conditions of Access

Consultation of these documents in the reading room is free and open to all.

You will be asked for a valid ID when you register or when you renew your reader's card each year.

Research Services

The Departmental Archives make the documents collected available in the reading room, if their physical condition and the legal deadlines for disclosure allow it, but they do not carry out research on behalf of individuals.

Some administrative or legal research (to assert a right) can however be carried out by correspondence. In this case, it is advisable to give reasons for your request, to provide as many details as possible and, if necessary, to provide the supporting documents needed to obtain documents that cannot be freely communicated.

It is sometimes essential to come to the premises to consult the documents. Are you unable to come to the premises? You can call on a private third party if you are unable to come to the premises (depending on the nature of the documents, consultation of certain documents by this person may require written authorisation from you and the presentation of supporting documents).

No requests will be accepted by telephone. Searches in digitised online collections or for genealogical purposes will not be processed.

Unreasonable requests for research will not be processed. Unreasonable requests are those which are too broad or too imprecise in their subject matter and repeated and systematic requests. In the case of requests on broad or imprecise subjects, the Archives service may be able to give the requesting party research leads in order to guide them through the collections.

Research requests are processed in the order in which they are received. Due to the number of requests received and depending on the nature of your request, it may take some time to process it.

Reproduction Services

You can also order photocopies or photographs. The reproductions, which are made at a later date, are then either sent to you by post or collected from the Archives' reception desk. More details...


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