Archives départementales de la Côte-d'Or

  • Departmental Archives of the Côte-d'Or


8, rue Jeannin


+33 (0)3 80 63 66 98 (sécretariat)
+33 (0)3 80 63 64 45 (salle de lecture)


+33 (0)3 80 28 90 46


In October 1832, the Côte-d'Or departmental archives moved into the building on rue Jeannin that they still occupy today. At that time, the building already had a history of almost four centuries. The Dijon town hall, the immediate predecessor of the Archives in this building, had been there for 330 years. In December 1500, the municipality bought from Marguerite Rolin the hotel built some sixty years earlier by her grandfather, the chancellor Nicolas Rolin. This membership of the chancellor's lineage gave the building the lasting name of its first and illustrious owner. Read more...


In the historic building of the Departmental Archives, which is accessible by foot from the station and the town centre, the premises open to the public on the first floor include a reception and orientation room, which houses the various research tools, and two reading rooms. The large reading room, formerly the town council chamber, has 28 seats. The second room, adjoining, used to house the chapel of the Hôtel Rolin; in addition to 9 classic seats (reserved for originals), it has a microfilm reader, 4 stations for accessing digital resources (connected to a printer), a photography station and a Wood lamp.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

Opening Times

The reading room is open from Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To register for your first visit, it is recommended that you arrive before 11.15 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. in the afternoon.

The reading room is closed every year in the second half of September and on public holidays.

Conditions of Access

Consultation of the archives is free. Once registered (on presentation of an identity card), the reader can order documents 3 by 3 and according to a maximum of 25 numbers per day. Lifting stops at 4.30 p.m. and is interrupted between 12.15 and 1.30 p.m. In the reading room, apart from computers and other tablets, only one tool is allowed: the pencil. It is possible to take photographs of documents without flash and in compliance with the conditions for the re-use of images.

Research Services

The Côte-d'Or Departmental Archives are not in a position to satisfy all the requests for genealogical information that they receive, which are very numerous and varied in nature.

For requests for the reproduction of parish or civil status records, photocopying of registers is excluded for obvious reasons of document preservation. Only the printing of the digitised views proposed on this site is possible.

The possibilities for further genealogical research, after consulting the resources available on this site, are as follows:

⇒ come and consult in the reading rooms of the Archives départementales

contact genealogical associations

As a general rule, the role of the Departmental Archives is to indicate to the applicant the possible avenues of research in the preserved collections, in particular by indicating to him or her the file numbers that seem to be useful for his or her research, and it is up to him or her to come and carry out the necessary searches on the spot or to find a correspondent who will be able to do so on his or her behalf.

Reproduction Services

Any request for the reproduction of archival documents must be compatible with the proper functioning of the Departmental Archives, with their technical possibilities and with the imperatives linked to the preservation of original documents. Requests that are disproportionate to the resources available to the Departmental Archives will not be granted.


Public Areas

This reading room is also open to readers who do not wish to consult originals but are simply looking for a place conducive to study, with a rich library of local history and auxiliary sciences freely available.

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