Particular care has been taken to make the French Archives Nationales web portal accessible to as many people as possible, particularly the visually impaired. The site will change progressively over time.
We are committed to improving access to its content to ensure there is no discrimination or inequality in access to information. The html version complies with W3C standards (xhtml 1.0 Transitional) and French administration internet service accessibility guidelines.
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Click on A+ or A- in the blue banner at the top of the site
You can navigate using the Tab key:
- Pressing the Tab key once selects the next link on the page.
- Pressing Shift-Tab once selects the previous link on the page.
Pressing Return once you have selected a link opens it
Pressing the Tab key when on a page brings up a menu at the top, giving direct access to page zones via the Up and Down arrows to scroll through the page content.
Flash virtual tour
Download the Adobe Flash player plug-in to take the tour
Content supplemented by text
Links have a caption with accompanying text
Images have accompanying text
Contrasts are presented
Download browser updates to see the pages as recommended in their display guidelines.
The Ministry of Culture and Communication IT Systems Sub-directorate recommends using one of the following browsers:
Browser support pages
- Apple Safari
- Apple Opera