Gallica is a digital library of French and francophone culture maintained by the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Contains numerous electronic texts, images, maps, animation, and sound files of French and other publications in history, literature, science, philosophy, law, economics, and political science.
Full-text searches in millions of historic newspaper pages, many of which are French papers. To browse what is available from France, click on "Explore Newspapers by Country" and define the date range.
Featuring many of the major quotidian newspapers, try browsing the contents by geographic area or type of periodical (e.g. presse artistique, Presse de loisirs, Presse de mode, Presse de spectacles, Presse des immigrations, Presse économique, etc.)