Archives départementales des Alpes-Maritimes

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Address and Contact Info

  • Address: Centre administratif départemental, Route de Grenoble, 06201 Nice
  • Telephone & fax: +33 (0) ; +33 (0); email :
  • Principal contacts for the collection:

Hours and Usage Restrictions

  • From Monday to Friday : 8h45-17h45
  • No closure period

Online Catalogs and Finding Aids

Online Archives and records

For more informations, see Michael, the multilingual Inventory of Cultural Heritage in Europe

Collection Summary

Adminisitrative records from the State (county of Nice, France, kingdom of Piemont Sardinia), from town councils, churches and convents before and after the Revolution, and contemporary administration.

Private funds of the Côte-d'Azur : for example Perfume compagnies of Grasse, hôtel and tourism business, architects, funds from Politicians or gentlemen etc.(read


  • Housing and getting by for less in the area:
  • Food : sandwiches are sold at the Archives départementales
  • Lockers : yes
  • Washrooms : yes
  • Transportation : you can get to the Archives for 1€ by public transportation, by bus n°23 from "Nice Ville" (if you come by train) and from the Nice airport (terminal n°1). Bus stop : "Centre administratif".
  • Internet access : Wifi internet access for readers

Fellowships and Funding Opportunities

  • Online fellowships in Genealogy:

-Forum specialized in the genealogy of Alpes-Maritimes department :

-Forum specialized in the genealogy of Provence and Alpes-Côte-d'Azur :

  • A prize is awarded annually to an academic research about the department to allow the publication (6000 € in 2007). See here

Major Topic Areas

Research procedures


You need an ID document and be registered.

First visit

YOu need some ID

Permitted and prohibited items

  • Permitted: laptop computers, cameras, pencils, loose papers.
  • Prohibited: pens, scanners.

Document ordering

Your can order 15 documents per half day.

Ordering classified material

Your need to justify your querry and ask a "dérogation". (The same procedure is used in all Public Archives centers in France (Online here). Allow several weeks to get it.

Document delivery

The documents arrive in less than a quarter of an hour. You can consult one at a time (except registers).

Photocopying, photography, microfilming

(what are costs, permits, and page limits? how long do you have to wait?)

Key forms


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