Le Figaro using Drupal

Le Figaro, the oldest and second-largest national newspaper in France, started using Drupal for its social features on http://www.lefigaro.fr. It is still using its old web content management system to serve its main content, but all of the social features such as comments on articles are now provided by Drupal.

I met the engineering team, including Le Figaro's Chief Technology Officer René Wallendorf, for lunch when I was in Paris last week, and they were very happy with Drupal. The integration project was delivered on time, within budget and was considerably cheaper than the alternative solutions they had investigated. All things combined, this should be a big win for Drupal, especially in France. Vraiment très cool!

Le figaro
Le Figaro

Some of Le Figaro's print publications. Le Figaro is also the official translator of The New York Times, pictured in the middle of the photo.

Le Figaro

Left: Chief Technology Officer of Le Figaro. Right: the community manager of Le Figaro.

Comments

JB Ingold (not verified):

Hi,

I quite like the picture of you holding Figaro.

http://img70.yfrog.com/i/oavqa.jpg/

Or you in Front of the Figaro bulding
http://img390.yfrog.com/i/u30j.jpg/

:)

Jean-Baptiste Ingold

February 22, 2010
JB Ingold (not verified):

Just a correction. Figaro is the biggest national daily newspaper in France in circulation.

http://www.ojd.com/chiffres/section/PPGP?submitted=1&section=PPGP&famill...

Their are bigger daily circulation but it's for groups of locals newspapers.

OJD is the French audit bureau member of http://www.ifabc.org/International Federation of
Audit Bureaux of Circulations. Like ABC in the UK or in the US.

It also giving site centric :
http://www.ojd-internet.com/chiffres/4653-groupe-figaro

February 22, 2010

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