Practical information



Microfilm room
  • Photocopies: Photocopies may be made when the material condition of the original documents allows. Photocopies from microfilms and digitised documents are possible. Photocopies may be obtained after purchasing a card (1 Euro) that can be reloaded (30c per photocopy).

  • Photographs: The reader may take photographs him/herself with a camera without flash on condition that prior authorisation has been requested from the Room President. Use of the scanner is strictly prohibited.

  • Reproduction by the ANOM Photographic Department: Insofar as the documents are authorised for reproduction (communicability, condition of the document, etc.), it is possible to place an order with the Photographic Department of the Archives Nationales d'Outre-Mer.
    Financial and material conditions

  • Reproduction by scanner: strictly prohibited.

The Archives Nationales d'Outre-Mer draws the attention of the reader to the rights linked to non-private reuse of public images.

Rights for the reuse of public data

As soon as the reader wishes to reuse public data for a use other than private use, whether he/she took photographs him/herself or not, he/she must make a request to the Archives Nationales d'Outre-Mer.

Reuse of public data


A large number of documents housed by the Archives Nationales d'Outre-Mer (photos, posters, etc) are subject to copyright legislation. The reader must also conform to this regulation, particularly by contacting the rightful owners to acquire their authorisation or by giving the Archives Nationales d'Outre-Mer an Attestation Against Right of Action.

"Copyright in 6 points" Notice

Attestation against right of action

In the credits or in the credit title the Archives Nationales d'Outre-Mer should be mentioned in the following form:
"FR ANOM. Aix-en-Provence (Document reference number) – All rights reserved" .

Protection of privacy

The use of this data must take place within the framework of French Law and the decisions of the C.N.I.L. (French Data Protection Commission). In its recommendation of 9 December 2010, the latter specified the conditions in which such documents may be reused.

The CNIL excludes the reuse for commercial purposes of certain personal information contained in archive documents.

This exclusion concerns:

  • data which, directly or indirectly, reveals racial or ethnic origins, political, philosophical or religious opinions or union membership, or which relate to health or sex life.
  • data relating to infractions, sentences and detention orders.
  • notes added in the margin of Registry of Births, Marriages and Deaths acts including when they concern people who are deceased, since their divulgence would be likely to be prejudicial to the heirs of these people.

This data remains communicable under the French Heritage Code, but it must be rendered anonymous or hidden before any reuse.

For more information: CNIL website


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