Departmental Archives of Alpes-Maritimes (FR: Archives départementales des Alpes-Maritimes) is the official archive for Department 06 in France.

France divides the country into numbered administrative regions, called departments. Department 06 is named after the Alps Mountain Range. This site is free to search.

[su_heading size=”18″]Online Digital Collections[/su_heading]

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

Residence Records

Daily Life Records

  • Government Records, 1940 – present
  • Miscellaneous Printed Sources, includes Biographies, Histories, Laws & Regulations, Council Meetings, Tourism brochures, & more
  • MagazinesThe Journal Recherches Régionales, 1961-2017
  • Newspapers, many historic papers online, a few general interest papers include:
    • L’Avenir de Nice, 1850-1860
    • Bulletin des Hôpitaux de Nice et de la région, 1914-1915
    • L’Echo des Alpes-Maritimes, 1848-1850
    • L’Eclaireur, 1883-1937
    • Le Journal de Grasse, 1877-1914
    • Le Journal de Nice – 1863-1880
    • Le Messager de nice – 1860-1863
    • Le Petit Niçois – 1881-1943
    • Le Phare du Littoral – 1870-1914
  • Notaries “You are looking for documents kept outside the Departmental Archives of the Alpes-Maritimes and which have been reproduced on microform or digital support.”


  • Military registers, incomplete collection, Looking for the military registration for an ancestor? Add 20 years to the year of birth and you will have the appropriate class year.
  • Military registers, 1800-1940 (Department 6 Archive directs users here for complete coverage)

The Departmental Archives of Alpes-Maritimes is part of the Provence-Alpes-Côtes-D’Azur Region of France.[su_heading size=”18″]Departments in the Provence-Alpes-Côtes-D’Azur Region[/su_heading]

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[su_heading size=”18″]Hours of Operation and Cost[/su_heading]
Monday thru Friday: 8:45 am-5:45pm
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, holidays

Cost: Free


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