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description French newspaper
First edition 1944
Sold edition 685,140 (2017) copies
( El periódico francés Ouest-france se hace eco de la presencia de los Moros y Cristianos de Crevillent en las fiestas de Fontenay-le-Comte y del Capitán del bando moro 2018 , crevillent.es , 4th July 2018)
Editor-in-chief François Xavier Lefranc

Ouest-France ( West-France ) is a regional French daily newspaper . It was founded in 1944 by Paul Hutin-Desgrées as the successor to L'Ouest-Éclair .

The main editorial office of Ouest-France is located in Rennes . It maintains regional editions for the regions of Lower Normandy , Bretagne and Pays de la Loire as well as 42 local supplements.

The Ouest-France group has 1,900 employees, including 570 journalists .


  • 1945–1968 Yves Le Dantec
  • 1968–1986 Eugène Brulé
  • 1986–1991 François-Xavier Alix
  • 1991-2005 Didier Pillet
  • 2005-2014 Jean-Luc Évin
  • 2014– 0000François Xavier Lefranc

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