Parent company Hachette Livre
Status Active
Founded 1859
Founder Maurice Languereau and Henri Gautier
Country of origin France
Publication types children's books and magazines
Official website

Gautier-Languereau is a French publishing house, founded by Maurice Languereau and Henri Gautier, and currently owned by Hachette Livre, and used as an imprint for children's literature.


Founded in 1859 as Gautier, the company was renamed Gautier-Languereau in 1917 when Maurice Languereau became full partner with his uncle Henri Gautier.[1] They specialized in children's books and magazines and religious literature. Their biggest success came with the weekly magazine for girls La Semaine de Suzette,[2] published from 1905, and its flagship comic, Bécassine. The first Bécassine books appeared in 1913.[3] From that year on, the stories were written by Languereau.

In 1991, the company was acquired by Hachette.


  1. "Gautier-Languereau/Les Deux Coqs d'Or" (in French). Imec. Retrieved 2009-02-27.
  2. "From La Semaine de Suzette to Bibliothèque de Suzette". Retrieved 19 August 2008.
  3. "Gautier-Languereau" (in French). Retrieved 2009-02-27.

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