A First-Class Documentary Heritage

As a banking group with a long, rich and varied history, BNP Paribas is dedicated to the preservation of its corporate memory: written, photographic and audiovisual records. This heritage is both a resource for the Group and a part of its collective memory.

The Archives and History Department’s mission is to preserve, promote and share this historic collection.

These archives represent a valuable source of information on the history of economics and international relations, as well as on fields such as architectural and social history. These materials come from the original archives of the predecessors of the companies that now make up the BNP Paribas Fortis Group:

  • BNP and its predecessors – the Comptoir National d’Escompte de Paris and the Banque Nationale pour le Commerce et l’Industrie
  • Paribas
  • The Compagnie Bancaire – in particular Cetelem
  • Fortis Bank
  • BNL

Available to Researchers

To consult the archives or ask a question, please contact the Department by email at archivesethistoire[at]bnpparibas[dot]com