Documents, photos, maps

Media library

Apur offers the general public access to all the documentation, iconographic and cartographic resources for which they have the distribution rights.

Documentation collection

Built up since the agency was opened, the Apur documentation collection is devoted to the urban, social and economic evolution of Paris in its Francilian context and in comparison to the other great European and International metropolises.


Iconographic collection

The Apur iconographic collection mostly concerns Paris, covering the period from 1970 to the present day. It is made up of 20,000 digital documents (photographs, maps, plans, studies…), a selection from the analog photographic collection is soon to be digitalised.

Apur in the media

Contents are here (in french).

Map collection

Apur produces a great number of maps which contribute to and illustrate the published studies. Since March 2016 map collections, thematically organised in albums, have been available to the general public as complementary to the photographic albums, which are also accessible online.
The map collections will be regularly updated and directly downloadable in PDF format.  The conditions for use are specific for each type of document and should be respected. For any enquiries please contact the Apur Photo Library.
To access all our available collections please click here.


This page gives you direct access to all the bibliographies produced by the Apur Documentation Department, drawn up in the context of its partnership work programme or for particular events (meetings, seminars...).