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Belgian francophone internet resources

A collection of links to Belgian francophone and Belgium-related internet resources, compiled by the British Library.

General | Art | Film | Government | History | Language | Libraries and archives | Literature | Newspapers and periodicals | Publishers | Universities |


Liens utiles-Sites utiles belges (François Pecheux)

Portals to the World - Belgium (Library of Congress)

Wallonie en ligne (Unofficial site)
Provided by the Institut Jules Destrée.


BALaT (Belgian Art Links and Tools)
Gateway to Belgian art allowing the user to search the Dictionnaire des peintres belges online (6000 biographical entries) as well as listings of institutions, researchers and research projects and links to other websites. The site also gives access to the Dictionnaire informatisé des artistes liégeois.

Photo Library of the Royal Institute for the Study and Conservation of Belgium's Artistic Heritage (KIK-IRPA)


Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique
Access to the online catalogue of the collections and to links to 800 cinema websites

Cinergie. Site de documentation sur le cinéma belge


La Constitution belge
(in French, with links to subsequent modifications)

Moniteur belge (Official Journal)
The Official Journal in which all laws, decrees, official nominations and government procedures are published. Access via the website of the Ministry of Justice. Choose your language and the table of contents of the latest issue will appear. Select "nouvelle recherche" for access to full text from 1 June 1997.

National Institute of Statistics Statistics Belgium online


WWW VL History Index - Belgian History Index

History of Belgium: primary documents
From Eurodocs, a resource created and maintained by Richard Hacken of Brigham Young University, to provide access to selected transcriptions, facsimiles and translations of primary historical documents from Western Europe.

The Narrative sources from the Southern Low Countries
A bibliographical database which aims to provide a comprehensive and critical survey of narrative sources from the Southern Low Countries between 600 and c1500 AD. The Southern Low Countries are defined as comprising modern Belgium (i.e. including the old Prince-Bishopric of Liège) as well as those territories now part of France (French Flanders and French Hainault) and the Netherlands (North Brabant). Site created by the Department of Medieval History of the University of Ghent and the Institute of Medieval Studies of the Catholic University of Leuven.


Valibel. Centre de recherche sur les variétés linguistiques du français en Belgique

Libraries and archives

Antilope (Belgian Union Catalogue of Periodicals)
Antilope is the Belgian Union Catalogue of Periodicals listing the holdings of the Royal Library and other university, research and special libraries. It is maintained by the University of Antwerp. The welcome page offers the following links: short introduction, list of participating libraries (with index), web access, telnet access.

Royal Library of Belgium (National Library)
To search the catalogues of the Royal Library click on "catalogues connectés".

State Archives
Provides information on the National and Provincial State Archives.

Academia Belgica
The library of the Academia Belgica in Rome specialises in the history of religion, history of art, archaeology and history. The Academia Belgica also houses the library of the Belgian Historical Institute in Rome.

Archives et Musée de la Littérature
Centre de documention et de recherche sur la littérature francophone de Belgique. The following databases are now online: catalogue général (books, periodicals, articles, manuscripts), Répertoire des Auteurs dramatiques belges contemporains, base de l'annuaire du spectacle, base de données iconographiques, base de données des correspondances.

Centre for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Contemporary Society
Much of the collection which comprises archives, manuscripts, books, pamphlets, periodicals, press clippings and a photo library has now been catalogued on the online Pallas database. Search is by French keywords, though many of the descriptions are in Dutch.

Information on the Documentation Centre Amazone and on the Archive Centre for Women's History in Brussels (collections of books, posters, photographs and archives of persons and associations). The online catalogue is common to both institutions.

Bibliothèque universitaire Moretus Plantin (BUMP), Facultés universitaires Notre Dame de la Paix, Namur

Université Catholique de Louvain Library

Université de Liège Library

Université Libre de Bruxelles Library


Guide des lettres belges de langue française (La Promotion des Lettres)
Access to much useful information including on authors and libraries (click on "Documentations"), periodicals and publishers.


Les Musées sur le Web
Gives access to the portals for museums in Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia.

Royal Museum for Central Africa

Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium

Royal Museums of Art and History

Newspapers and periodicals

La Libre Belgique

Le Soir


Banque du Livre
Click on "Annuaires" to access the Editeurs database (search form).

Guide des lettres belges de langue française-Repertoire d'éditeurs
Click on "Editeurs" in the left-hand frame to access this useful listing of literary publishers.


Universités-Facultés-Hautes Ecoles en Belgique

Facultés universitaires Notre Dame de la Paix (Namur)

Université catholique de Louvain

Université de Liège

Université Libre de Bruxelles


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