Departmental Archives of Ardèche (Archives Départementales de l'Ardèche) (France)

The Ardèche Departmental Archives library was created in 1867. In the absence of classified libraries in the departmental territory, it is the most important heritage library: more than 60,000 documents make it possible to discover the works devoted to Vivarais and Ardèche, and all those who, dealing or not dealing with Ardèche, were published by Ardéchois, by birth or residence. This local, administrative and heritage collection is rich in old, rare and precious works such as incunabula (the first printed books), the oldest of which dates from the end of the 15th century.