A Cooperative Project of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and the University of Chicago. The corpus consists of nearly 2000 texts, ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing. The eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries are about equally represented, with a smaller selection of seventeenth century texts as well as some medieval and Renaissance texts. A Provençal database that includes 38 texts in their original spellings has recently been added. Also Italian texts.
Société des anciens textes français: some texts available online through Gallica.
Use the Classic Catalog's guided keyword search
type in box 1: texts sources (any of these; as subject)
type in box 2: french language (as subject)
box 3: century (example 12th) or date (examples: 1066 1500 1300) (any of these; as subject)
Many of the results will be "readers" or excerpts of texts. Check footnotes and bibliography of these works for more complete or different editions of the texts.