Minister of Territorial Development (France)

The Minister of Territorial Cohesion (Ministre de la cohésion territoriale) is a cabinet member in the Government of France, in charge of spatial planning and housing. The current Minister is Jacqueline Gourault (Democratic Movement).[1][2]

Minister of the territorial cohesion of the French Republic
Ministre de la cohésion territoriale
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Jacqueline Gourault

since 16 October 2018
Ministry of the Territorial Cohesion
Member ofCabinet
Reports toPresident of the Republic
Prime Minister
SeatHôtel de Castries 72, rue de Varenne, Paris 7e, France
NominatorPrime Minister
AppointerPresident of the Republic
Term lengthNo fixed term
Formation3 July 2009

The position has frequently been combined with the portfolios of Public Works (Équipement), Transportation, Tourism and the Sea. This Ministry had merged with the Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Territorial Development upon the election of Nicolas Sarkozy as President of France. In 2009, it has been separated from the Ecology Ministry and has taken the name of Ministry of Rural Areas and Spatial Planning.

Ministers of Territorial Development (1972 – present)Edit


  1. ^ (in French) fr:Ministère de l'Egalité des Territoires et du Logement (French Wikipedia)
  2. ^ (in French) Ministère du Logement et de l'Habitat durable (official French government web site for the Ministry)