The Paris France Temple is a temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Le Chesnay, a suburb of Paris, France, and is located near Versailles. The Paris France Temple is the first temple built in Metropolitan France, and the second in France, after the Papeete Tahiti Temple.
|Paris France Temple|
|Dedication||21 May 2017, by Henry B. Eyring|
|Site||2.26 acres (0.91 ha)|
|Floor area||44,175 sq ft (4,104.0 m2)|
|Official website • News & images|
|Announced||15 July 2011|
|Open house||22 April - 13 May 2017|
|Location||Le Chesnay, France|
|Notes||Thomas S. Monson confirmed on 15 July 2011 that the church "hope[d] to build [a] temple in France" near Paris, and on 1 October 2011 announced that the plans were "moving forward." In 2014, a news story from the church noted that work had commenced on the temple, though no formal groundbreaking had taken place.|
On 15 July 2011 Church president Thomas S. Monson announced that a Latter-day Saint temple would be constructed in France. New temples are generally announced during a church general conference. However, French newspapers reported the church's plans to build the temple at Le Chesnay, which prompted the early announcement, three months prior to the October 2011 conference.
Local opposition included Mayor Philippe Brillault who opposed the temple—planned on a site for an abandoned, asbestos-choked power plant—and proclaimed, "We weren’t overjoyed, because Mormons have an image that’s pretty much negative."
Exterior of the temple
See also Edit
- Comparison of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by geographic region
- Temple architecture (Latter-day Saints)
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in France
- "Elder Andersen visits construction site of Paris France Temple", Church News and Events, churchofjesuschrist.org, 19 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
- "Church Statement on Temple in France" (15 July 2011).
- Monson, Thomas S. (1 October 2011. "As We Meet Again" talk given at General Conference.
- "Six more temples announced; total now 108", Church News, March 27, 1999, retrieved 2018-12-27
- Peggy Fletcher, Stack (Jul 15, 2011). "Mormon breakthrough: a temple in France". The Salt Lake Tribune. Salt Lake Utah: MediaNews Group. Retrieved October 27, 2011.
- Temples en Europe et en Polynésie Française
- Un temple mormon à deux pas du château de Versailles, Le Point
- Bryant, Elizabeth. "French Mormons find a less hospitable ‘Mormon moment’", The Washington Post, 17 February 2012. Retrieved on 3 April 2020.
- "Open House and Dedication Dates Announced for Paris France Temple: First temple in France", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2016-11-07
- "Paris France Temple Is Dedicated: First French temple is the 156th worldwide", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2017-05-21
- Stack, Peggy Fletcher. "All Latter-day Saint temples to close due to coronavirus", The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 March 2020. Retrieved on 28 March 2020.