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Published: Friday, July 15 2011 3:00 p.m. MDT

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Mr. Frog
Lindon, UT

Excellent. Hope there isn't a last minute hiccup.

A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

I hope they can get this finished as problem free as possible. Good news!

On the other hand
Spanish Fork, UT

Le Parisien was reasonably evenhanded in their article. They report that the church is looking to buy land currently occupied by the utility company Électricité de France (EDF); that they would likely spend 80 million Euro total for real estate and construction; that in addition to the temple there would be a parking garage, a hostel for temple patrons, and grounds which would be open to the public; and that the mayor and prospective neighbors see the temple as a preferable alternative to a housing project.

I hope the church is able to make this happen. This would obviously be a big blessing to the French members, who currently attend temples in England, Germany, Switzerland, and Spain. But I think the people in Le Chesnay will also be pleased to have it in their community; it will have a positive impact on the local economy and add some extra beauty to their community.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

What a beautiful spot, about 10 miles west of Paris and about a mile north of Versailles. It will a spot easily visited by the Saints.

South Jordan, UT

"And now, in the very near future, there will be a temple to serve them all."

Will the Paris temple really serve everyone in France? Quite a bit of France is five or six hours from Paris, yet just 2 or 3 (or even less) from a temple elsewhere. Hopefully members in France won't be forced to travel 6 hours when 2 hours will do the job...


Hi all, i'm a French lds member.

We talk about a French temple for years here (since 1998), everytime a last minute hiccup crashes our hopes to build one despite the advanced negociations.

No, the French temple won't serve every french member, only those in the north of France (from Brest (west) to Nancy (east) and maybe Lille (North)). Paris is in the north of France, i'm in Lyon and it would take us 5 hours to go to Paris (while only 3 to the Swiss temple) and more than 8 hours for members in Marseille or St Tropez.

We have been asked to not speak about the news on facebook or with friends in France, because France is a VERY agnostic country, bashing is frequent and it ruins all negociations everytime. We can only hope this time, it will be for real :)

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

The posts to that "Le Parisien" article are mixed. Some are already spreading lies and misinformation, while several members are patiently explaining core beliefs about the Church. Isn't that always the case? As soon as something good is announced, those who oppose "good" immediately start to spread lies.


yes, always, i suppose it's the case for every news about the church in any newspaper/website in the world.

what's worse in France is that on TV or on the radio you can actually get those misinformations enounced as FACTS, journalists don't always take time to search and study just a little our religion.

As we can find adversity in all things, it may be a good sign to face such difficulties here :)

Kearns, UT

I hope this works out best for the people of France. Some may not believe this, but I do enjoy witnessing the church grow around the world.

Brigham City, UT

One reason why I like Mr. Mitt Romney and one reason why he would make a great president: he speaks French and loves France. (don't tell anyone this in the presidential primaries though)

Riverside, CA

This is a wonderful area for a temple. The first stake center in France is within a couple of miles. I served in this area in the 70s and remember in well. There's a great spirit there.


This is exciting news. I served a mission in northern France many years ago, and I know this temple would be a blessing to many there. It looks like there is still a lot to be worked out though. Let us keep this often in our prayers so that this temple can become a reality.

Beaverton, OR

Sounds wonderful. I hope and pray the planning and securing of the site, as well as building and finishing all goes well.

Provo, UT

Timj: Mebers can attend any temple they want.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

France will now have more freedoms and become happier.

SoDakota Yote
Vermillion, SD

This temple is an answer to the prayers of many people. We all ought to pray daily that the hearts of the people of France will be softened so they will allow us build this wonderful House of The Lord! I am psyched about this!


McTemples galore. This is a blessing.

Jazz Cop
San Francisco, CA

This confirms it, the mormons are taking over the world.

John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

Considering the Church is currently negotiating the purchase of this site I can see why they wanted to wait on any public announcement.

Medical Lake, Washington

Though I can't quote it exactly, I seem to remember Brigham Young saying that the bells of hell began to ring every time a temple began to be built and how he wanted to hear those bells again. When put that way, I too enjoy hearing those bells frequently.

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