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.
New temples are often announced during a church general conference. However, French newspapers reported the church's plans to build the temple at Le Chesnay, near Versailles, which prompted an announcement on July 15, 2011, three months prior to the October 2011 conference.
The temple's construction schedule has not been announced. The Paris France Temple will be the first temple built in France.