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.
Church presidentThomas S. Monson announced that a Latter-day Saint temple would be constructed in France on July 15, 2011. Generally new temples are 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.
The Paris France Temple will be the first temple built in France, and is located near Versailles. It is scheduled to be completed in late 2016 or early 2017.