Paris France – Settled on the outskirts of the City of Lights, the Paris Temple radiates for all. The temple shares its place with royalty as it is only a five-minute drive to the Palace of Versailles. Its design is based on French architecture and the art within is highly influenced by the work of Claude Monet. The Paris Temple is the 156th operating temple, the 12th in Europe, and the first in metropolitan France. The temple brightly shares its light of inspiration and life for all to witness.
Take a guided tour of the Paris Temple with one of our friendly volunteers. On the tour, you’ll be guided through interactive displays, get an inside look at the history of the Paris Temple, and have an amazing experience with Thorvaldsen’s Christus. All tours are hosted by the Paris Temple Visitors’ Center.
*Please note that these tours do not take you through the actual temple. Many temple visitors’ centers have model replicas of the temple that they’ll use to show the interior of the temple.
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When you join a physical or virtual tour, you’ll be greeted by one of our friendly volunteers. From there, you’ll start your tour. Make sure to mention anything that you’re interested in seeing or questions that you have. Our volunteers are friendly and helpful.
After you’ve met the volunteers that will take you on your tour, they’ll get you started to see the things you’re interested in.
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History of the Paris Temple
The construction of the Paris Temple was announced in 2011 and was built using reflective limestone. Upon your visit to the visitor’s center, you can see a 3D cut-out model of the temple. The temple itself is located not far from the grounds of the famous Versailles Palace and features a reproduction of Thorvaldsen’s Christus statue. Besides the Oakland California Temple, the Paris Temple was one of the first temples designed without an Angel Moroni statue. Among the other temples, the Paris France Temple was the twelfth temple European temple to be constructed and during the open house, the temple received 47,561 guests.