Paris France

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This model, unlike the previous three, is based upon the completed and dedicated temple, and is therefore the most accurate of the 4.

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Traffic in Rue Blanche, Paris, Francejerome_moinet
Jardin des plantes, oiseaux, enfants, passants, voitures fondmosfran
Many FountainsPoolside

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Closer and Closer. There were still details I did not know when I produced this model. But it is much closer than any model that came before it. I have one more planned, and that one should be fairly accurate.

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Traffic in Rue Blanche, Paris, Francejerome_moinet
Jardin des plantes, oiseaux, enfants, passants, voitures fondmosfran
Many FountainsPoolside

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Model 2

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This model is based upon blurry low resolution photos of a physical model the church made for the community in Le Chesney where the temple will be built.

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Traffic in Rue Blanche, Paris, Francejerome_moinet
Jardin des plantes, oiseaux, enfants, passants, voitures fondmosfran
Many FountainsPoolside

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Paris France Temple Model –  January 2012 – I have received more criticism about this model than any other I have made. Allow me to clear up that I already know most of the issues with the model. Here is part of what is wrong, and why.

First. Typically the church releases just a single render when they announce a temple. With Paris, they released a landscape plan as well. This allowed me to model more than I normally would have been able to. However, it does not reveal enough. It shows that there are stairs, but it does not show which directions the stairs go. While I do know the general slope of the land, that does not necessarily help resolve the problem, of what the terrain looks like.

Second, I have now found 6 different renders that the church has released, plus 4 different landscape layouts. While these are mostly identical, they show 5 different roof styles.

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Paris France Temple Wiki

Description

The Paris France Temple is in Le Chesnay, a suburb of Paris, France.[1][2] The Paris France Temple is the first temple built in Metropolitan France, and the second associated with France, after the Papeete Tahiti Temple.[3][4] In the past the French Saints have attended temples in Frankfurt Germany, The Hague, Netherlands, and Bern, Switzerland. The Temple is located very near the palace at Versailles.

History

Proposal

On June 4, 1998, during a European tour to dedicate the Preston England Temple, President Gordon B. Hinckley met with about 2,400 members from two Paris stakes and three outlying districts. In his remarks, he noted, “I don’t want to build up your hopes, but the time has come when you deserve to have a temple among you, and we’ll look for a place to build one. I don’t know how long it will take to find a suitable site. I invite every one of you, my brethren and sisters, to plead with the Lord individually in your prayers to lead us to a property in this great city, or its environs, where we can build a house of the Lord “[5]

Announcement

President Thomas S. Monson announced that a Latter-day Saint temple would be constructed in France on July 15, 2011. New temples are generally announced during a church general conference. However, the news was first broken by the French press in July 2011 while government approvals were still pending. The 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.

On November 9, 2011  Le Parisien reported that the city council had given the green light to the temple project. [6]

Shortly after the announcement there began to be some vocal opposition to the Temple project. France is a very secular country, and people tend to mistrust religion. On account of this, the Church held an open house on <arc 16, of 2012. Models and renders of the temple were on display, and volunteers were on hand to answer question. Turn out was lower than expected, but the Mayor of Versailles pointed out that this mean people were not as worked up about the project as previously thought. Most of the 124 attendees were medi representatives, and details about the temple were widely published and reported to be well received.

Groundbreaking

As the temple was built on the site of an existing building formerly used by a public utility that had to be demolished first, there was no public groundbreaking ceremony on the already active construction site.

By February 2013 construction barriers had been placed around the existing buildings, and by August 2013 the buildings had been demolished.

The last legal challenges to the Temple construction had been denied by the court system by June 13, 2014 and construction could finally begin in earnest.[7]

Open House

A public open house was held from April 22, 2017 through May 13, 2017, excluding Sundays.[8] 47,561 people attended during the open house.

Cultural Celebration

A cultural celebration titled “Que Votre Lumiere Luise Ainsi Devant Les Hommes,” or “Let Your Light So Shine Before Men” (Matthew 5:16) was held on Saturday, 20 May 2017. The celebration featured music and dance performances by 950 Mormon youth from 13 stakes in France, Belgium and Switzerland gathered at the Velodrome National – a stadium which accommodates bike races – de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvellines.

Dedication

The temple was dedicated on May 21, 2017 in three sessions by Henry B. Eyring.[9] The Service was broadcast to meetinghouses in France and French-speaking units in the Europe area. Joining President Eyring were Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Elder Larry Y. Wilson, executive director of the Temple Department; Elder Paul V. Johnson, president of the Church’s Europe Area; and Presiding Bishop of the Church, Gerald Causse.

Dedicatory Prayer

Dedication Order

 

 

 

Presidents

TEMPLE PRESIDENT YEARS SERVED
President

Exterior

Cladding

Windows

Symbolism

Inscriptions

Cornerstone

Spires and Moroni

Spire

Moroni

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Sculptor
Version
Placed
Faces
Height
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Project Manager

Architect STUDIOS Architecture
Construction Manager
BTP Consultants
Electrical BETOM
Electrical Phibor Enterprises
Landscaping TUP
Landscaping BTO Consultants
Landscaping BLD Water Design
Landscaping Aartill
Client Assistant Soedarif
HVAC Cap Terra
Facade Terrell
Excavation/Foundations Cappocci
Foundations Pro-Fond
Structural Work Pari
Structural Work LA Celtique TP
Structural Work Gerfa IDF
Structural work / Structure / Masonry Metal Frame MS Dallage
Ventilation/Plumbing/Fire Protection Piolono
Plumbing/Fire Protection CLF
Facade/Masonry Facades Ingenierie Construction
Structural Work/Masonry Launet
Structural Work/Masonry Barisol
Waterproofing K Entreprise
Roofing ACPF
Elevators Fain

Sources and Links

External links

  • Temple at LDS.org(official)
  • Temple at MormonTemples.org (official)
  • Temple at MormonNewsroom.org (official)
  • Temple at LDSChurchTemples.com
  • Temple at LDSChurchNewsArchive.com
  • Temple at Wikipedia

Additional Articles

Sources/Citation

  1. [1]Church Statement on Temple in France” (15 July 2011).
  2. [2]Monson, Thomas S. ,”As We Meet Again” 1 October 2011. .
  3. [3]Temples en Europe et en Polynésie Française
  4. [4] Un temple mormon à deux pas du château de Versailles
  5. [5]“President Hinckley Meets Members in Maine and Europe,” Ensign Sept. 1998: 75–78.
  6. [6]Le maire a dit oui au temple des mormon,” Le Parisien, 9 November 2011.
  7. [7]Temple mormon du Chesnay : plus rien ne pourra l’arrêter,” Toutes Les Nouvelles 30 Sep. 2014, 15 Oct. 2014
  8. [8]Open House and Dedication Dates Announced for Paris France Temple: First temple in France“, Newsroom, LDS Church, 2016-11-07
  9. [9]Paris France Temple Is Dedicated: First French temple is the 156th worldwide“, Newsroom, LDS Church, 2017-05-21

 

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