List of the Roman Catholic dioceses of France


List of the Roman Catholic dioceses of France

The following is the List of the Roman Catholic dioceses of France since December 2002. See also the List of Ancien Régime dioceses of France and the List of French dioceses in the 19th and 20th century for information prior to 2002.

The map of the French ecclesiastical provinces was provisionally reshuffled in 2002, on order to coincide more closely with the map of French administrative regions. This meant the creation of a few new metropolitan archbishoprics. This also entailed, for several archbishoprics, the loss of their metropolitan status: their bishops nevertheless retained the title of archbishop. As a result of history, many former bishop's sees were united, mainly as a consequence of the French Revolution. Hence the fact that many dioceses bear the name of several cities. When it is the case, only the first one is the place where the bishop actually resides.

In France, most dioceses coincide with a département, but there are a few exceptions when some arrondissements are attached to a diocese outside the département, or form a separate diocese within the département (this happens mainly in départements with numerous population, such as Nord or Bouches-du-Rhône). Along with the list of the new ecclesiastical provinces and their suffragan dioceses, this list also gives the equivalent of the diocese jurisdiction in departmental terms.

List of Dioceses

Episcopal Conference of France

Ecclesiastical Province of Besançon

(Franche-Comté and part of Lorraine)
*Metropolitan Archdiocese of Besançon = Doubs, minus Montbéliard arrondissement
**Diocese of Belfort-Montbéliard = Territoire de Belfort and Montbéliard arrondissement
**Diocese of Nancy = Meurthe-et-Moselle
**Diocese of Saint-Claude = Jura
**Diocese of Saint-Dié = Vosges
**Diocese of Verdun = Meuse

Ecclesiastical Province of Bordeaux

(Aquitaine)
*Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bordeaux = Gironde
**Diocese of Agen = Lot-et-Garonne
**Diocese of Aire = Landes
**Diocese of Bayonne = Pyrénées-Atlantiques
**Diocese of Périgueux = Dordogne

Ecclesiastical Province of Clermont

(Auvergne)
*Metropolitan Archdiocese of Clermont = Puy-de-Dôme — New archdiocese (2002)
**Diocese of Le Puy-en-Velay = Haute-Loire
**Diocese of Moulins = Allier
**Diocese of Saint-Flour = Cantal

Ecclesiastical Province of Dijon

(Bourgogne)
*Metropolitan Archdiocese of Dijon = Côte-d'Or — New archdiocese (2002)
**Archdiocese of Sens = Yonne
**Diocese of Autun = Saône-et-Loire
**Diocese of Nevers = Nièvre
**Territorial prelature of the Mission de France at Pontigny

Ecclesiastical Province of Lille

(Nord-Pas-de-Calais)
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lille [Pope Benedict XVI elevated the Diocese of Lille to a Metropolitan Archdiocese. Cambrai (the former Metropolitan) became its suffragan, while retaining the title "Archdiocese" (see cite web|url=http://212.77.1.245/news_services/bulletin/news/21904.php?index=21904&lang=en|title=Daily Bulletin - Elevazione di Lille (Francia) a Chiesa Metropolitana e Nomina del Primo Arcivescovo Metropolita|language=Italian|publisher=Holy See Press Office|date=2008-03-29|accessdate=2008-03-30).] = Nord, arrondissements of Dunkerque and Lille — New archdiocese (2008)
**Archdiocese of Cambrai = Nord, arrondissements of Avesnes-sur-Helpe, Cambrai, Douai, Valenciennes
**Diocese of Arras = Pas-de-Calais

Ecclesiastical Province of Lyon

(Rhône-Alpes)
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lyon = Rhône and the arrondissement of Roanne in the département of the Loire
**Archdiocese of Chambéry = Savoie
**Diocese of Annecy = Haute-Savoie
**Diocese of Belley-Ars = Ain
**Diocese of Grenoble-Vienne = Isère
**Diocese of Saint-Étienne = Loire, minus the arrondissement of Roanne
**Diocese of Valence = Drôme
**Diocese of Viviers = Ardèche

Ecclesiastical Province of Marseille

(Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur)
*Metropolitan Archdiocese of Marseille = Bouches-du-Rhône, arrondissement of Marseille — New archdiocese (2002)
**Archdiocese of Aix = Bouches-du-Rhône, minus the arrondissement of Marseille (Arles is in the Bouches-du-Rhône)
**Archdiocese of Avignon = Vaucluse
**Diocese of Ajaccio = Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud
**Diocese of Digne = Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
**Diocese of Fréjus-Toulon = Var
**Diocese of Gap = Hautes-Alpes
**Diocese of Nice = Alpes-Maritimes

Ecclesiastical Province of Montpellier

(Languedoc-Roussillon)
*Metropolitan Archdiocese of Montpellier = Hérault — New archdiocese (2002)
**Diocese of Carcassone = Aude
**Diocese of Mende = Lozère
**Diocese of Nîmes = Gard
**Diocese of Perpignan-Elne = Pyrénées-Orientales

Ecclesiastical Province of Paris

(Ile-de-France)
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Paris = City-département of Paris
**Diocese of Créteil = Val-de-Marne
**Diocese of Évry–Corbeil-Essonnes = Essonne
**Diocese of Meaux = Seine-et-Marne
**Diocese of Nanterre = Hauts-de-Seine
**Diocese of Pontoise = Val-d'Oise
**Diocese of Saint-Denis = Seine-Saint-Denis
**Diocese of Versailles = Yvelines

Ecclesiastical Province of Poitiers

(Poitou-Charentes and Limousin)
*Metropolitan Archdiocese of Poitiers = Vienne and Deux-Sèvres — New archdiocese (2002)
**Diocese of Angoulême = Charente
**Diocese of La Rochelle = Charente-Maritime
**Diocese of Limoges = Haute-Vienne and Creuse
**Diocese of Tulle = Corrèze

Ecclesiastical Province of Reims

(Champagne-Ardenne and Picardie)
*Archdiocese of Reims = arrondissement of Reims in the Marne and département of the Ardennes
**Diocese of Amiens = Somme
**Diocese of Beauvais = Oise
**Diocese of Châlons = Marne, minus the arrondissement of Reims
**Diocese of Langres = Haute-Marne
**Diocese of Soissons = Aisne
**Diocese of Troyes = Aube

Ecclesiastical Province of Rennes

(Bretagne and Pays-de-la-Loire)
*Metropolitan Archdiocese of Rennes = Ille-et-Vilaine
**Diocese of Angers = Maine-et-Loire
**Diocese of Laval = Mayenne
**Diocese of Le Mans = Sarthe
**Diocese of Luçon = Vendée
**Diocese of Nantes = Loire-Atlantique
**Diocese of Quimper = Finistère
**Diocese of Saint-Brieuc = Côtes-d'Armor
**Diocese of Vannes = Morbihan

Ecclesiastical Province of Rouen

(Haute-Normandie and Basse-Normandie)
*Metropolitan Archdiocese of Rouen = Seine-Maritime, minus the arrondissement of Le Havre
**Diocese of Bayeux = Calvados
**Diocese of Coutances = Manche
**Diocese of Évreux = Eure
**Diocese of Le Havre = arrondissement of Le Havre in Seine-Maritime
**Diocese of Sées = Orne

Eccleasiastical Province of Toulouse

(Midi-Pyrénées)
*Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toulouse = Haute-Garonne
**Archdiocese of Albi = Tarn
**Archdiocese of Auch = Gers
**Diocese of Cahors = Lot
**Diocese of Montauban = Tarn-et-Garonne
**Diocese of Pamiers = Ariège
**Diocese of Rodez = Aveyron
**Diocese of Tarbes-et-Lourdes = Hautes-Pyrénées

Eccleasiastical Province of Tours

(Centre (France))
*Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tours = Indre-et-Loire
**Archdiocese of Bourges = Cher and Indre
**Diocese of Blois = Loir-et-Cher
**Diocese of Chartres = Eure-et-Loir
**Diocese of Orléans = Loiret

Under the direct authority of the Holy See

*Archdiocese of Strasbourg = Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin
*Diocese of Metz = Moselle

Episcopal Conference of the Antilles

Ecclesiastical Province of Martinique

(Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guyana)
*Archdiocese of Fort-de-France = Martinique
**Diocese of Basse-Terre = Guadeloupe
**Diocese of Cayenne = French Guyana

Episcopal Conference of the Pacific

Ecclesiastical Province of Papeete

*Archdiocese of Papeete = French Polynesia, minus the Marquesas Islands
**Taiohae o Tefenuaenata = Marquesas Islands

Ecclesiastical Province of Noumea

*Archdiocese of Nouméa = New Caledonia
**Diocese of Wallis and Futuna = Wallis-et-Futuna

Under the direct authority of the Holy See

* Diocese of Saint-Denis-de-la-Réunion = Réunion

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