Changes in Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions

in France

France
DateAscendingChange
100Diocese of Aix was established
100Diocese of Limoges was established
150Diocese of Lyon was established
200Diocese of Autun was established
200Diocese of Besançon was established
220Diocese of Arles was established
250Diocese of Paris was established
250Diocese of Tours was established
260Diocese of Cimiez was established
300Diocese of Ajaccio was established
300Diocese of Alba Helvianorum was established
300Diocese of Albi was established
300Diocese of Amiens was established
300Diocese of Angoulême was established (became suffragan of Bordeaux)
300Diocese of Apt was established
300Diocese of Auvergne was established
300Diocese of Auxerre was established (became suffragan of Sens)
300Diocese of Beauvais was established
300Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bordeaux was established (with suffragan sees Angoulême and Périgueux)
300Diocese of Cahors was established
300Diocese of Chartres was established (became suffragan of Sens)
300Diocese of Châlon-sur-Saône was established (became suffragan of Lyon)
300Diocese of Die was established
300Metropolitan Archdiocese of Eauze was established
300Diocese of Javols was established
300Diocese of Langres was established (became suffragan of Lyon)
300Diocese of Le Puy-en-Velay was established
300Diocese of Lyon was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lyon (with suffragan sees Autun, Châlon-sur-Saône and Langres)
300Diocese of Marseille was established
300Diocese of Metz was established
300Diocese of Narbonne was established
300Diocese of Orange was established
300Diocese of Orléans was established (became suffragan of Sens)
300Diocese of Poitiers was established
300Diocese of Périgueux was established (became suffragan of Bordeaux)
300Diocese of Reims was established
300Diocese of Rennes was established
300Diocese of Rouen was established
300Metropolitan Archdiocese of Sens was established (with suffragan sees Auxerre, Chartres, Orléans, Paris and Troyes)
300Diocese of Soissons was established
300Diocese of Strasbourg was established
300Diocese of Toulouse was established
300Diocese of Troyes was established (became suffragan of Sens)
300Diocese of Vaison was established
300Diocese of Vienne was established
300Diocese of Évreux was established
330Diocese of Toul was established
340Diocese of Verdun was established
350Diocese of Bayeux was established
350Diocese of Nice was established (from Diocese of Marseille)
354Diocese of Embrun was established
370Diocese of Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux was established
372Diocese of Angers was established
374Diocese of Vence was established
380Diocese of Grenoble was established (from Diocese of Vienne)
390Diocese of Nîmes was established
400Diocese of Agen was established (became suffragan of Bordeaux)
400Diocese of Aire was established (became suffragan of Eauze)
400Diocese of Antibes was established
400Diocese of Auch was established (became suffragan of Eauze)
400Diocese of Avignon was established
400Diocese of Bayonne was established (became suffragan of Eauze)
400Diocese of Bazas was established (became suffragan of Eauze)
400Diocese of Besançon was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Besançon (with suffragan see Basel)
400Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bourges was established (with suffragan sees Albi, Auvergne, Cahors, Le Puy-en-Velay and Limoges)
400Diocese of Béziers was established
400Diocese of Carpentras was established
400Diocese of Cavaillon was established
400Diocese of Châlons-sur-Marne was established (became suffragan of Reims)
400Diocese of Digne was established
400Diocese of Fréjus was established
400Diocese of Gap was established
400Diocese of Nantes was established
400Diocese of Reims was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Reims (with suffragan sees Amiens, Beauvais, Châlons-sur-Marne and Soissons)
400Diocese of Riez was established
400Diocese of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges was established (became suffragan of Eauze)
400Diocese of Saintes was established (became suffragan of Bordeaux)
400Diocese of Sisteron was established
400Diocese of Toulon was established
400Diocese of Valence was established
400Diocese of Vernay was established
400Diocese of Alba Helvianorum was renamed as Diocese of Viviers
417Diocese of Arles was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Arles (with suffragan sees Antibes, Cavaillon, Marseille, Orange and Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux)
421Diocese of Lodève was established
440Diocese of Uzès was established (from Diocese of Nîmes and became suffragan of Arles)
445Diocese of Narbonne was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Narbonne (with suffragan sees Béziers, Lodève, Nîmes and Toulouse)
445Diocese of Vienne was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Vienne (with suffragan sees Die, Toulon and Viviers)
450Diocese of Le Mans was established (became suffragan of Tours)
450Diocese of Senez was established
450Diocese of Tours was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tours (with suffragan sees Angers, Le Mans, Nantes, Rennes and Vannes)
450Diocese of Vannes was established (became suffragan of Tours)
465Diocese of Cimiez was suppressed (to Diocese of Nice)
470Diocese of Rodez was established (became suffragan of Bourges)
499Diocese of Arras was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Reims and became suffragan of Reims)
500Diocese of Agde was established (from Diocese of Nîmes and became suffragan of Narbonne)
500Diocese of Aix was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Aix (with suffragan sees Apt, Fréjus, Gap, Riez and Sisteron)
500Diocese of Aléria was established
500Diocese of Avranches was established (became suffragan of Rouen)
500Diocese of Belley was established (became suffragan of Besançon)
500Diocese of Briançonnet was established
500Diocese of Couserans was established (became suffragan of Eauze)
500Diocese of Coutances was established (became suffragan of Rouen)
500Diocese of Dax was established (became suffragan of Eauze)
500Diocese of Glandèves was established
500Diocese of Javols was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Mende)
500Diocese of Lectoure was established (became suffragan of Eauze)
500Diocese of Lescar was established (became suffragan of Eauze)
500Diocese of Lisieux was established (became suffragan of Rouen)
500Diocese of Mariana was established
500Diocese of Meaux was established (became suffragan of Sens)
500Diocese of Mende was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Javols and became suffragan of Bourges)
500Diocese of Nebbio was established
500Diocese of Nevers was established (became suffragan of Sens)
500Diocese of Oloron was established (became suffragan of Eauze)
500Diocese of Quimper was established (became suffragan of Tours)
500Diocese of Rouen was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Rouen (with suffragan sees Avranches, Bayeux, Coutances, Évreux, Lisieux and Séez)
500Diocese of Sagone was established
500Diocese of Saint-Quentin was established (became suffragan of Reims)
500Diocese of Senlis was established (became suffragan of Reims)
500Diocese of Séez was established (became suffragan of Rouen)
500Diocese of Tarbes was established (became suffragan of Eauze)
500Diocese of Tarentaise was established (became suffragan of Vienne)
500Diocese of Vernay was suppressed
510Diocese of Rezé was established (from Diocese of Poitiers and became suffragan of Tours)
511Diocese of Laon was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Reims and became suffragan of Reims)
531Diocese of Noyon was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Saint-Quentin and became suffragan of Reims)
531Diocese of Saint-Quentin was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Noyon)
533Diocese of Carcassonne was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Narbonne and became suffragan of Narbonne)
534Diocese of Mâcon was established (from Diocese of Autun and became suffragan of Lyon)
570Diocese of Arisitum was established (from Diocese of Nîmes and became suffragan of Narbonne)
570Diocese of Elne was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Narbonne and became suffragan of Narbonne)
573Diocese of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne was established (from Diocese of Torino and became suffragan of Vienne)
580Diocese of Arras was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Cambrai)
580Diocese of Cambrai was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Arras)
580Diocese of Maguelonne was established (from Diocese of Nîmes and became suffragan of Narbonne)
590Diocese of Aleth was established (became suffragan of Tours)
600Diocese of Briançonnet was suppressed (to Diocese of Glandèves)
600Diocese of Thérouanne was established (from former Diocese of Arras and became suffragan of Reims)
700Diocese of Arisitum was suppressed (to Diocese of Nîmes)
794Diocese of Embrun was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Embrun (with suffragan sees Digne, Glandèves, Nice, Senez and Vence)
794Diocese of Tarentaise was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tarentaise (with suffragan sees Aosta, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and Sion)
824Diocese of Accia was established (from Diocese of Aléria and Diocese of Mariana)
848Metropolitan Archdiocese of Dol was established (from Diocese of Aleth)
848Diocese of Saint-Brieuc was established (from Diocese of Aleth and became suffragan of Tours)
848Diocese of Tréguier was established (from Diocese of Aleth and became suffragan of Tours)
851Diocese of Rezé was suppressed (to Diocese of Nantes)
879Diocese of Auch was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Auch (with suffragan sees Aire, Bayonne, Bazas, Couserans, Dax, Lectoure, Lescar, Oloron, Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges and Tarbes and gained territory from the suppressed Metropolitan Archdiocese of Eauze)
879Metropolitan Archdiocese of Eauze was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Auch)
884Diocese of Léon was established (from Diocese of Quimper and became suffragan of Tours)
900Diocese of Poitiers lost territory to Diocese of Angers
909Abbacy nullius of Cluny was established
1033Diocese of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne lost territory to Diocese of Torino
1070Diocese of Mâcon lost territory to Abbacy nullius of Cluny
1094.03.23Diocese of Arras was restored (from Diocese of Cambrai)
1100Diocese of Châlon-sur-Saône lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Besançon
1100Abbacy nullius of Saint-Oyand de Joux was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Besançon, Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lyon, Diocese of Châlon-sur-Saône, Diocese of Langres and Diocese of Mâcon)
1146Diocese of Aleth was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Saint-Malo)
1146Diocese of Saint-Malo was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Aleth and became suffragan of Tours)
1160Diocese of Auvergne was renamed as Diocese of Clermont
1199.06.01Metropolitan Archdiocese of Dol was demoted as Diocese of Dol (became suffragan of Tours)
1223Diocese of Bethléem à Clamecy was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Bethlehem–Ascalon and became suffragan of Sens)
1244.07.19Diocese of Antibes was renamed as Diocese of Grasse
1295.09.16Diocese of Pamiers was established (from Diocese of Toulouse and became suffragan of Narbonne)
1308.08.03Diocese of Pamiers lost territory to Diocese of Toulouse
1317.07.09Diocese of Saint-Flour was established (from Diocese of Clermont and became suffragan of Bourges)
1317.07.11Diocese of Castres was established (from Diocese of Albi and became suffragan of Bourges)
1317.07.11Diocese of Condom was established (from Diocese of Agen and became suffragan of Bordeaux)
1317.07.11Diocese of Maillezais was established (from Diocese of Poitiers and became suffragan of Bordeaux)
1317.07.11Diocese of Montauban was established (from Diocese of Cahors and Diocese of Toulouse and became suffragan of Toulouse)
1317.07.11Diocese of Rieux was established (from Diocese of Pamiers and became suffragan of Toulouse)
1317.07.11Diocese of Saint-Papoul was established (from Diocese of Toulouse)
1317.07.11Diocese of Toulouse was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toulouse (with suffragan sees Montauban, Pamiers and Rieux and lost territory to establish Diocese of Montauban and Diocese of Saint-Papoul)
1317.08.13Diocese of Tulle was established (from Diocese of Limoges and became suffragan of Bourges)
1317.08.13Diocese of Vabres was established (from Diocese of Rodez and became suffragan of Bourges)
1317.08.16Diocese of Lombez was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toulouse and became suffragan of Toulouse)
1317.08.16Diocese of Luçon was established (from Diocese of Poitiers and became suffragan of Bordeaux)
1317.08.17Diocese of Sarlat was established (from Diocese of Périgueux and became suffragan of Bordeaux)
1317.08.20Diocese of Limoux was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Narbonne and became suffragan of Narbonne)
1317.09.26Diocese of Mirepoix was established (from Diocese of Pamiers and became suffragan of Toulouse)
1318.02.22Diocese of Lavaur was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toulouse and became suffragan of Toulouse)
1318.02.28Diocese of Alet was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Narbonne and became suffragan of Narbonne)
1318.02.28Diocese of Limoux was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Narbonne)
1318.02.28Diocese of Saint-Pons-de-Thomières was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Narbonne and became suffragan of Narbonne)
1337Diocese of Sospel was established (from Diocese of Ventimiglia)
1412Diocese of Sospel was suppressed (to Diocese of Ventimiglia)
1475.12.21Diocese of Avignon was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Avignon (with suffragan sees Carpentras, Cavaillon and Vaison)
1515.06Diocese of Bourg-en-Bresse was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lyon and became suffragan of Lyon)
1516Diocese of Ajaccio lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Genova
1534.01.04Diocese of Bourg-en-Bresse was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lyon)
1536.03.27Diocese of Maguelonne was renamed as Diocese of Montpellier
1538Abbacy nullius of Saint-Oyand de Joux was renamed as Abbacy nullius of Saint-Claude
1559.05.12Diocese of Cambrai was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cambrai (with suffragan sees Arras, Namur, Saint-Omer and Tournai and lost territory to establish Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mechelen, Diocese of Antwerpen, Diocese of Gent and Diocese of Namur)
1559.05.12Diocese of Saint-Omer was established (from Diocese of Thérouanne and Diocese of Tournai and became suffragan of Cambrai)
1559.05.12Diocese of Thérouanne lost territory to Diocese of Ieper
1563Diocese of Mariana was renamed as Diocese of Mariana et Acci
1563.01.30Diocese of Accia was suppressed (to Diocese of Mariana et Acci)
1566Diocese of Bayonne lost territory to Diocese of Pamplona
1567.03.03Diocese of Boulogne was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Thérouanne and became suffragan of Reims)
1567.03.03Diocese of Thérouanne was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Boulogne)
1601.09.01Diocese of Elne was renamed as Diocese of Perpignan–Elne
1622.10.20Diocese of Paris was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Paris (with suffragan sees Chartres, Meaux and Orléans)
1648.05.04Diocese of La Rochelle was established (from Diocese of Saintes, from the suppressed Diocese of Maillezais and became suffragan of Bordeaux)
1648.05.04Diocese of Maillezais was suppressed (to establish Diocese of La Rochelle)
1678.10.03Diocese of Albi was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Albi (with suffragan sees Cahors, Castres, Mende, Rodez and Vabres)
1694.05.17Diocese of Alès was established (from Diocese of Nîmes and became suffragan of Narbonne)
1697.07.01Diocese of Blois was established (from Diocese of Chartres and became suffragan of Paris)
1731.04.09Diocese of Dijon was established (from Diocese of Langres and became suffragan of Lyon)
1742.01.22Metropolitan Archdiocese of Besançon lost territory to Diocese of Saint-Claude
1742.01.22Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lyon lost territory to Diocese of Saint-Claude
1742.01.22Abbacy nullius of Saint-Claude was promoted as Diocese of Saint-Claude (gained territory from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Besançon and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lyon and became suffragan of Lyon)
1777.07.21Diocese of Saint-Dié was established (from Diocese of Toul and became suffragan of Trier)
1777.11.19Diocese of Nancy was established (from Diocese of Toul and became suffragan of Trier)
1779.08.18Diocese of Chambéry was established (from Diocese of Grenoble and without ecclesiastical province)
1782Metropolitan Archdiocese of Besançon exchanged territory with Diocese of Basel
1790Abbacy nullius of Cluny was suppressed
1790.07.12Diocese of Lodève was suppressed (to Diocese of Montpellier)
1801.11.29Diocese of Agde was suppressed (to Diocese of Montpellier)
1801.11.29Diocese of Aire was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bordeaux and Diocese of Bayonne)
1801.11.29Metropolitan Archdiocese of Aix lost territory to Diocese of Digne
1801.11.29Metropolitan Archdiocese of Albi was suppressed (to Diocese of Montpellier)
1801.11.29Diocese of Alet was suppressed (to Diocese of Carcassonne)
1801.11.29Diocese of Alès was suppressed (to Diocese of Avignon and Diocese of Mende)
1801.11.29Diocese of Aléria was suppressed (to Diocese of Ajaccio)
1801.11.29Diocese of Amiens lost territory to Diocese of Arras
1801.11.29Diocese of Angers exchanged territory with Diocese of Le Mans
1801.11.29Diocese of Apt was suppressed (to Diocese of Avignon and Diocese of Digne)
1801.11.29Metropolitan Archdiocese of Arles was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Aix)
1801.11.29Diocese of Arras exchanged territory with Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cambrai
1801.11.29Metropolitan Archdiocese of Auch was suppressed (to Diocese of Agen)
1801.11.29Diocese of Autun lost territory to Diocese of Dijon
1801.11.29Diocese of Auxerre was suppressed (to Diocese of Troyes)
1801.11.29Metropolitan Archdiocese of Avignon was demoted as Diocese of Avignon (gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Alès, Diocese of Apt, Diocese of Carpentras, Diocese of Cavaillon, Diocese of Gap, Diocese of Nîmes, Diocese of Orange, Diocese of Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, Diocese of Sisteron, Diocese of Uzès and Diocese of Vaison and became suffragan of Aix)
1801.11.29Diocese of Avranches was suppressed (to Diocese of Coutances)
1801.11.29Diocese of Bayeux exchanged territory with Diocese of Coutances
1801.11.29Diocese of Bazas was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bordeaux and Diocese of Agen)
1801.11.29Diocese of Beauvais was suppressed (to Diocese of Amiens)
1801.11.29Diocese of Belley was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lyon, Diocese of Chambéry and Diocese of Grenoble)
1801.11.29Metropolitan Archdiocese of Besançon lost territory to Diocese of Dijon
1801.11.29Diocese of Bethléem à Clamecy was suppressed (to Diocese of Autun)
1801.11.29Diocese of Blois was suppressed (to Diocese of Orléans)
1801.11.29Diocese of Boulogne was suppressed (to Diocese of Arras)
1801.11.29Diocese of Béziers was suppressed (to Diocese of Montpellier)
1801.11.29Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cambrai was demoted as Diocese of Cambrai (gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Ieper and Diocese of Saint-Omer, lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mechelen, exchanged territory with Diocese of Arras and Diocese of Tournai and became suffragan of Paris)
1801.11.29Diocese of Carpentras was suppressed (to Diocese of Avignon)
1801.11.29Diocese of Castres was suppressed (to Diocese of Montpellier)
1801.11.29Diocese of Cavaillon was suppressed (to Diocese of Avignon)
1801.11.29Diocese of Chartres was suppressed (to Diocese of Séez and to establish Diocese of Versailles)
1801.11.29Diocese of Châlon-sur-Saône was suppressed (to Diocese of Autun and Diocese of Dijon)
1801.11.29Diocese of Châlons-sur-Marne was suppressed (to Diocese of Meaux)
1801.11.29Diocese of Clermont exchanged territory with Diocese of Saint-Flour
1801.11.29Diocese of Condom was suppressed (to Diocese of Agen)
1801.11.29Diocese of Couserans was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toulouse)
1801.11.29Diocese of Coutances exchanged territory with Diocese of Bayeux
1801.11.29Diocese of Dax was suppressed (to Diocese of Bayonne)
1801.11.29Diocese of Die was suppressed (to Diocese of Grenoble and Diocese of Valence)
1801.11.29Diocese of Dol was suppressed (to Diocese of Évreux, Diocese of Quimper, Diocese of Rennes and Diocese of Saint-Brieuc)
1801.11.29Metropolitan Archdiocese of Embrun was suppressed (to Diocese of Digne)
1801.11.29Diocese of Fréjus was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Aix)
1801.11.29Diocese of Gap was suppressed (to Diocese of Avignon, Diocese of Digne, Diocese of Grenoble and Diocese of Valence)
1801.11.29Diocese of Glandèves was suppressed (to Diocese of Digne and Diocese of Nice)
1801.11.29Diocese of Grasse was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Aix)
1801.11.29Diocese of La Rochelle exchanged territory with Diocese of Nantes and Diocese of Poitiers
1801.11.29Diocese of Langres was suppressed (to Diocese of Dijon and Diocese of Troyes)
1801.11.29Diocese of Laon was suppressed (to Diocese of Metz and Diocese of Soissons)
1801.11.29Diocese of Lavaur was suppressed (to Diocese of Montpellier)
1801.11.29Diocese of Le Mans lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tours, Diocese of Orléans and Diocese of Séez
1801.11.29Diocese of Le Puy-en-Velay was suppressed (to Diocese of Clermont and Diocese of Saint-Flour)
1801.11.29Diocese of Lectoure was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toulouse and Diocese of Agen)
1801.11.29Diocese of Lescar was suppressed (to Diocese of Bayonne)
1801.11.29Diocese of Limoges lost territory to Diocese of Angoulême
1801.11.29Diocese of Lisieux was suppressed (to Diocese of Bayeux, Diocese of Évreux and Diocese of Séez)
1801.11.29Diocese of Lombez was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toulouse and Diocese of Bayonne)
1801.11.29Diocese of Luçon was suppressed (to Diocese of La Rochelle and Diocese of Nantes)
1801.11.29Diocese of Léon was suppressed (to Diocese of Quimper)
1801.11.29Diocese of Mariana et Acci was suppressed (to Diocese of Ajaccio)
1801.11.29Diocese of Marseille was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Aix)
1801.11.29Diocese of Meaux exchanged territory with Diocese of Soissons
1801.11.29Diocese of Metz lost territory to Diocese of Mainz, Diocese of Nancy and Diocese of Strasbourg
1801.11.29Diocese of Mirepoix was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toulouse and Diocese of Carcassonne)
1801.11.29Diocese of Montauban was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toulouse, Diocese of Agen and Diocese of Cahors)
1801.11.29Diocese of Mâcon was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lyon and Diocese of Autun)
1801.11.29Diocese of Nantes lost territory to Diocese of Angers and Diocese of Vannes
1801.11.29Metropolitan Archdiocese of Narbonne was suppressed (to Diocese of Carcassonne and Diocese of Montpellier)
1801.11.29Diocese of Nebbio was suppressed (to Diocese of Ajaccio)
1801.11.29Diocese of Nevers was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bourges and Diocese of Autun)
1801.11.29Diocese of Noyon was suppressed (to Diocese of Amiens and Diocese of Soissons)
1801.11.29Diocese of Nîmes was suppressed (to Diocese of Avignon)
1801.11.29Diocese of Oloron was suppressed (to Diocese of Bayonne)
1801.11.29Diocese of Orange was suppressed (to Diocese of Avignon and Diocese of Valence)
1801.11.29Diocese of Pamiers was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toulouse)
1801.11.29Metropolitan Archdiocese of Paris lost territory to Diocese of Troyes
1801.11.29Diocese of Perpignan–Elne was suppressed (to Diocese of Carcassonne)
1801.11.29Diocese of Poitiers lost territory to Diocese of Angoulême
1801.11.29Diocese of Périgueux was suppressed (to Diocese of Angoulême)
1801.11.29Diocese of Quimper lost territory to Diocese of Saint-Brieuc
1801.11.29Metropolitan Archdiocese of Reims was suppressed (to Diocese of Meaux and Diocese of Metz)
1801.11.29Diocese of Rennes exchanged territory with Diocese of Nantes
1801.11.29Diocese of Rieux was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toulouse)
1801.11.29Diocese of Riez was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Aix and Diocese of Digne)
1801.11.29Diocese of Rodez was suppressed (to Diocese of Cahors and Diocese of Saint-Flour)
1801.11.29Metropolitan Archdiocese of Rouen lost territory to Diocese of Amiens and Diocese of Évreux
1801.11.29Diocese of Sagone was suppressed (to Diocese of Ajaccio)
1801.11.29Diocese of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toulouse and Diocese of Bayonne)
1801.11.29Diocese of Saint-Brieuc exchanged territory with Diocese of Vannes
1801.11.29Diocese of Saint-Claude was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Besançon)
1801.11.29Diocese of Saint-Dié was suppressed (to Diocese of Nancy)
1801.11.29Diocese of Saint-Flour exchanged territory with Diocese of Clermont
1801.11.29Diocese of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne was suppressed (to Diocese of Chambéry)
1801.11.29Diocese of Saint-Malo was suppressed (to Diocese of Rennes, Diocese of Saint-Brieuc and Diocese of Vannes)
1801.11.29Diocese of Saint-Omer was suppressed (to Diocese of Arras and Diocese of Cambrai)
1801.11.29Diocese of Saint-Papoul was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toulouse and Diocese of Carcassonne)
1801.11.29Diocese of Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux was suppressed (to Diocese of Avignon and Diocese of Valence)
1801.11.29Diocese of Saint-Pons-de-Thomières was suppressed (to Diocese of Montpellier)
1801.11.29Diocese of Saintes was suppressed (to Diocese of Angoulême, Diocese of La Rochelle and Diocese of Poitiers)
1801.11.29Diocese of Sarlat was suppressed (to Diocese of Angoulême)
1801.11.29Diocese of Senez was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Aix, Diocese of Digne and Diocese of Nice)
1801.11.29Diocese of Senlis was suppressed (to Diocese of Amiens and Diocese of Meaux and to establish Diocese of Versailles)
1801.11.29Metropolitan Archdiocese of Sens was suppressed (to Diocese of Troyes)
1801.11.29Diocese of Sisteron was suppressed (to Diocese of Avignon, Diocese of Digne and Diocese of Valence)
1801.11.29Diocese of Soissons exchanged territory with Diocese of Meaux
1801.11.29Diocese of Séez lost territory to Diocese of Bayeux
1801.11.29Diocese of Tarbes was suppressed (to Diocese of Agen and Diocese of Bayonne)
1801.11.29Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tarentaise was suppressed (to Diocese of Chambéry)
1801.11.29Diocese of Toul was suppressed (to Diocese of Nancy)
1801.11.29Diocese of Toulon was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Aix)
1801.11.29Diocese of Tréguier was suppressed (to Diocese of Quimper and Diocese of Saint-Brieuc)
1801.11.29Diocese of Tulle was suppressed (to Diocese of Limoges)
1801.11.29Diocese of Uzès was suppressed (to Diocese of Avignon and Diocese of Mende)
1801.11.29Diocese of Vabres was suppressed (to Diocese of Cahors and Diocese of Montpellier)
1801.11.29Diocese of Vaison was suppressed (to Diocese of Avignon)
1801.11.29Diocese of Vannes lost territory to Diocese of Rennes
1801.11.29Diocese of Vence was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Aix)
1801.11.29Diocese of Verdun was suppressed (to Diocese of Nancy)
1801.11.29Diocese of Versailles was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Paris and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Rouen, from the suppressed Diocese of Chartres and Diocese of Senlis and became suffragan of Paris)
1801.11.29Metropolitan Archdiocese of Vienne was suppressed (to Diocese of Grenoble and Diocese of Valence)
1801.11.29Diocese of Viviers was suppressed (to Diocese of Mende)
1801.11.29Diocese of Évreux exchanged territory with Diocese of Séez
1803.02.25Diocese of Strasbourg lost territory to Diocese of Konstanz
1804Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toulouse lost territory to Diocese of Urgell
1815Diocese of Strasbourg lost territory to Diocese of Konstanz
1816Diocese of Ajaccio lost territory to Diocese of Grosseto and Diocese of Massa Marittima e Populonia
1817.07.10Diocese of Chambéry was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Chambéry
1817.07.27Diocese of Moulins was established (from Diocese of Autun)
1818.04.01Diocese of Metz lost territory to Diocese of Speyer
1819.09.30Metropolitan Archdiocese of Chambéry lost territory to Diocese of Lausanne
1822.02.15Diocese of Annecy was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Chambéry and became suffragan of Chambéry)
1822.10.06Diocese of Aire was restored (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bordeaux and became suffragan of Auch)
1822.10.06Metropolitan Archdiocese of Albi was restored (from Diocese of Montpellier and with suffragan sees Cahors, Mende, Perpignan–Elne and Rodez)
1822.10.06Diocese of Amiens exchanged territory with Diocese of Arras
1822.10.06Diocese of Arras exchanged territory with Diocese of Amiens
1822.10.06Metropolitan Archdiocese of Auch was restored (from Diocese of Agen and with suffragan sees Aire, Bayonne and Tarbes)
1822.10.06Diocese of Avignon was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Avignon (with suffragan sees Montpellier, Nîmes, Valence and Viviers and lost territory to establish Diocese of Nîmes)
1822.10.06Diocese of Beauvais was restored (from Diocese of Amiens and became suffragan of Reims)
1822.10.06Diocese of Belley was restored (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lyon and became suffragan of Besançon)
1822.10.06Diocese of Blois was restored (from Diocese of Orléans and became suffragan of Paris)
1822.10.06Diocese of Chartres was restored (from Diocese of Versailles and became suffragan of Paris)
1822.10.06Diocese of Châlons was restored (from Diocese of Meaux and became suffragan of Reims)
1822.10.06Diocese of Fréjus was restored (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Aix and became suffragan of Aix)
1822.10.06Diocese of Gap was restored (from Diocese of Digne and became suffragan of Aix)
1822.10.06Diocese of Langres was restored (from Diocese of Dijon and became suffragan of Lyon)
1822.10.06Diocese of Le Puy-en-Velay was restored (from Diocese of Clermont and became suffragan of Bourges)
1822.10.06Diocese of Luçon was restored (from Diocese of La Rochelle)
1822.10.06Diocese of Marseille was restored (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Aix and became suffragan of Aix)
1822.10.06Diocese of Montauban was restored (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toulouse, Diocese of Agen and Diocese of Cahors and became suffragan of Toulouse)
1822.10.06Diocese of Nevers was restored (from Diocese of Autun and became suffragan of Bourges)
1822.10.06Diocese of Nîmes was restored (from Diocese of Avignon and became suffragan of Avignon)
1822.10.06Diocese of Pamiers was restored (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toulouse and became suffragan of Toulouse)
1822.10.06Diocese of Perpignan–Elne was restored (from Diocese of Carcassonne and became suffragan of Albi)
1822.10.06Diocese of Périgueux was restored (from Diocese of Angoulême and became suffragan of Bordeaux)
1822.10.06Metropolitan Archdiocese of Reims was restored (from Diocese of Meaux and Diocese of Metz and with suffragan sees Amiens, Beauvais, Châlons and Soissons)
1822.10.06Diocese of Rodez was restored (from Diocese of Cahors and became suffragan of Albi)
1822.10.06Diocese of Saint-Claude was restored (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Besançon and became suffragan of Lyon)
1822.10.06Diocese of Saint-Dié was restored (from Diocese of Nancy and became suffragan of Besançon)
1822.10.06Metropolitan Archdiocese of Sens was restored (from Diocese of Troyes and with suffragan sees Moulins and Troyes)
1822.10.06Diocese of Tarbes was restored (from Diocese of Bayonne and became suffragan of Auch)
1822.10.06Diocese of Tulle was restored (from Diocese of Limoges and became suffragan of Bourges)
1822.10.06Diocese of Verdun was restored (from Diocese of Nancy and became suffragan of Besançon)
1822.10.06Diocese of Viviers was restored (from Diocese of Mende and became suffragan of Avignon)
1823.07.30Diocese of Metz lost territory to Diocese of Namur
1825.08.05Diocese of Tarentaise was restored (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Chambéry and became suffragan of Chambéry)
1825.08.07Diocese of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne was restored (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Chambéry and became suffragan of Chambéry)
1830Diocese of Cambrai exchanged territory with Diocese of Tournai
1831.06.20Diocese of Nice lost territory to Diocese of Ventimiglia
1841.10.01Diocese of Cambrai was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cambrai (with suffragan see Arras)
1855.06.30Diocese of Laval was established (from Diocese of Angers and Diocese of Le Mans and became suffragan of Tours)
1857.06.03Diocese of Aire was renamed as Diocese of Aire et Dax
1859.01.03Diocese of Rennes was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Rennes (with suffragan sees Quimper, Saint-Brieuc and Vannes)
1860.06.14Diocese of Fréjus lost territory to Diocese of Nice
1860.06.14Diocese of Nice lost territory to Diocese of Cuneo
1874.07.10Diocese of Metz exchanged territory with Diocese of Nancy
1874.07.10Diocese of Nancy exchanged territory with Diocese of Metz
1874.07.10Diocese of Saint-Dié lost territory to Diocese of Strasbourg
1874.07.10Diocese of Strasbourg lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Besançon
1886Diocese of Fréjus lost territory to Diocese of Nice
1912.04.20Diocese of Tarbes was renamed as Diocese of Tarbes et Lourdes
1913.10.25Diocese of Lille was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cambrai and became suffragan of Cambrai)
1948.01.31Diocese of Marseille was promoted as Archdiocese of Marseille (without ecclesiastical province)
1952.07.26Military Vicariate of France was established
1954.06.16Ordinariate of Ordinariat des catholiques de rite oriental résidant en France (Eastern Rite) was established
1954.08.15Territorial Prelature of Mission de France was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Sens and became suffragan of Sens)
1957.04.28Diocese of Fréjus was renamed as Diocese of Fréjus–Toulon
1960.07.22Apostolic Vicariate of France (Armenian Rite) was established
1960.07.22Apostolic Exarchate of France (Ukrainian Rite) was established
1966Titular Episcopal See of Accia was restored
1966.04.26Metropolitan Archdiocese of Chambéry was renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Chambéry–Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne–Tarentaise (gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and Diocese of Tarentaise and lost suffragan sees Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and Tarentaise)
1966.04.26Diocese of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Chambéry–Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne–Tarentaise)
1966.04.26Diocese of Tarentaise was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Chambéry–Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne–Tarentaise)
1966.10.09Diocese of Corbeil was established (from Diocese of Versailles and became suffragan of Paris)
1966.10.09Diocese of Créteil was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Paris and Diocese of Versailles and became suffragan of Paris)
1966.10.09Diocese of Nanterre was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Paris and Diocese of Versailles and became suffragan of Paris)
1966.10.09Diocese of Pontoise was established (from Diocese of Versailles and became suffragan of Paris)
1966.10.09Diocese of Saint-Denis was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Paris and Diocese of Versailles and became suffragan of Paris)
1970.12.26Diocese of Saint-Étienne was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lyon and became suffragan of Lyon)
1971.07.01Diocese of Belley lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lyon
1971.07.01Diocese of Grenoble lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lyon
1974.07.06Diocese of Le Havre was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Rouen and became suffragan of Rouen)
1974.09.01Diocese of Poitiers lost territory to Diocese of Angers
1979.11.03Diocese of Belfort–Montbéliard was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Besançon and became suffragan of Besançon)
1986.06.30Apostolic Vicariate of France (Armenian Rite) was promoted as Diocese of Sainte-Croix-de-Paris (without ecclesiastical province)
1986.07.21Military Vicariate of France was promoted as Military Ordinariate of Diocèse aux Armées Françaises
1988.01.23Diocese of Belley was renamed as Diocese of Belley–Ars
1988.06.01Diocese of Strasbourg was promoted as Archdiocese of Strasbourg
1988.06.11Diocese of Corbeil was renamed as Diocese of Évry–Corbeil-Essonnes
2002.04Titular Episcopal See of Aléria was restored
2002.04Titular Episcopal See of Mariana en Corse was restored
2002.04Titular Episcopal See of Nebbio was restored
2002.04Titular Episcopal See of Sagone was restored
2002.12.08Metropolitan Archdiocese of Aix was demoted as Archdiocese of Aix (became suffragan of Marseille)
2002.12.08Metropolitan Archdiocese of Albi was demoted as Archdiocese of Albi (became suffragan of Toulouse)
2002.12.08Metropolitan Archdiocese of Auch was demoted as Archdiocese of Auch (became suffragan of Toulouse)
2002.12.08Metropolitan Archdiocese of Avignon was demoted as Archdiocese of Avignon (became suffragan of Marseille)
2002.12.08Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bourges was demoted as Archdiocese of Bourges (became suffragan of Tours)
2002.12.08Metropolitan Archdiocese of Chambéry–Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne–Tarentaise was demoted as Archdiocese of Chambéry–Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne–Tarentaise (became suffragan of Lyon)
2002.12.08Diocese of Clermont was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Clermont (with suffragan sees Le Puy-en-Velay, Moulins and Saint-Flour)
2002.12.08Diocese of Dijon was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Dijon (with suffragan sees Sens, Autun, Nevers and Mission de France)
2002.12.08Archdiocese of Marseille was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Marseille (with suffragan sees Aix, Avignon, Ajaccio, Digne, Fréjus–Toulon, Gap and Nice)
2002.12.08Diocese of Montpellier was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Montpellier (with suffragan sees Carcassonne, Mende, Nîmes and Perpignan–Elne)
2002.12.08Diocese of Poitiers was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Poitiers (with suffragan sees Angoulême, La Rochelle, Limoges and Tulle)
2002.12.08Metropolitan Archdiocese of Sens was demoted as Archdiocese of Sens (became suffragan of Dijon)
2006.06.14Diocese of Carcassonne was renamed as Diocese of Carcassonne et Narbonne
2006.12.15Diocese of Grenoble was renamed as Diocese of Grenoble–Vienne
2008.03.29Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cambrai was demoted as Archdiocese of Cambrai (became suffragan of Lille)
2008.03.29Diocese of Lille was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lille (with suffragan sees Cambrai and Arras)
2009.02.09Titular Episcopal See of Alet was restored
2009.02.09Titular Episcopal See of Apt was restored (no longer united)
2009.02.09Titular Episcopal See of Arisitum was restored
2009.02.09Titular Episcopal See of Briançonnet was restored
2009.02.09Titular Episcopal See of Carpentras was restored (no longer united)
2009.02.09Titular Episcopal See of Cavaillon was restored (no longer united)
2009.02.09Titular Episcopal See of Entrevaux was restored
2009.02.09Titular Episcopal See of Maillezais was restored
2009.02.09Titular Episcopal See of Orange was restored (no longer united)
2009.02.09Titular Episcopal See of Saint-Papoul was restored
2009.02.09Titular Episcopal See of Senez was restored
2009.02.09Titular Episcopal See of Thérouanne was restored
2009.02.09Titular Episcopal See of Vaison was restored (no longer united)
2012.07.21Diocese of Notre-Dame du Liban de Paris (Maronite Rite) was established (without ecclesiastical province)
2013.01.19Apostolic Exarchate of France (Ukrainian Rite) was promoted as Diocese of Saint-Vladimir-le-Grand de Paris (without ecclesiastical province)
2017.03.02Diocese of Nantes lost territory to Diocese of Angers
2022.07Diocese of Gap was renamed as Diocese of Gap et Embrun (lost title of Embrun)

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