The Minister of the Interior (French: Ministre de l'Intérieur, French pronunciation: [mi.nistʁ.də.lɛ̃.te'ʁjœʁ] ; full title Ministre de l'intérieur, de l'outre-mer, des collectivités territoriales et de l'immigration) in France is one of the most important governmental cabinet positions, responsible for the following:
The Minister of Interior is also Ministre des cultes and is formally consulted in the process of appointment of Catholic diocesan bishops (Briand-Ceretti Agreement).
While the ministry of the Interior supervises police forces, it does not supervise criminal enquiries; criminal enquiries are conducted under the supervision of the judiciary.
The Ministry's headquarters are located on the place Beauvau, facing the Élysée Palace. "Place Beauvau" is often used as a metonym for the ministry.