He served as the Apostolic Vicar of Japan from 1846 to 1852. He served as the Bishop of Basse Terre from 1853 to 1860, and as the Bishop of Nevers from 1860 to 1873. He served as the Archbishop of Aix-en-Provence from 1873 to 1885.
He died on September 12, 1885 in Aix-en-Provence.
Paris Foreign Missions Society.