1995–96 French Division 1

The Division 1 1995/96 was the 58th season of the French Division 1 began the season on 19 July 1995. Promoted as Olympique Marseille came (ascent, however, was not granted because of financial problems, so last year's relegated Saint- Étienne in Division 1 remained ), EA Guingamp and FC Gueugnon Ligue 2 this. The season as champion finished AJ Auxerre and thus became the successor of FC Nantes. Qualifying for the UEFA Champions League Auxerre managed. For the UEFA Cup, the AS Monaco FC Metz, RC Lens and Montpellier HSC qualified. At the UEFA Intertoto Cup the following season Nantes, Rennes, Strasbourg and Guingamp Racing participated. About the Coupe de France, Paris SG participation in the European Cup Winners' Cup the following year secured. Relegated to the Ligue 2 had Gueugnon, AS Saint- Étienne and FC Martigues.