The former president, 63, can appeal the order, and no potential trial date has been set.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is being ordered to stand trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling, in yet another humbling knockdown to the hard-charging conservative leader. "He does not doubt that once again the truth will triumph", the statement read.
On March 21, in a separate case, the former president was charged with passive corruption, illegal financing of the election campaign and the concealment of Libyan public funds.
Sarkozy has always denied the allegations.
Last week Mr Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation over allegations that he received campaign funding from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2007.
Mr Takieddine claims he delivered three suitcases stuffed with cash to Paris between 2006 and 2007, and handed them over to Mr Sarkozy in the interior ministry when he was a minister. According to French media, those monitored phones revealed, in 2014, communications with a judge, Gilbert Azibert, to whom Sarkozy - planning a 2016 presidential run at the time - allegedly promised a plum position in Monaco in exchange for information about other pending legal proceedings against him.
Sarkozy appealed that order to stand trial, and a decision on his appeal is pending.
Newspaper Le Monde reported on Thursday that he is accused of using his power to secure leaked details of an inquiry into alleged irregularities in his 2007 election campaign.
In January French businessman Alexandre Djouhri, suspected by investigators of funnelling money from Gaddafi to finance Sarkozy's campaign, was arrested in Britain and granted bail after he appeared in a London court.
Sarkozy has said he's been unfairly targeted by investigators for political reasons.
Sarkozy also is slated to stand trial for alleged campaign finance abuses in his 2012 re-election campaign, which he ultimately lost to Francois Hollande, a Socialist.