Le Saint Valentin!

le jour saint valentin

Joyeuse Saint Valentin! Valentine’s Day is celebrated in France, similarly to in America, with the giving of cards, gifts, chocolates, and flowers. Paris, the capital of France, has several nicknames, one of which is: “The City of Love.”

Interesting facts: The first Valentine’s Day card is said to have been written by the young French Duke of Orleans to his wife from his imprisonment in the Tower of London, in 1415! (You can see it here)

French today – Different fun links!



Mon amour – my love
Mon ange – my angel
Mon trésor – my treasure
Mon coeur – my heart

Mon petit chou – my little cabbage*
Mon lapin – my rabbit

Ma cherie (for girls/women) – my dear
Mon cheri (for guys/men) – my dear

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