Valentine’s Day in France (It’s Today!)

Bonjour !

It’s Valentine’s Day! Roses are everywhere, and French people are even more romantic than usual.

It’s a fun occasion to be extra sappy! Is Valentine’s Day different in France?

What is the French people’s view on romance? What’s the deal with “a romantic date” in French?

More posts on Valentine’s day:

Dos and Don’ts on La Saint-Valentin in France

Valentine’s Day tips

13 Phrases to Use with your Partner in French

5 Ready-to-Use Valentine’s Day Messages in French

Resources mentiond in the episode:

“Name Day in France”

“Les Bonbons”

“Mon Cœur, Mon Amour”

Et toi ?
How is la Saint-Valentin celebrated in your country?
What fun and unusual thing have you done for Valentine’s Day?
Are you doing anything special tonight?

Bonne journée,


Join the conversation!

  • Bonjour Geraldine! Chaque année, mon marier et moi, nous allons a la plage. C’est la tradition. Cette année, il fait cuisine biscuits des chocolate, comme la couer. (My husband and I go to the Oregon coast each year around Valentine’s Day. This year he made me a chocolate chip cookie shaped like a heart. This is reminiscent of what he did on our first Valentines, after 2 months of dating, 40 years ago. Very sweet of him)
    Bon jour de Valentin! 🙂

  • Bonjour Géraldine! Cette année nous célèbre la Saint Valentin à la première de Février parce que ça il y a la jour quand nous avons l’argent.

    Pendant trois jours j’ai cuisiné pour ma couer. Je fais cuisiné des pâtes Italien, un ragoût au porc, et un gâteau au fromage. Oh, je me souviens aussi, les petits gâteaux de crabe tourteau.

    Finalement, nous faisait une dance dans notre lit MDR

  • Salut Géraldine .. the new website looks just great ~ very well done, and
    I hope that this Valentine’s day brings you chocolates and flowers ~ you
    deserve them 🙂 Merci beaucoup.

  • Salut Géraldine! Est-il vrai que Les Français avaient une ancienne tradition de Saint-Valentin qui a été appelait «une loterie d’amour» ?

      • We say ‘sappy’ in the US. If I heard someone say ‘soppy’ I would assume they were trying to say ‘sopping’ to describe something drenched, i.e. “I had to run home the rain and now I’m sopping wet”.

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