Today’s French Lesson: “Parler de l’Amour”

It’s St. Valentine’s Day. What better time to learn French, the language of love?

In French class today at IS Aix-en-Provence we dove into a treasure chest of words and phrases the French use to express their feelings of love.

Would your heart go pitter-patter if your loved one called you “ma Puce” (my Flea)?

If someone said “avoir un cœur d’artichaut*” is it a compliment?

(*fall in love easily)

French the love language

I was surprised to be told that perfume tops the gift list for Saint Valentine’s Day in France, not a heart-shaped box of chocolates. Flowers are always good. Lingerie is even better –in red, of course.

Restaurants and cafes are packed for the occasion. Boulangeries are stacked with heart-shaped, chocolate-filled, cream-puffed, decadent delicacies of every description.

“Croyez-vous au coup de foudre?” Do you believe in love at first sight?

I do.

Click here for information on the French language school IS Aix-en-Provence

6 replies »

  1. Love this!! I was just rummaging through one of my drawers and found a sample of “Ingenue” and “Insouciante” perfumes from Parfums de Bastille…I want to go back…

    • Isn’t Aix just perfect? I loved being there for the language class at IS Aix. I want to go back too! Didn’t try the perfume so a good reason to return…

  2. Deborah Happy Valentine’s Day to you and we miss you and seeing your new location. Congratulations on you study of french and hopefully you will be able to teach me a thing or two when we arrive in April. Have a glass of champagne on me today and enjoy a wonderful time in Aix!!

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