Sunday, 10 February 2013

Joyeuse St-Valentin!

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I thought I would add a few activities in French for that special day on February 14th. Here is a lovely video for a song called "Joyeux St. Valentin" by Toto Cutugno:


For older students, here is a list of the top 20 French love songs and you can download the whole collection from iTunes.

1. La vie en rose - Edith Piaf
2. C'est si bon - Yves Montaud 
3. Quand on a que l'amour - Jacques Brel
4. J'en déduis que je t'aime - Charles Aznavour
5. Parlez-moi d'amour - Lucienne Boyer
6. Les amoureux des bancs - Georges Brassens
7. T'aimer follement - Johnny Hallyday
8. Hymne à l'amour - Edith Piaf
9. Plus bleu que tes yeux- Charles Aznavour
10. Fleur bleue - Charles Trenet
11. C'est si facîle de vous aimer - Joséphine Baker
12. J'me suis fait tout petit - Georges Brassans
13. Je t'aime bien - André Bourvil & Bourvil
14. Comme un p'tit coquelicot - Marcel Mouloudji
15. J'aime les femmes c'est ma folie - Tino Rossi
16. Maladie d'amour - Henri Salvador
17. Le parapluie - Georges Brassens
18. Mon manège à moi - Edith Piaf
19. Oui j'ai - Johnny Hallyday
20. Ma main a besoin de ta main - Charles Aznavour

Another fun activity for your students would be to take a virtual tour of St-Valentin, Quebec. It is a small village in Quebec which has its sites set on becoming the capital of love. They would of course have Paris and St-Valentin, France to compete with!. The Globe and Mail provides pictures as well as an article about this unique, lovely village and its Valentine's traditions. Enjoy and Joyeuse St-Valentin!

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