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French Recipes for Valentine’s Day

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If Paris isn’t in the budget, create a beautiful dinner with these quintessential French Recipes, easy to make at home. Whether it’s a dinner for two or a gathering of loved ones.

Which is often the way it is at my house. A setting for two is rare, but friends and family are always welcome around our table.

Be it Valentine’s Day… or any other day.

What makes the holiday special, for me, is anything Paris… or French. The following French recipes are classics, many by renowned chefs like Julia Child, Jacques Pépin and others.

If you want to make dinner even more authentically French, these four easy ideas will help bring that French flair home. 

4 Easy Ways to Create a French-Inspired Valentine’s Day

Here are some easy ideas to bring France home for a dreamy French Valentine’s Day.

1. Send a French Themed Note: – Send your loved one a hand-written note on French stationery. 

2. Listen to French Tunes: Set the tone by playing classical French music during dinner. 

And — an Amazon French music playlist here:


3. Create a French Mood: – Transport yourself to France by adding fresh or dried lavender, fresh flowers, and scented candles. The French cuisine you’ll be making will do a masterful job of bringing the essence of France home too. 

4. Set a French Table: Use your best china or create a French bistro-type setting. Make it intimate and small with linen and cloth napkins. And by all means, light candles and dim overhead lights. 

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French Recipes for Valentine's Day

If Paris isn't in the budget, create a beautiful dinner with these quintessential French Recipes, easy to make at home.


  1. Thanks for this helpful info. I’m making a plan to go tour to your city as I feeled so much bore in this lock down.
    However, I am a foodie and love to taste french foods and recipes. But I was confused on which restaurant I should go when I visit.
    Thankfully, now I have a handfull of options. Thanks for sharing this indepth info.
    One question- is there any restriction to visit your country due to Covid-19? Are the restaurants open?
    Waiting for your response…

    1. Hi Jennifer. I too am an avid lover of French food. In terms of restaurant restrictions, they differ from city to city, and even month to month. Before visiting I would check with the local health authority for current information. Thank you for your kind remarks.

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