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Maison Cherie French lifestyle and home decor blog

Welcome to Maison Cherie, your ultimate destination for embracing the timeless elegance of French lifestyle and home decor. Dive into a world where sophistication meets charm, and discover the essence of French living through our curated articles on French home styles, exquisite home decor, and unique giftware. Whether you're seeking inspiration for transforming your living space or looking for authentic French traditional toys and games, Maison Cherie is your go-to source. Immerse yourself in the allure of French culture, explore our exciting competitions, and indulge in the art of creating a home that resonates with the spirit of France. 

French love themed facts and stories for Valentine's Day

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, here are some French love facts and stories.

Romantic couple in front of the Eiffel Tower

With French being the language of love and Paris being the city of love, the French do know a thing or two about romance, and with that in mind, we've put together some French love facts and stories for you to enjoy.


My flea (Ma Puce), a term of endearment


Did you know that une puce is a flea in French, and calling a loved one ma puce (my flea) is a term of endearment used between loved ones!


Love locks, a French tradition


Initialled padlocks known as love locks are a popular tradition in France whereby a couple affix the lock to a public fixture and then throw away the key to symbolise their unbreakable love.

The A shape of the Eiffel Tower, a homage to Adrienne


The A shape of the Eiffel Tower is a homage to Gustave Eiffel's teenage sweetheart Adrienne.

The first Valentine's Day card sent by the Duke of Orléans


When Frenchman the Duke of Orléans was captured at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 and imprisoned in London, he wrote love letters and poems to his wife back in France. These letters became the first recorded valentine's 'cards' (cartes d'amities) that we send today.


Happy Valentine's Day (Joyeuse Saint-Valentin) ❤️


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