Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I’m sure you are thinking what to get that special someone or where to celebrate the romantic day in Chamonix. Regardless of your budget we have a list for everyone:
Best shops to buy a Valentine’s gift
202 Rue Joseph Vallot, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
There are plenty of jewellery shops dotted around Chamonix. If you don’t find the perfect gift at SV Carat, there is also Bijouterie Claret (116 Rue Joseph Vallot), Swarovski Chamonix (125 Rue du Dr Paccard),Le Coffre À Bijoux (159 Rue Joseph Vallot), Lucie F. (15 Rue Whymper) and Cocobollo Sarl (189 Avenue Michel Croz).
Diamonds maybe a girl’s best friend but the way to a women’s heart is through her stomach. What better choice than some delicious goodies to gorge on. Other areas to shop: Ancey Chocolatier (60 Rue Joseph Vallot) and L’Univers du Bonbon (111 Avenue Michel Croz).
183 Avenue de l’Aiguille du Midi, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Pick up a lovely bouquet of flowers from this florist, located very close to the Aiguille du Midi telepherique. There’s also Adonis Fleurs (346 Rue Joseph Vallot) and Aux Mille and Bouquet (880 Route des Praz).
Restaurants and bars in Chamonix
Le 3842 Restaurant
Sommet de l’Aiguille du Midi, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than a tasty lunch on the summit of the Aiguille du Midi and ski the Vallée Blanche after. Or you can “relax” and admire the view from the Skywalk then take the telepherique back to town.
Bighorn Bistro & Bakery
77 Place Edmond Desailloud, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Bighorn Bistro and Bakery bring a modern take on American inspired cuisine in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Right in the heart of Cham Sud and next to Monkey bar and restaurant who are hosting Sinthia & Dave Do Valentine’s party starting from 21h30.
Munchie – bar et cuisine
87 Rue des Moulins, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Impress your better half with a romantic dinner for 2 at Munchie. Located right on rue des Moulins, you can feast on sushi then head to Bar’dup and Le Chamonix Social Club to celebrate in boozy style!
Valentine’s Day is a day that can be genuinely romantic and/or farcical cliché. Whether you celebrate it or not, it’s a great excuse to brush up on your French!
Here is a list of some love related French vocabulary:
Saint Valentin (f) – Valentine’s Day
Février (m) – February
la célébration – the celebration
la fête – the party
le cœur – the heart
les amoureux – lovers
l’amour – love
un cadeau – a present, gift
un ballotin de chocolats – a box of chocolates
des fleurs – flowers
un bouquet de fleurs – a bouquet of flowers
un bijou – a jewel
des bonbons – candy
petit ami – boyfriend
petite amie – girlfriend
sois mon valentin – be my valentine (masculine)
sois ma valentine – be my valentine (feminine)
bisou – kiss
aimer – to love/like
se fiancer – to get engaged
éposuer – to marry
flirter – to flirt
se bécoter – to smooch/kiss