Poems about France (And Other French things)

France

The land of wine and cheese,

Of baguettes and rosé.

The land of history and culture,

Of art and beauty.

The land of cafés and sidewalk dining,

Of charming villages and lively cities.

France is a country like no other,

A place where you can truly savour life.

France poem

French Wine and Cheese

This place is so beautiful,

The land of wine and cheese,

The country with the best food,

Ah, France! How I love thee!

Your cobblestone streets and quaint villages,

Your rolling hills and majestic mountains,

Your placid rivers and sparkling seas-

All are so picturesque and inviting.

France, you have a magic all your own,

A charm that draws people near,

And makes them never want to leave.

Thank you for your beauty, your culture, and your cuisine,

For all that you have given to the world.

Merci beaucoup, France!

French wine and cheese

French Rivers

The Seine is France’s mightiest river

The Loire, Rhone, and Garonne are also quite grand

These rivers have been the lifeblood of France

Carrying people and goods to every corner of the land

The French have always been drawn to their rivers

Each one has its own special charm and magic

The Seine flows through Paris, the city of light

And the Loire Valley is renowned for its beauty

The Rhone River is famed for its wines

And the Garonne carries barges loaded with goods

These rivers have been a part of France’s history

And they will continue to play a vital role in the future.

French Food

If I close my eyes and take a deep breath,
I can almost smell the delicate fragrance
Of France—the country of foodies’ dreams.
Here, the chefs concoct dishes with subtlety and finesse,
Using only the finest and freshest ingredients.
From starters to desserts, every meal is a masterpiece,
A flavour sensation that tantalizes the taste buds.
I could go on and on, but I don’t want to spoil the surprise.
Instead, I’ll just invite you to come and explore
The marvels of French cuisine for yourself.

French food

French Cities

There are so many French cities

Each one has its own charm

Montpellier is sunny and lively

Lyon is historic and charming

Nice is by the sea with a pretty promenade

Paris is well, Paris

Bordeaux is famous for its wine

And Toulouse is known for its students.

French cities

French Names for Girls

There are so many lovely french names
For girls it’s hard to pick just one
Isabelle, Camille, or Sophie
Marie, Genevieve, or Constance
Rosalie, Heloise, or Cecile
Anais, Gabrielle, or Louise
Juliette, Mathilde, or Anna-Belle

All of these names sound so sweet
They’re the perfect choice for any girl
They’ll make her feel special and loved
And everyone will want to know her name
Each one is unique and special
Just like the girl who bears it,

French Names for Boys

There are so many french names for boys,

How do you choose just one?

Laurent, Augustin, or Xavier,

All are so incredibly cute!

Guillaume, Antoine, or Pascal,

They all have such a charming sound.

Pierre, Jean-Luc, or Yves,

Such distinguished and gallant names.

Romain, Gaspard, or Thierry,

All unique and so very proud.

Jean-Baptiste, Jacques, or André,

So many to pick from – it’s hard to decide!

The French Flag

The French flag is blue and white

With a single red stripe in the middle

It’s been flown for centuries

As a symbol of freedom and democracy

People all around the world revere it

And see it as a sign of hope.

French flag

The French Impressionists

The French Impressionists brought light and color
To an age of darkness and gray
They liberated painting from the constraints of reality
With their bright, bold, and beautiful art
For a time they were ridiculed and scorned
But in the end they prevailed
And their work is now some of the most famous in the world.

In the shadow of the cathedrals
men with berets and cigarettes
looked at light in a new way. 

 They spilled their paints on canvas
putting the world on a easel. 

 Rivers and skies, mothers and children,
all were recreated in oils. 

 The people of Paris called them madmen,
but soon everyone wanted to see their work. 

 Monet, Degas, Renoir, they were the fathers
of a new art movement- Impressionism.

Ode to La Marseillaise

You are the song of our nation,
The rhythm of our heartbeats,
The voice of our freedom.

You embody all that we hold dear,
Our strength and our courage,
Our passion and our pride.

Your notes ring out like a bugle call,
Welcoming us to battle,
Stirring us to victory.

We pledge our allegiance to you,
Our flag and our country,
And we vow to always sing your praises.

The French Revolution

It was the time of revolution

when the people rose up

against the king and his rule

they wanted freedom and democracy

and they were willing to fight for it

the drums of war were beating

and the people were ready to take on the world

they were inspired by the principles of liberty, equality, and fraternity

and they knew that they could change the course of history

this was their chance to create a new France

a France that would be free and democratic.

crepes

French Crepes

The recipe is simple, but the end result is divine

You can fill them with any sort of filling you like

From sweet to savoury, there’s a crepe for everyone

They’re perfect for a quick and easy breakfast or snack

So give them a try, you won’t be disappointed!

The French Capital

The City of Lights,

Paris is a city so divine,

Filled with history and art,

It’s no wonder it’s called the “capital of romance.”

Lovers flock to its streets,

And each corner has a story to tell,

From the Louvre Museum to the Eiffel Tower,

This city is a must-see.

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel tower is so grand
Standing so tall and so proud
Its majesty is unmatched
No other building compares
Its elegance is truly divine
Paris would not be the same without it
This iconic landmark.

French Regions

There are many regions in France,

Each with their own unique culture,

From the Basque Country in the south,

To Alsace in the north-east,

There’s something special to be found

In every corner of this great land.

The people are warm and friendly,

And the food is simply amazing,

There’s nothing quite like a trip

To explore the beauty of France.

The French Alps

The French alps are a sight to see,
With their snow-capped peaks and pristine slopes.
There’s no better place to ski or snowboard,
Than on the trails that run through these mountains.

The views are stunning, and the air is fresh,
And it’s easy to understand why people love it here.
There’s a feeling of peace and solitude,
That can be found nowhere else but in nature.

The French Language

I love the sound of the French language

It’s like a beautiful song

I can’t help but be drawn in

The way they speak is so entrancing

I could listen to it all day

It’s such a romantic language

And I’m so lucky to know how to speak it too.

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6 thoughts on “Poems about France (And Other French things)

  1. There’s something special about learning a language, culture, or people through poetry.

    The lyrical quality of the words and the cadence of the poems can help you to remember vocabulary and grammar patterns more easily. And, if you choose poems that you enjoy, the experience of learning French can be downright pleasurable!

    In the poems you shared, I noticed that some common French words and names are used, which is great!
    My favorites are The French Revolution and The French Impressionists. Both of these poems teach kids about the rich history and culture of France.

    Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed these wholesome poems on France and kids would love them too!

    Cheers,
    Femi.

    1. Hi Femi,

      Thank you for your encouragement.

      There is so much to learn about any other country.

      I hope that these poems will spark or renew an interest that many of us have about the unique country that is France.

      All the best,

      Julia

  2. I am sure you are a big fan of France based on how you describe her. I visited France twice, and every time I was touched by her profound cultural heritages and the french cuisines. I believe those are why people love France so much. Your words about French cheese, wines, and foods make my mouth watering. Haha…

    Thanks for writing poems about France, which took me back to it again. 🙂

  3. I am so glad I came across your site. I visited France when I was about 12 years old and I can still say it was one of the most memorable trips I have ever taken. Your poems took me right back there. This is impressive considering my trip was 21 years ago!!!

    I remember eating hot dog and cheese baguettes under the Eiffel tower, visiting the Louvre, and sitting in the most quaint little french cafes.

    Now crepes, those are something else. I still have never come across crepes like the ones I had in an alley in France so many years ago.

    Your poems have reignited my passion to go back and visit.

    Thanks for the imagery!
    (P.S. I may have to consider some French names for my future children!)

    1. Hi Ashley,

      I too visited Paris at a similar age – maybe 13 – on a school trip. I mainly remember the Eiffel Tower and the Sacre Coeur. I have been back, and the last I have a lovely crepe on the side of the River Seine and finally visited the Louvre. There’s still plenty I need to go back for!

      Here’s a poem inspired by your crepes in an alley:

      I remember the first time I had crepes
      It was in an alley in France
      So many years ago
      I still think about that day
      The crepes were so light and fluffy
      And the filling was so delicious
      I can’t help but crave them sometimes
      When I’m feeling down or blue
      Crepe alley in France is where I want to be
      With a crepe in my hand and a smile on my face.

      All the best,

      Julia

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