60+ French Jokes You'll Love

Amelia Grace
Dec 12, 2023 By Amelia Grace
Originally Published on Dec 02, 2020
Edited by Flora Wilson
Beautiful panoramic view of Paris.

Delve into a collection of French jokes filled with laughter and enthusiastic "Ouiiiiiiiii"s. Whether you're a Francophile or just seeking a good laugh, these jokes will tickle your funny bone and perhaps introduce a French word or two. Grab a croissant, don your best beret, and let's begin this jovial journey!

France, a country uniting culture, fashion, technology, and delectable cuisine, has been a hub of high culture since the 17th century and ranks as the fourth most positively influential country globally!

With iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, constructed in 1887 to honor the revolution's anniversary, France's charm is undeniable. From Paris's gleaming streets to Provence's lavender fields, its influence extends beyond stunning landscapes, making waves in arts, science, and politics, ranking fourth globally in positive impact.

Here are some French jokes that you and your family are sure to love.


The Punniest French Jokes That Will Have You Cackling

Ready to take a journey through France, a land famous for more than just its delectable croissants and striking Eiffel Tower? From French food to culture, we've got it all! Let's hop on a metaphorical plane, and don't worry, no passports are needed!

1. Why did the French man bring a ladder to the bakery? Because he heard the croissants were on the rise!

2. What did the French girl say to her boyfriend? Eif-fell for you.

3. Why are French border staff so patient? Because they've mastered the art of "passporté" and always know how to make a smooth entry!

4. Why did the French ambulance never get lost? Because they always know the best "rue-te" to the emergency!

5. Why did the French ducks throw a party? Because they wanted to celebrate their "quack-tastic" sense of style and savoir-faire!

6. Why did the ghost become an opera singer at the Parisian opera house? Because it had a hauntingly beautiful voice that echoed through every "note"-orious performance!

7. Why did the wealthy Frenchman bring a ladder to the bakery? Because he wanted to take his dough to a higher level of sophistication

8. Why should you avoid the Eiffel Tower? It's a Paris site.

9. Why did the French guy warn me about France? There are loads of Paris sites!

10. Why don't French fish play hide and seek? Because even in their best camouflage, they're always "poisson" out in the crowd!

11. Why did the angry French aunt refuse to play cards? Because she couldn't "deal" with anyone's nonsense!

12. Where did the French cat live? Purr-is.

13. How do the French build their buildings? Eiffel glue.

14. Why did the French cat move to Paris? Because it heard the Eiffel Tower was the purr-fect place to live!

15. Why did the French coat refuse to go outside? Because it didn't want to get wrapped up in a case of "oh la la" chilly weather!

The Most Rib-Tickling Artistic French Puns That Will Leave You in Stitches

Now, if you're feeling a bit stuck and yearning for a French escape but can't quite get there, how about a giggle with some French puns? Whether you're a French language learner or just a lover of all things France, these puns can be your own personal tour guide.

16. What did the loanshark say to the Frenchman? You better have my Monet!

17. Why did the French flag go to the art gallery? Because it wanted to brush up on its "tricolor" theory and explore its abstract side!

18. Why did the French cheese factory hire an artist? Because they wanted their cheese to be a true masterpiece, fromage-ttable in every way!

19. What did the French policeman say after charging the driver for DUI? Why were you Rodin your car under the influence?

20. What type of photography do French photographers like? Candide. 

21. What did the French lover say to his wife who was late for work? It is time for Hugo to work, mon cherie.

22. Why does everyone love visiting France? Because it is beautiful in every Cezanne.

23. What did the tourist decide after visiting France for the third time? He wanted to Gauguin.

24. What do French people say when they meet new people? I hope your Degas are great!

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Whether you're in search of jokes for your French class, giggles for your kids, or some "dad jokes" with a French twist, there's a bon mot for everyone, helpful in your learning routine for your French pronunciation. So go ahead, have a little "pun" on your virtual trip to France.

25. Why was the French girl so good at telling jokes? Because she had that "je ne sais quoi" sense of humor that left everyone saying, "C'est drôle!"

26. What would a French dog who loves eating potatoes be called? A pomme de terrier

27. Why did the tourist want to visit France? Because it was a beret good time!

28. How did the French girl feel after dressing up for her dinner date? Very France-y.

29. What did the tourist say when he wanted to visit the French museum? I Musee French art.

30. Why do musicians love visiting France? Because of the good musee-c.

31. Why do most French tourists end up happy after visiting France? It is impossible to Rouen the trip.

32. Why do most people love visiting France? It is an oui bit different!

33. Why do many art critics love to read about French painter, Eugène Delacroix? They never get Bordeaux-ed about him.

34. What did the tourist say when his mother asked if he could visit France again? Of Corsican!

35. What do people usually say about France? It's very France-y.

36. When the French woman returned home after her trip, what did she say? I have so much to Marseilles about France

37. In France, why are they so competitive? Because they hate Toulouse.

38. What did the wife say to her husband when they bought a new house in France? I Cannes watch the French Riviera from this view.

39. What did the tourist's kid say when he saw the Eiffel Tower? I love this French Tour.

40. There is a French cat called “One two three”, and another called “Un deux trois”. Which cat won? “One two three” because “Un deux trois cat sank”.

The Funniest French Jokes About Food

Hungry for a bite of French tradition? The culinary scene in France is as rich as its creamy Béarnaise sauce. Influenced by neighbors and perfected through centuries, French food is a global favorite.

It's a melting pot of tastes and traditions, just like France itself. Did you know the French eat snails? That's right, it's a national delicacy, although many other countries in Europe, Africa, and South Asia eat snails too!

41. Why do the French eat snails? Because they believe in taking life at a "slime"-ly and sophisticated pace

42. Why did the croissant end up in a French prison? Because it couldn't stop loafing around with the wrong crust!

43. Why did the ghost refuse to eat the haunted French pancakes? Because it heard they were filled with "boo"-rrées!

44. Why was the French fry caught? Because it couldn't escape the "pot"ential for becoming a delicious snack!

45. What do frogs eat in France? French flies.

46. Did you hear about the French cheese factory that exploded? De brie is everywhere!

47. Why did the French military chef join the army? Because they heard they were in dire need of some "souperior" tactical cuisine!

48. Why did the potato go to Paris? Because it wanted to become French fries and soak up some culture!

49. There are a lot of cities in France, but there's only one Nice city!

50. What did the French friend say when she had to leave after finishing dessert? It’s time for me to escargot.

51. What type of breakfast do French people usually prefer? The breakfast of champignons. 

52. Why did the woman hate being alone in a deserted street in France? Because it gave her the crepes.

53. What is the favorite song that French people love listening to? 'Hey, macaroon-a.'

54. What did the man say to his new friends when he went to France? I hope our paths will croissant again.

55. Why do people from all around the globe love eating French food? Because the taste is brie-ond belief!

56. Why is French onion soup a favorite amongst people in France? Because it is absolutely soup-er.

57. Why do French people simply love their country and cultural heritage? They think that they are the creme brûlée of the crop!

58. What is written in the book of the French Constitution? The d-eclair-ation of man's every right.

59. Why do French people eat snails? They don't eat fast food!

60. What do you call spinning French fries? Rotatos.

61. What did the baguette say when it was being sliced? Ouch! Le pain!

So there you have it, mes amis – a delightful collection of French jokes that's sure to tickle your funny bone and maybe even spark your interest in the French language and even make you want to visit France.

If you're learning to speak fluent French, these jokes are a fantastic way to practice, and if you're just here for the fun, that's parfait too!

How Can These Jokes Help Your French Language Learning?

Jokes act as memory aids, making vocabulary, expressions, and grammar more memorable due to their amusing punchlines and setups. Sharing jokes in French facilitates social interactions and helps learners practice language skills in a relaxed setting.

Mastering jokes in a foreign language builds confidence, showcasing a deeper grasp of the language's intricacies and effective communication. The cultural integration achieved through understanding and appreciating jokes enables learners to connect more meaningfully with French speakers and gain greater cultural insight.

Whether you're in search of jokes for your French class, giggles for your kids, or some "dad jokes" with a French twist, there's a bon mot for everyone, helpful in your learning routine for your French pronunciation. So go ahead, have a little "pun" on your virtual trip to France.

Engaging with humor not only lightens the mood but can also enhance your understanding of the language's nuances and idioms.

Remember that one time you tried to explain a French joke and ended up laughing more at the attempt? It's all part of the fun and learning process.

It's like taking a mini-vacation in the comfort of your own home, exploring cultural quirks, and bonding with fellow Francophiles.

Whether it's a playful play on words or a witty one-liner, French jokes can serve as entertaining educational tools, fostering a love for the language and a hearty laugh. So embrace the joie de vivre and let the puns roll!

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Written by Amelia Grace

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English and Communication

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Amelia GraceBachelor of Arts specializing in English and Communication

Amelia is interning as a content assistant and editor at Kidadl, utilizing her academic background to provide engaging and valuable content. She studies English and Communications at the University of Exeter and enjoys reading and running in her free time.

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