What does Lumiere say in French in Beauty and the Beast?

Answered by Cody Janus

Ma chère mademoiselle Lumiere, it is an absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to share with you the enchanting words spoken by the charismatic character of Lumiere in the beloved Disney film, Beauty and the Beast.

In one of the most memorable scenes of the movie, Lumiere welcomes Belle to the Beast’s castle with a delightful song called “Be Our Guest.” The lyrics of this song are filled with French phrases and expressions that add a touch of elegance and sophistication to the moment.

As the scene begins, Lumiere, accompanied by a chorus of enchanted household objects, sings:

Ma chère mademoiselle, it is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we welcome you tonight.
With open arms and open hearts, we invite you to relax and pull up a chair as the dining room proudly presents your dinner.

These opening lines set the tone for the warm and inviting atmosphere that Lumiere and his fellow enchanted objects aim to create for Belle. The use of phrases like “Ma chère mademoiselle” (my dear young lady) and “avec le plus grand plaisir” (with the greatest pleasure) convey a sense of genuine hospitality and charm.

Continuing with the song, Lumiere goes on to describe the grandeur of the feast that awaits Belle:

Be our guest, be our guest, put our service to the test.
Tie your napkin ’round your neck, cherie, and we’ll provide the rest.