Résumé : In the field of positive psychology, the subjective happiness scale (SHS) is one of the most widely used measures of happiness. While the scale has been translated into many languages, there is still no valid French version. The goal of this article is to inves-tigate the psychometric properties of the French translation of SHS and to establish a standard for the French population. Exploratory and confirmatory studies confirm the unifactorial dimension of the scale. Psychometric properties were judged satisfactory, and the French version of the subjective happiness scale (SHS-F) displays good reliability. Significant correlations with life satisfaction, positive and negative affect, depression, mindfulness and self-compassion demonstrate its convergent validity. These results suggest that the French version of the SHS is a valid tool for Francophone researchers and clinicians who want to measure happiness.