French Travel Words

Understanding French travel words will be easy once you master this vocab! Find out how to pronounce different French words about travel with this free lesson. Listen to the audio, then practice your pronunciation with our voice recognition tool.

Knowing these French travel words will make your stay in a French hotel much more comfortable!

After this lesson you'll be able to ask for what you need in French, find your way around the hotel, and share any concerns you have with the hotel staff (hopefully avoiding the need for any French swear words!). Let's start with some basics...

How to pronounce French Travel Words

Here are some of the most basic French travel words to get you started. Further on in this lesson we will look at the pronunciation of these and more French travel words.
 
  • La clé or La clef - The key
  • Le numéro de la clé - The key number
  • Vous êtes dans la chambre numéro 29. - You are in room number 29.
  • Le rez-de-chaussée - Ground floor
  • Le premier étage - First floor
  • Le deuxième étage - Second floor
  • Le troisième étage - Third floor
  • Le quatrième étage - Fourth floor
  • Où est l’ascenseur  ? - Where is the elevator?
  • Où se trouve la piscine  ? - Where is the swimming pool?

French travel words to use at the hotel

La clé or La clef

The key

Le numéro de la clé

The key number

Vous êtes dans la chambre numéro 29.

You are in room number 29.

Directions will be given with reference to floors...

Le rez-de-chaussée

Ground floor

Le premier étage

First floor

Le deuxième étage

Second floor

Le troisième étage

Third floor

Le quatrième étage

Fourth floor

You may wish to know where the following are…

Où est l’ascenseur ?

Where is the elevator?

Où se trouve la piscine ?

Where is the swimming pool?

Où se trouve le restaurant ?

Where is the restaurant?

Où est-ce que vous servez le petit déjeuner ?

Where do you serve breakfast?

You may also want to know:

A quelle heure dois-je libérer la chambre ?

At what time do I need to check out of the room?

Est-ce que je dois payer maintenant ou plus tard ?

Do I pay now or later?

A quelle heure est-ce que vous servez le petit déjeuner ?

When do you serve breakfast?

If your room isn’t equipped with all the facilities you’d like, here are some useful phrases…

J’ai besoin de serviettes de toilette.

I need more towels.

J’ai besoin de savon.

I need more soap.

J’ai besoin de papier toilette.

I need more toilet paper.

J’ai besoin d’une couverture en plus.

I need an extra blanket.

J’ai besoin de draps propres.

I need clean sheets.

Here are some final words and phrases that might come in handy…

Un lit double - pour deux personnes

A double bed - for two people

La climatisation

The air conditioning

Le chauffage

The heater

Le chauffage est cassé

The heater is broken.

Sale

Dirty

Bruyant

Noisy

Propre

Clean

Froid

Cold

Chaud

Hot

L’eau

The water

La lumière

The light

Cassé

broken

Inacceptable

unacceptable

I hope you enjoyed today's lesson. If you want more on French words then have a look at this lesson on common French words.

À bientôt!
Marie-Claire Rivière and the Rocket French Team


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