Skip to content
10% OFF + Win a £200 Flight Voucher Special Offers
20 essential holiday phrases in French

20 Essential Holiday Phrases in French

Are you planning a trip to Paris for the 2024 Summer Olympics? Or, perhaps you are looking to discover the beauty of Madagascar, Provence, or Quebec. If you are planning to go on holidays to a French-speaking country, learning a few essential phrases is key. French is the official language of over 25 countries spread across the world, from Europe to the Indian Ocean. Learning a few French travel phrases is a great way to know the locals and discover the best the place has to offer. Before your next trip, learn these 20 essential travel phrases in French.

Holiday Phrases in French:

EnglishFrench
HelloBonjour
PleaseS’il vous plaît
GoodbyeAu revoir
Thank youMerci
YesOui
NoNon
Excuse me / SorryExcusez-moi/désolé(e)
My name is …Je m’appelle …
What is your name?Comment vous vous appelez?
Nice to meet youEnchanté(e)
Where do you come from?Vous venez d’où?
I came from …Je viens de …
How are you?Ça va?
Where is …?Où est…?
I would like …Je voudrais …
How much is that?C’est combien?
How do I get to …?Comment aller à …?
I don’t understandJe ne comprends pas
I’m sorry, I don’t speak FrenchJe suis désolé(e), je ne parle pas le Français
Do you speak English?Parlez-vous Anglais?

Learn these 20 essential French travel phrases for a trip of a lifetime. A great way to enhance your travel experience and a deeper appreciation of the local culture.

Sign up for our offers

Exclusive discounts on your course with Cactus directly on your inbox!

Next Steps to Learn French

Now that you know the holiday phrases in French is time to start learning French. You can start learning French online or in one of our language centres across the UK. We offer French language classes in Brighton, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Leeds, London and Manchester. Alternatively, you can learn it with our private French classes. Start your free trial.

Ready to Start Learning?

Learn a language,
your way

Are you ready to start learning a language? Find out more about our online lessons, face-to-face classes, teachers, best ways to start learning and more!

Start learning today

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • Catalan
  • Czech
  • Croatian
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
let’s go