Learn French for traveling





Learn French for traveling

A cultural-tourism approach for learning languages visually

l’Arc de triomphe, Paris (Michael Meinecke, CCA 3.0)


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Are you planning to visit France or other regions of la Francophonie?

Here at Travel French, you will learn 200 key phrases and 1,000 of the most common words in French. Try our 50 free online lessons.


  • The alphabet
  • Greetings and farewells
  • Introductions
  • Small talk. Talking about the weather


Talking about yourself and your family and friends

  • Talking about your family and friends
  • Talking about your studies
  • Talking about your work
  • Talking about time
  • Talking about your routines
  • Talking about your favorite landscapes


Learning about France

  • Learning about the regions of France
  • Learning about French festivals and celebrations
  • Learning about French wines, liqueurs and beers
  • Learning about French architecture
  • Learning about French art
  • Learning about French literature
  • Learning about French music
  • Learning about sports in France


Using the French transportation system

  • Busiest airports in France
  • At the airport
  • Taking the train: the TGV
  • French cities with a Métro
  • Taking inter-city buses
  • River and canal boat cruises
  • Taking a taxi
  • Asking for directions


Communications in France

  • the French postal system
  • At the post office
  • Having a telephone conversation in French
  • Writing emails in French


Using the French banking system

  • At the bank


Top-rated accommodation and dining in France

  • Famous hotels in France: the Michelin guide
  • At the hotel
  • Famous restaurants in France: the Michelin guide
  • At the restaurant
  • the French café


Top tourist attractions in France

  • Types of tourism in France
  • Top attractions in Paris
  • Top attractions in the Brittany region and Carnac
  • Top attractions in the Burgundy region and Dijon
  • Top attractions in the Chamonix-Mont Blanc region
  • Top attractions in the Côte d’Azur/French Riveria region
  • Top attractions in the Grand Est (Alsace Region) and Strasbourg
  • Top attractions in Île-de-France region and Versailles
  • Top attractions in the Languedoc Roussillon region and Perpignan
  • Top attractions in the Loire Valley
  • Top attractions in Normandy and Mont Saint-Michel
  • Top attractions in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, Biarritz and Bordeaux
  • Top attractions in the Occitanie region and Lourdes
  • Top attractions in Provence
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France

Top tourist attractions in la Francophonie

  • Top attractions in Quebec, Canada
  • Top attractions in Suisse Romande
  • Top attractions in Brussels and the Wallonia region of Belgium
  • Top attractions in French Polynesia
  • Top attractions in the Seychelles
  • Top attractions in Francophone Africa


Discovering Paris

  • Using local transport in Paris. Le Métro
  • Taking a sight-seeing tour of Paris: famous landmarks
  • Going shopping in Paris
  • Visiting a museum/art gallery in Paris
  • Attending a musical performance in Paris
  • Attending a sports event in Paris


Getting healthcare in France

  • at a medical clinic
  • at the dentist
  • at the pharmacy
  • dealing with emergencies

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