Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon
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Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon

Section 2.11

2.11.1 Revision: choosing and booking hotels

In this session, you will revise choosing and booking hotel rooms, understanding directions, identifying and using dates (years).

Activité 56

trois étages (m. pl.)three floors
accueil (m.) personnes handicapéeswe welcome guests with disabilities
un hôtel deux étoilesa two-star hotel
tranquille quiet
à proximiténearby

You are looking for a hotel to stay in during a short visit to Avignon. The details of some of the main hotels in the town are given below.

  1. Choose hotels for the different requirements below.

    Choisissez un hôtel en fonction des détails suivants.

    • (a) You are unable to climb stairs.

    • (b) You prefer modern hotels (two possibilities).

    • (c) You want a hotel in its own grounds.

    • (d) You like to have a daily swim (two possibilities).

    • (e) You're travelling in a motor caravan.

    • (f) You like eating outdoors in summer (two possibilities).

    • (g) You need an additional bed for a small child.

    • (h) You're looking for a base from which to tour the region.

  2. How many of the hotels…

    Combien d'hôtels

    • (a) … are in the centre of town?

    • (b) … clearly have their own restaurant?

    • (c) … claim to have facilities for guests with disabilities?


  1. These are the hotels you are likely to choose:

    • (a) (A), (D), (E), (I)

    • (b) (F), (G)

    • (c) (H)

    • (d) (H), (I)

    • (e) (A)

    • (f) (B), (I)

    • (g) (E)

    • (h) (C)


    • (a) Three: (D), (E) and (G)

    • (b) Four: (A), (B), (D) and (I)

    • (b) Three: (D), (E) and (I). (A) welcomes disabled people, but mentions no facilities for them.

Activité 57

  1. You want to book a hotel room in l'Hôtel Métropole. Note down how to say the following.

    Écrivez l'équivalent français.

    • (a) l'd like to book a room.

    • (b) It's for two people for three nights.

    • (c) It's there a car park nearby?

    • (d) Is there an additional bed in the bedroom?

    • (e) How much is it?

  2. Listen to Extract 73 to help you revise booking a hotel room. Speak after each prompt.

Écoutez et parlez dans les pauses.

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Audio 35
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    • (a) Je voudrais réserver une chambre.

    • (b) C'est pour deux personnes pour trois nuits.

    • (c) Il y a un parking à proximité?

    • (d) Il y a un lit supplémentaire dans la chambre?

    • (e) C'est combien?

  2. Check your answers on the audio and in the transcript below.

Extrait 73

La réceptionniste Bonjour. Vous désirez?

(Say you'd like to reserve a room.)

Vous Je voudrais réserver une chambre.

La réceptionniste Oui monsieur, pour combien de personnes?

(Say it's for two people.)

Vous C'est pour deux personnes.

La réceptionniste Et pour combien de nuits?

(Say it's for three nights.)

Vous Pour trois nuits.

La réceptionniste Vous arrivez quand, monsieur?

(Say on September 23.)

Vous Le 23 septembre.

La réceptionnist Oui, il y a une chambre de libre, du 23 au 26 septembre.

(Ask how much it is.)

Vous C'est combien?

La réceptionniste Quatre-vingt-cinq euros.

(Ask if there is a car park nearby.)

Vous ll y a un parking à proximité?

La réceptionnistee Oui monsieur, il y a un parking fermé à proximité.

(Ask if there is an additional bed in the room.)

Vous ll y a un lit supplémentaire dans la chambre?

La réceptionniste Oui monsieur, il y a un lit supplémentaire.

(Tell her that's fine.)

Vous Bon, d'accord.


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