So I was planning to book a room for a night at La Colle Sur Loup, France. While in conversation with the hotel authorities, they said something like this:

we have a room without restauration at 83 euros

What does restauration mean? What does this statement mean?

  • Maybe they mean restaurant (breakfast or dinner). Which would mean you would not get any food there for that €83? Commented Feb 16, 2017 at 14:22
  • no breakfast included ?
    – Max
    Commented Feb 16, 2017 at 14:23
  • it simply means "food", as you can instantly see from any dictionary or translation site. you may be familiar with the English word "restaurant" - it simply comes from that French word.
    – Fattie
    Commented Feb 17, 2017 at 12:44

2 Answers 2


Restauration means catering. This means that you won't get any meal with the night.

Usually, you can have the following :

  • Breakfast (petit déjeuner in French)
  • Half board (demi pension in French, which usually mean that you have lunch or diner included)
  • Full board (pension complète in French, which means that you have breakfast, lunch and diner included)

So in that case, I think they used "restauration" as a poor direct translation to express the fact that there is no meal included. So probably, the breakfast is also excluded. If you provide the hotel name, I can check the french part and tell you for sure.

  • Belambra club La Bergerie
    – girl101
    Commented Feb 17, 2017 at 4:27
  • on the french website, I see two packages : one half board and one without any meal (because there is a kitchen in the room).
    – Laurent
    Commented Feb 17, 2017 at 8:15

It means 'without food'. So either they don't have food or you would pay extra if you ate there.


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