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It literally means:
It means “Have a good trip” or “Have a nice trip“. We use it when saying goodbye to someone (or a group of people) leaving for a trip, to wish a safe and nice time during the trip.
Cool thing: “bon voyage” is also used in English with the exact same meaning.
When you want to wish a safe and good trip to someone or a group of people, you can simply add “Bon voyage“.
If you want to make a sentence out of it, you can say: “Fais bon voyage” (Have a nice/good trip). And for a formal version, use instead: “Je vous souhaite un bon voyage → I wish you a good/nice trip“
If the trip involves driving on the road, you can use “Bonne route → Have a nice (trip on the) road“. And if it’s a flight: “Bon vol → Have a good/nice flight“.
Finally, if the trip is about going home, you can also use “Bon retour → Have a good/nice journey home“.
A little trick, if you add “bon(ne)” before a noun, it will mean: “enjoy *noun*” or “have a nice/good *noun*“.