French Phrases: Asking For Directions


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French Phrases: Asking For Directions

Lost? Do you need help asking for directions in French? No problem. Just use these handy French phrases.

Excuse me sir, how can I get to the museum please? Pardon monsieur, pour aller au musée s’il vous plaît?

Is there a bank near here? Est-ce qu’il y a une banque près d’ici?

I’m looking for a tourist information office: Je cherche un syndicat d’initiative.

Is it within walking distance? Est-ce qu’on peut y aller à pied?

Take the first turning on the right: Prenez la première rue à droite.

It’s the third turning on the left after the traffic lights C’est la troisième rue à gauche après les feux.

Carry straight on: Continuez tout droit.

Cross the street: Traversez la rue.

Turn right: Tournez à droite.

Go up the street: Montez la rue.

Go down the boulevard: Descendez le boulevard.

The station is on the left: La gare est sur la gauche.

There is a post office opposite the church: Il y a un bureau de poste en face de l’église.

The university is 200 metres from the station: L’université est à 200 mètres de la gare.

The bank is next to the supermarket: La banque est à côté du supermarché.

The youth hostel is between the town hall and the restaurant: L’auberge de jeunesse est entre la mairie et le restaurant.

I’m lost: Je suis perdu.

I need a street map (of the town): Il me faut un plan de la ville.

Follow the sign: Suivez le panneau.

You do not have right of way: Vous n’avez pas la priorité.

On the corner of the street: Au coin de la rue.

The square: la place

The crossroads: le carrefour

The roundabout: le rond-point

The bridge: le pont

The town centre: le centre ville

With thanks to Elizabeth Allen – Image by FirmBee

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