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asking for and giving directions in French

Learn phrases (Asking for & Giving directions)

Learning how to ask for and give directions in French is valuable for several reasons:

  1. Practicality: Knowing how to ask for directions in French allows you to navigate your way around French-speaking countries or regions with ease. It helps you find specific locations, such as landmarks, streets, or tourist attractions, and reach your destination efficiently.
  2. Independence: When you can ask for directions in French, you become more self-reliant during your travels. You won’t solely rely on maps or guidebooks, and you can confidently communicate with locals to get accurate information and guidance.
French Phrases English Translations
Excusez-moi, pouvez-vous m’indiquer le chemin vers… ? Excuse me, can you tell me the way to…?
[responsivevoice voice="French Female" rate="0.8" buttontext="►"]Où se trouve la gare la plus proche ? Where is the nearest train station?
Comment puis-je me rendre à l’hôtel de ville ? How can I get to the city hall?
Pourriez-vous me montrer sur la carte ? Could you show me on the map?
Excusez-moi, je suis perdu(e). Excuse me, I’m lost.
C’est loin d’ici ? Is it far from here?
Tournez à droite à la prochaine intersection. Turn right at the next intersection.
Continuez tout droit pendant 200 mètres. Go straight for 200 meters.
Traversez le pont et tournez à gauche. Cross the bridge and turn left.
Le musée se trouve sur votre gauche. The museum is on your left.
Allez jusqu’au bout de la rue. Go to the end of the street.
Prenez le métro ligne 2 en direction de… Take subway line 2 towards…
Excusez-moi, savez-vous où je peux trouver un taxi ? Excuse me, do you know where I can find a taxi?
Pouvez-vous me dire où se trouve la cathédrale ? Can you tell me where the cathedral is located?
Excusez-moi, est-ce que cette rue mène au parc ? Excuse me, does this street lead to the park?
Vous allez passer devant le cinéma sur votre gauche. You will pass the cinema on your left.
Le supermarché est juste en face de l’hôtel. The supermarket is right in front of the hotel.
Continuez jusqu’au rond-point et prenez la deuxième sortie à droite. Continue to the roundabout and take the second exit on the right.
Suivez les panneaux indiquant le centre-ville. Follow the signs to the city center.
Il faut prendre le bus numéro 10. You need to take bus number 10.
Excusez-moi, pourriez-vous répéter cela, s’il vous plaît ? Excuse me, could you repeat that, please?