How do you know whether to use à or de in front of the place name?

EmilyA1Kwiziq community member

How do you know whether to use à or de in front of the place name?

Asked 1 year ago
RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Bonsoir Emily,

«à» is used to denote GOING TO a place,
i.e. je vais à Paris or je vais au cinéma.

«de» is used to express COMING FROM a place,
i.e je viens de Paris or je viens du cinéma.

Je vais de Londres à Paris.
I'm going from London to Paris.
SharmilaA1Kwiziq community member
Following the verbs venir or aller

How do you know whether to use à or de in front of the place name?

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