Conjugate coming and going verbs (+ être) in Le Passé Composé (conversational past)

In Passé composé or conversational past, most verbs use avoir as their auxiliary.
However, a fixed number of verbs use être as their auxiliary verb instead.  
They are almost all verbs to do with movement:

Je suis venu te voir.I came to see you.

Tu es rentré tard.You came home late.

Le voleur est entré par la fenêtre.The thief entered by the window.

Nous sommes revenus.We came back.

Vous êtes allés au cirque hier.You went to the circus yesterday.

Marc est tombé par terre.Marc fell on the floor.

Ils sont arrivés à l'heure.They arrived on time.

You say: Je suis allé (I went) and not j'ai allé.

ATTENTION:

Note that the past participle following être agrees with the subject of the verb.
To learn about this, see Agreeing past participle with subject's gender and number with (+ être) verbs in Le Passé Composé

The verbs to do with coming and going use être

Aller to go – allé
Venir – to come – venu
Revenir – to come back – revenu
Arriver – to arrive – arrivé
Entrer – to enter – entré
Rentrer – to re-enter – rentré
Retourner to return – retourné
Sortir – to exit – sorti
Partir – to leave – parti
Tomber – to fall – tombé
 
There is also a "house diagram" showing these verbs in one easy-to-remember picture on Wikipedia:
La maison être  
  

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Je suis venu te voir.I came to see you.
Marc est tombé par terre.Marc fell on the floor.
Tu es rentré tard.You came home late.
Elle est allée au marché.She went to the market.
Vous êtes allés au cirque hier.You went to the circus yesterday.
Le voleur est entré par la fenêtre.The thief entered by the window.
Ils sont arrivés à l'heure.They arrived on time.
Nous sommes revenus.We came back.
On est partis tôt.We left early.
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