Languages › French French Equivalents for the English Verb To Visit Share Flipboard Email Print Studio 642/Blend Images/Getty Images French Vocabulary Pronunciation & Conversation Grammar Resources For Teachers by ThoughtCo Updated January 27, 2019 There are a number of French equivalents for the English verb to visit and nouns visit and visitor. I. To Visit Aller voir is the most general French term - it literally means "to go to see," and is used only when visiting people. A somewhat more formal verb used to indicate that you are visiting people is rendre visite à. Je vais voir Monique. I'm going to see Monique. Elle va voir ses parents. She's going to see her parents. Je rends visite à Anne. I'm visiting Anne. Nous rendons visite à Luc. We're visiting Luc. Aller à is used when you are visiting a town, museum, or other attraction. A more formal verb for this is visiter. Je suis allé à Versailles. I went to Versailles. Nous allons en Belgique. We're going to Belgium. J'ai visité le Musée d'Orsay. I visited the Orsay Museum. Il visite actuellement Cannes. He's currently visiting Cannes. A formal visit, such as an inspection, is expressed with inspecter or faire une visite d'inspection. II. Visit The word visit can be translated by une visite (a tour) or un séjour (a stay with someone). La visite du musée dure 15 minutes. The museum visit lasts 15 minutes. Son séjour chez nous durera 3 jours. His visit with us will last 3 days. III. Visitor Une visite is the general term for a visitor who is visiting a person, while un(e) invité(e) refers to a guest at a home or party. Un(e) client(e) is at a hotel and un visiteur visits a museum or exhibition. Je n'ai pas beaucoup de visites. I don't get many visitors. Il y aura 100 invités à la fête. There will be 100 guests at the party. Les clients à cet hôtel sont riches ! This hotel's visitors are rich! Le musée reçoit 200 visiteurs par jour. The museum gets 200 visitors a day. IV. Summary Visiting a... Person Place To visit aller voir aller àrendre visite visiter Visit un séjour une visite Visitor un invité un clientune visite un visiteur Continue Reading To Speak French, You'll Need to Learn How to Conjugate Voir Don't Be Confused By "Bon" and "Bien" in French Conjugating the Most Important French Verbs: Avoir, Être, Faire All About 'Avoir,' a French Super Verb Faux Amis: French-English False Cognates Starting with A 'Passé Anterieur' (Anterior Past): An Important French Literary Tense How Do You Conjugate "Visiter" (to Visit) in French? In French, If You're Getting Dressed, You're Using a Pronominal Verb Learn the French Verb To Take Here's How You Use French Semi-Auxiliary Verbs How to Say to Return in French Here's How to Properly Say (or Ask) "What?" in French How Has French Influenced English? How French Proficiency Certifications DILF, DELF, and DALF Work Audio Dictionary: French Words Starting With A, B & C The Difference Between French Verbs "Habiter" and "Vivre"