I was taught "faire une visite" and it was in textbooks. What happened to this expression?

I was taught "faire une visite" and it was in textbooks. What happened to this expression?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Frank,

'Faire une visite' is mostly used for touristy visits of attractions or monuments.

Nous avons fait une visite guidée du Louvre We had a conducted tour of the Louvre Museum

You can use 'faire une visite à quelqu'un' for to visit someone, but you are more likely to use 'rendre visite à quelqu'un' or simply 'aller voir quelqu'un'.

You might say, "J'ai  fait une petite visite à ma soeur en passant.", meaning, "I dropped in to my sister's while I was passing."

Hope this helps!

There are several ways in French to express that you visited someone.

Marie rend visite à sa copine. -- Marie pays a visit to her friend.
Marie vas voir sa copine. -- Marie goes to see her friend.

Personally, I am not sure about "faire une visite". I guess it is OK but I don't know for sure. Aurélie would have to chime in on that.

-- Chris.

Correction of a typo: "Marie va voir..." (not vas voir).

Sorry about that.....

-- Chris.

I was taught "faire une visite" and it was in textbooks. What happened to this expression?

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