Other prepositions describing position

There are many other useful prepositions that describe where something is situated.

These are some of the most commonly used in French:

dansinentrebetween/in between
devantin front ofcontreagainst
derrièrebehindchezat (when talking about where someone lives)
sousunderverstowards
suron

These prepositions don’t require you to change the article before or after them. For example:

  • j’ai logé dans un appartement devant la cathédrale - I stayed in an apartment in front of the cathedral
  • le café se trouve entre l’office de tourisme et la poste - the café is between the Tourist Information office and the post office
  • il est rentré chez moi avant d’aller chez Antoine - he came back to my house before he went to Antoine’s house

Other familiar prepositions include:

avecwith
sanswithout
pourfor