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Welcome to the Alliance Française de Chicago

Chicago’s French cultural and learning center dedicated to the study of French language, cultural exchange, and friendship between Americans and French speaking people.
The Alliance Française de Chicago is a non-profit 501(c)(3) institution.

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3 exclusive
travel getaways 2016
Bordeaux, Morocco & Basque

Bordeaux & Beyond...
April 5-15

May 4-15

Mysterious Pays Basque
May 18-28

Start planning for your next holiday adventure with fun, experienced, travel guide Flo Landureau. A French native with over 20 years of travel experience, discover the thrill of her "off-the-beaten-path" approach with these value-packed travel excursions. Allons-y !

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Cultural Events

Featured coming events:


Monday, November 30, 2015
RENEFER: 1914-18

An Artist on the Front Lines of the Great War

Exhibition through Dec. 22



Friday, December 04, 2015
Fête de fin d’année et de l'école

Festive Fayre & Cabaret des Fêtes !

Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Film Retrospective 2015-16

''Who are you Polly Maggoo?'' by William Klein

With guest speaker Gillion Carrara

Saturday, December 12, 2015
Family Cooking Class (Ages 7-10): Cake de Noël aux fruits confits

 A delicious cake full of flavors  to warm everybody up!

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Haute Couture Class: The Lost Couturiers with Nena Ivon

Jean Patou: The Bon Vivant



Saturday, January 09, 2016
Family Cooking Class (Ages 7-10): Galette des Rois

A tradition not to miss: "La Galette des rois", celebrating the Epiphany.

Saturday, January 16, 2016
Story-Telling (Ages 3-7): Le voyage de l'escargot by Ruth Brown



more events...


Merci à tous pour votre présence, vos gestes et votre soutien; nous avons été très touchés. Thank you for your kind words, gestures and support; they were really appreciated. Nos pensées accompagnent nos amis parisiens.

Learning Center

Fall/Winter 2015
November 18 – January 30

Download the Fall-Winter schedule PDF

Take the free online placement test.

Online Registration
Now Open

Click here for more information.

Or call (312) 337-1070


l'anglais pour les français

Cours d’anglais pour les nouveaux arrivants /
English classes for new members of the community
Nov. 18-Jan. 30 / 16 hrs.
For more information: click here.

New Fall/Winter Session At-a-glance

For more information: our calendar.

Special Holiday Hours

The Alliance Française will have special hours of operation from Nov. 23 to Nov. 28. Click here for more information.

Learn French in France

Chicago CollectionsSee Alliance Française on the Chicago Collections site.