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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 !

For more information:
contact Flo Landureau at

Florence Landureau

Cultural Events

Featured coming events:


Saturday, February 13, 2016
Being a Chef - In Love With Chocolate

 With Madelaine Bullwinkel

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Une conversation interculturelle avec Marc Dilet et Odile Compagnon

Thursday, February 18, 2016
From the Kimono to Couture with Nena Ivon

 Hanae Mori and Kenzo - From the glamour to the fun, the beginnings of the journey from Japan to Paris

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Quitte ou double à l'Alliance

Come and get lucky with your French knowledge!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Film Retrospective 2015-16

''Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution'' by Deborah Riley Draper

With guest speaker Joy Bivins

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Being a Chef: Profiterole Party

With Madelaine Bullwinkel

To register, please call us at (312) 337-1070. Merci !



Thursday, March 03, 2016
From the Kimono to Couture with Nena Ivon

 Rei Kawakubo's - The excitement and challenge of Comme des garçons and her protégés


more events...

Learning Center

Winter Session 2016
February 8 – April 2
Enrolling now!

Download the Winter schedule PDF.

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Take the free online placement test.

Free Online Registration

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To register today, call (312) 337-1070

Winter Session

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