Please note that all our French classes are held live on Zoom while our building is closed until further notice.  

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What’s New

3 Midwest Premieres

The Best of French "cinéma d'auteur"!

Saturday, August 1, 2020–Monday, August 31, 2020

Alliance Française de Chicago is proud to present the midwest premiere of 3 exclusive films: Perdrix, Vif-argent, and Merveilles à Montfermeil. The films will be available throughout the month of August at Kino Marquee. By purchasing a ticket to watch at home, you'll be supporting Alliance Française de Chicago just as if you were attending a screening at our physical location

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Ciné-Club: Perdrix

Online Ciné-Club: Perdrix ("The Bare Necessity")

Monday, August 10, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

This week we'll be looking at the first of the three films in our premieres series with Kino Lorber. We're starting things off with a quirky fish-out-of-water story involving a nudist colony, a robbery, and an unlikely detective. This week's film is Perdrix / "The Bare Necessity" (2019). 

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Online Café d'Albi 0812

Online Café d'Albi

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 6:30–7:00 p.m.

Keep your French fresh while you're cooped up in the house, join our online conversation! Hosted by a native speaker, Noémie, Café d'Albi is a moment of casual exchange for all French levels, so no pressure! We talk about everything ranging from everyday matters to more complex subjects - but always adapt to everyone's proficiency.

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Piano Forte - Isabelle Olivier

Isabelle Olivier at Piano Forte!

Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

Every Thursday from July 9 through August 13, join French Harpist and Composer Isabelle Olivier for her Summer Series at Pianoforte. Alliance Française members can save $15! but you must be a member and pre-register  to get the discount 

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Uncovering the Secrets and the History of the Paris Métro

Uncovering the Secrets and the History of the Paris Métro

Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

Join Alliance Française de DuPage Vice-President Charles Coulon as he takes a deep dive into the Paris Métro system. Charles, who lived in Paris and is bilingual French-English, is an acknowledged Métro expert and knows the grid and its history like no one else.

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Cooking Workshop · The World of Frozen Desserts

Cooking Workshop · The World of Frozen Desserts

Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 9:45–11:30 a.m.

Get ready to chill out with recipes for your favorite ice cream, sorbet and frozen yogurt flavors. Chef Madelaine will demonstrate basic techniques and compare results with a compressor freezer, freezer-bowl unit and no-churn options. Class ends with the creation of a classic Hot Fudge Sundae! 

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The Côte d'Azur as an Artistic and Social Swirl

The Côte d'Azur as an Artistic and Social Swirl

Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.

The radiating worlds of the Ballets Russes, Picasso, the Gerald Murphys, the Cole Porters and friends with Sarah Coffin, former Curator and Head of the Product Design and Decorative Arts Department at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

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Support us!

Support us!

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

The Alliance Française de Chicago has been an integral part of the city’s educational and cultural community for over a century. We pride ourselves in being diverse and international, by celebrating French-speaking cultures throughout the world. You can help us grow our services centered on the love of the French language and cultures by making a donation.

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More about the Alliance Française de Chicago

All year round, skilled teachers, authors, performers and artists share their passion for the French language and its various cultures with curious minds like yours. No need to speak French to come participate! Our expertise in teaching is complemented by a rich array of public programs (most in English), our wonderful library and a community of welcoming like-minded individuals.

The Alliance Française de Chicago is an independent not-for-profit organization and is not a French government agency.