Please note that most of our events and classes are held online via Zoom while our building is partially closed. 
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What’s New

Curbside Library Service

Curbside Library Service

Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

We are excited to announce our new Click & Pick library program - a safe and socially distanced way to take advantage of everything the AF Chicago library has to offer! We offer weekly curbside pickup from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Simply “click & pick” up to ten items, let us put everything together for you, and pickup your items on Saturday!

More info here!

Ciné-Club: La Cour de Babel

Ciné-Club: La Cour de Babel

Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

24 students. 24 backgrounds. 1 France. To kick off our Festival de la Francophonie, we'll be taking a look at Julie Bertuccelli's heartwarming documentary about a year in the life of immigrant students in Paris' 10th Arrondissement. Join us this week as we discuss: La Cour de Babel (2013)

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FrancoFun Food: France/La Réunion!

FrancoFun Food: France/La Réunion!

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

A 25-hour flight away from Chicago…La Réunion is part of the Mascarene Islands and a French overseas département in the western Indian Ocean. It is where the general Consul of France in Chicago, Guillaume Lacroix, comes from and thanks to the help of Chef Kilian Lizé, he will introduce us to a typical dish from the beautiful island with a volcanic past...

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Grands Châteaux of the Loire and Ile-de-France: Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Grands Châteaux of the Loire and Ile-de-France: Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

Our series inviting you to visit ten Grands Châteaux live from France continues! Today Russell Kelley explores the history of Le Vau, Le Brun and Le Nôtre’s early masterpiece, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, in the company of its fifth-generation owner Alexandre de Vogüé.

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FrancoFun Food: Martinique

FrancoFun Food! Martinique

Friday, March 12, 2021 at 6:00–7:00 p.m.

Join us for a live cooking class and cocktail demonstration with Chef Jérémie and Rhum Clément. This event is part of their month-long Celebration of the Antilles françaises during the Mois de la Francophonie, a series on the French departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe.  

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Intensive Initiation Class

Intensive Initiation Class

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Have you always dreamed of learning French? Make it a reality and register for our new Initiation class, designed for brand new students to French. Classes are scheduled every week on Tuesday and Friday starting Tuesday, March 15, and ending Friday, April 9. 

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Theater & Existentialism

Theater & Existentialism

Monday, March 22, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

One of the most iconic plays in France's history Huis clos (No Exit in its English title) is also a great illustration of the key concept of Existentialism. Join us to study the play and tackle a, if not the, French classic in a fun and educational way. 

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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.