There will be no classes held Monday, Nov. 20 – Saturday, Nov. 25 . • The Alliance will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20 and Tuesday, Nov. 21, and be closed Nov. 22 – 25. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Beurre et biscuits !

November 29 at 6:00 p.m.
Learn to make your own cultured butter, and use it to bake sablés, the classic French butter cookies that will steal the spotlight at your holiday cookie exchanges!

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Family Chefs · Financiers

December 6 at 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy a unique moment with your child baking financiers, little almond cakes flavoured with beurre noisette. Savor it together and bring the recipe home!

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Holiday Macarons

December 16 at 11:15 a.m.
Let smooth, shiny red macarons filled with raspberry jam and green ones with pistachio buttercream brighten your holiday table.


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.