Please note that most of our French classes and events are held live on Zoom while our building is partially closed until further notice.  

Bienvenue à l’Alliance Française de Chicago, home for all things French, for all Chicago!

What’s New

Ciné-Club: Loulou

Online Ciné-Club: Loulou

Monday, September 21, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

Oh, the cross-cultural appeal of the bad boy. This week we'll be taking a look at a story about an escape from a loveless marriage. Gérard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert bring you Loulou (1980). 

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Plein Air Concert Series: in our courtyard! #2

Plein Air Concert Series: in our courtyard!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Here’s your chance to hear music again in person and en plein air! Our second concert is presented in partnership with Third Coast Baroque and features the French soprano Nathalie Colas accompanied by Brandon J. Acker at the lute in an exclusive recital. 

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Café d'Albi 0923

Café d'Albi

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 6:30–7:00 p.m.

Keep your French fresh while you're cooped up in the house, join our online conversation! Café d'Albi is a moment of casual exchange for all French levels, so no pressure!

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The Millionaire, His Wife, and His Lover

The Millionaire, His Wife, and His Lover

Friday, September 25, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.

Go inside the storied contents of La Lopeziana, the Saint-Tropez villa of socialite Patricia Lopez-Willshaw. Mitchell Owens, Architectural Digest, uncovers the mystery of the millionaire, his wife, and his lover. 

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Mireille Guiliano Sept 26

A Frenchwoman in Provence

Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Join acclaimed author Mireille Guiliano as she reads from her new book-in-progress, discusses Covid-19, and revisits the principles of her best-seller — Why French Women Don’t Get Fat. She’ll discuss her passion for painting, her life in Provence, and she’ll welcome questions from the audience.

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Plein Air Concert Series: in our courtyard! #3

Plein Air Concert Series: in our courtyard!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

Prefer you jazz in an intimate setting en plein air? Paris Noir is back at the Alliance with the great jazz vocalist Greta Pope! Hear the songs of Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Eartha Kitt, Nat King Cole and others. 

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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.