Please note that some events and classes are on-site, while some remain online. Check the details for location. 
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What’s New

AF Tote Bags

AF Tote Bags

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Our French Tote Bags are now available! We offer four different tote bags with fun French expressions in both red and natural colors. Shop today before they are sold out!

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August BV Wine Class

Bon-Vivants Wine Class: France & The New Terroirs!

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 6:00–7:00 p.m.

The focus of this class is going to be tasting wines from several New World winemaking countries, but specifically from estates that were founded by French winemaking families. Let’s explore the history of these estates, where French savoir-faire meets a new terroir.

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Yoga Class - August 4

Free French Yoga | Yoga Gratuit en Français

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 9:30–10:30 a.m.

Join us to practice in French with yoga teacher Stephanie Bour every Monday and Wednesday at 9:30am at the Alliance.

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Bonjour Les Kids 08/04

Bonjour Les Kids

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 10:00–10:30 a.m.

Join us for stories, songs and dancing! Bonjour Les Kids is a casual and interactive space for preschoolers and their caregivers. 

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Book Reading Group: The Making of Paris - Session 5

Book Reading Group: The Making of Paris - Session 5

Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 4:00–5:00 p.m.

All are welcome to join this engaged group of Parisphiles to discuss "The Making of Paris" by Russell Kelley—a tale of the evolution of Paris from a small fishing village to the enthralling metropolis of today.

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Le Nouveau Weird - This August at Ciné-Club!

Le Nouveau Weird - This August at Ciné-Club!

Sunday, August 8, 2021 at

A killer jacket. A heavy-metal saint. An actor with no identity. A porn studio in crisis. Yeah, french movies can be pretty strange sometimes. And in the era following the  iconic "Cinema du Look" movement of style and visual panache in the 80s and 90s, you would have to be pretty weird to catch the mainstream attention of moviegoers who had thought they'd seen it all. Well, surprise! It gets weirder. 

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Cine-Club: Deerskin

Ciné-Club: Deerskin

Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Everyone handles their mid-life crisis differently. For the first in our August series highlighting the "nouveau weird" of French cinema, we're turning to Quentin Dupieux's dark comedy about a man who throws his whole life savings (and his life itself) into one special jacket. Join us as we take a look at the absurdist Jean Dujardin vehicle...Deerskin ("Le Daim", 2019)

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Yoga Class - August 9

French Yoga | Yoga en Français

Monday, August 9, 2021 at 9:30–10:30 a.m.

Join us to practice yoga in French with yoga teacher Stephanie Bour every Monday and Wednesday at 9:30am at the Alliance!

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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.