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Alliance Française du North Shore

a 501(c)(3) organization

French Culture, Language, History and Literature on Chicago's North Shore


Do you hum la Marseillaise in the shower? Is wearing a béret de rigueur? Or is your French a little rusty? Beginners and fluent speakers alike are welcome. Attend any of our many events and enjoy the camaraderie of French-speaking people in Chicago's northern suburbs. Il y en a pour tous les goûts !

We are a chapter of the cultural and educational not-for-profit Alliance Française organization, a worldwide network of chapters that seek to educate members about francophone cultures, language, history and literature.

Si vous voulez améliorer votre compréhension et expression de la langue française, venez vous joindre à nous.

Join us and put a little French in your life.

Our Mission

The mission of the Alliance Française du North Shore is to inspire and foster an appreciation and enjoyment of French language and francophone cultures through educational, intellectual, artistic, charitable and social endeavors.

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Conversation groups take place at Panera Bread in Wilmette and Heinen's Grocery Store in Glenview. Check our calendar and our Meetup site for event times and locations.

Monthly programs with French-speaking presenters take place at the Wilmette Public Library and the Ciné Club meets at the Glenview Public Library. For special events such as the Soirée Trivia and annual luncheon, other venues are used.