What we're about

Do you hum "la Marseillaise" in the shower? Is wearing a "béret" "de rigueur"? Or is your French a little rusty? Speakers at all fluency levels are welcome. Attend any of our many events and enjoy the camaraderie of French-speaking people in Chicago's northern suburbs. Il y en aura 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. Visit our website for more details: http://afnorthshore.org/ .

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.

Upcoming events (5+)

Café Conversation Matin

Panera Bread

Join a group of 15 to 20 fellow Francophones for relaxed, mid-morning conversations in French on first Mondays, facilitated by one or more of our native or fluent AFduNS leaders. Meet at Panera in downtown Wilmette, 1199 Wilmette Avenue, just east of Green Bay Road. After purchasing your beverage or food, look for us at tables in the main seating area. Listening in French is encouraged. While no membership is required for newcomers, regular attendees are encouraged to become a member of AFduNS. For further info, visit http://www.AFnorthshore.org or contact [masked]. Membership in the AFduNS is not required to attend this free event. Membership in the Alliance Française du North Shore If you wish to join the AFduNS, see http://afnorthshore.org/membershipform.pdf for a membership form. Complete the form and mail it with your check. Annual dues are $50.00. We do not accept electronic payments at this time.

Événement Éphémère: French Market and St Roger Abbey Bakery

St Roger Abbey Bakery store

Meet at the Wilmette French Market (http://www.wilmette.com/visitors/french-market/) between 9 and 10 AM and then join us for relaxed French conversation and delicious pastries at St Roger at 10 AM. Listening in French is encouraged; all levels are welcome. Membership in the AFduNS is not required to attend this free event. Membership in the Alliance Française du North Shore If you wish to join the AFduNS, see http://afnorthshore.org/membershipform.pdf for a membership form. Complete the form and mail it with your check. Annual dues are $50.00. We do not accept electronic payments at this time.

Café Conversation Soir

Panera Bread

Meet a group of 10 to 15 fellow Francophones for relaxed, early-evening conversations in French on third Thursdays at Panera of downtown Wilmette, 1199 Wilmette Avenue, just east of Green Bay Road. Facilitated by one or more of our native or fluent AFduNS leaders. After purchasing your beverage or food, look for us in the main seating area. Listening in French is encouraged; all levels are welcome. No membership is required for newcomers; regular attendees are encouraged to become a member of AFduNS. For further information, visit www.AFnorthshore.org or contact [masked]. Membership in the AFduNS is not required to attend this free event. Membership in the Alliance Française du North Shore If you wish to join the AFduNS, see http://afnorthshore.org/membershipform.pdf for a membership form. Complete the form and mail it with your check. Annual dues are $50.00. We do not accept electronic payments at this time.

Apéro Conversation

Heinen's Grocery Store (cafe inside the store)

Meet fellow Francophones for evening conversation. This gathering is facilitated by one or more of our native or fluent AFduNS leaders. Order your café, thé, vin, charcuterie, fromage or pâtisserie, and then join us at our table. Heinen's has its own parking lot. Listening in French is encouraged; all levels are welcome. RSVPs help us arrange the appropriate number of tables and chairs. No membership is required for newcomers; regular attendees are encouraged to become a member of AFduNS. For further information, visit http://www.AFnorthshore.org. Membership in the AFduNS is not required to attend this free event. Membership in the Alliance Française du North Shore If you wish to join the AFduNS, see http://afnorthshore.org/membershipform.pdf for a membership form. Complete the form and mail it with your check. Annual dues are $50.00. We do not accept electronic payments at this time.

Past events (189)

Annual Spring Luncheon

Froggy's French Cafe

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