I am an urban explorer and writer living in Chicago. I am American - and a Francophile at heart. I love to discover new French restaurants, bakeries, markets and events in my hometown and beyond, and connect with others who do as well. Catch my latest thoughts on Twitter and my blog.
Bastille Day is celebrated on July 14. In Chicago, the festivities last all weekend long. Here are several ways you can toast the blue, white and red – and all things French – from Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14.
This year is the year of the Dordogne – in Chicago, the U.S. and the world. The region was celebrated at the recent French-American Chamber of Commerce of Chicago’s annual gala and is the star of the touring Lascaux caves exhibition now at the Field Museum of Chicago.