Meet francophiles & French expats who call Chicago home. Where to buy the best baguette? Who has the most delicious macaron? From cultural events to French Craft Brewery tastings, there’s always something going on in the Windy City.

The best of French in Chicago: French Dining at Bistro Voltaire

Chicago residents and visitors will enjoy reasonably priced, French comfort food at Bistro Voltaire. Thanks for the efforts of its owner, Ned Boukram, the bistro offers a bit of joie de vivre right in the heart of the Windy City.
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The best of French in Chicago: French booksellers in the Windy City

When Europa Books closed in Chicago last year, the city lost its French-language book haven. Here are a few local booksellers to check out to fill the void in any French book lovers’ heart.
 Chicago, USA

The best of French in Chicago: A month-long celebration of French language and culture

In March, the Alliance Française de Chicago will host the annual Festival de la Francophonie, celebrating French language and culture around the world. All are invited to hear from speakers and authors, enjoy music and films, and sample French food and beverages - right in the heart of Chicago.
 Chicago, USA

The best of French in Chicago: a sip of history & intrigue with Lucid Absinthe

The once-banned, French-distilled absinthe is back in vogue in Chicago. And, thanks to the efforts of Lucid Absinthe, it's easier than ever to give 'the green fairy' a try on its own, mixed with water and an optional sugar cube, or in a modern or classic cocktail.
 Chicago, USA

Calling all Chicagoans: Taste French craft beer for yourself

It's time to try French craft beer for yourself at two events in Chicago on Monday, Feb 11 and Tuesday, Feb 12. Sample beers from regions across France and get to meet the brewers who expertly crafted each one.
 Chicago, USA

The best of French in Chicago: Parisian parfumeur Diptyque opens in Bucktown

With the opening of the Parisian parfumeur Diptyque's first store in Chicago at the end of 2012, Chicagoans can now experience the brand's luxurious scented candles, home fragrances and body care collection items for themselves - even closer to home.
 Chicago, USA

The best of French in Chicago: the Chicago French Market

The Chicago French Market is the first and only year-round, indoor French market in Chicago. It is open six days a week, and is home to nearly 30 specialty vendors which offer a wide array of produce, meats, fish, seafood, breads, pastries, chocolates, cheese, wine, artisan-made goods, flowers and more.
 Chicago, USA

The best of French in Chicago: Cheers to enjoying French craft beer in the Windy City!

What if I told you France produces great-tasting, high-quality craft beers? Would you be surprised? If so, you're not alone. France does indeed offer some of the finer things in life - including beer.
 Chicago, USA

The best of French in Chicago: French language classes for adults

Is building your French language skills one of your New Years resolutions? Then you’re in luck. Chicago offers a wealth of class options so you can make 2013 the year you learn French - and connect and engage with fellow French speakers and Francophiles at the same time.

The best of French in Chicago: Where to find authentic French bakeries

When I think of my own travels to France, I immediately think of the food I enjoyed there. And I know I'm not the only one. People always tell me that after returning from a trip to France it's hard to go back to eating just any old bread. They need and want authentic, crusty, chewy baguettes.
 Chicago, USA