Join the French-speaking community in the heart of Chicago!

We invite you to become a member of Chicago’s vibrant French-speaking community. Whether you wish to enhance your language skills, follow courses in cooking and wine tasting, watch award-winning films or browse our library of over 19,000 volumes – it’s all available to you six days a week and just steps from North Michigan Avenue.

Membership Benefits

Discounts on all Alliance language classes

Free borrowing privileges at the Brown Library

Unlimited access to the online library, Culturethèque

Discounts on Cultural Events

Membership Details

Membership is valid for 1 year from the date of purchase.


Family Memberships

Up to four cards, $185

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Dual Membership

Two cards, $155

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Over 65, $90

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Under 30, $90

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Under 18, $55

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Teachers of French $60

CPS French teachers can enjoy this membership for FREE! Call us for more details.

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Library + Cultural

No reduced tuition, $75

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Membership Discounts


AFC members receive the same rate as the members of AFFC for all events organized by AFFC.
More information on AFFC:

Bistro Campagne

Special Offer for AF Members: Experience the ambiance and charm of a quaint, French countryside bistro right here within the city limits at Lincoln Square's Bistro Campagne. Winner of Open Table's 2012 Diner's Choice award, this local gem is sure to please the most discerning palates. AF members receive a special discount of 10% off when you present your membership card at the restaurant. Bon Appétit !
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Bistronomic is LE nouveau restaurant with a French touch. Chef Martial Noguier (former Chef at Sofitel's Café des Architectes) has opened his own restaurant and proposes a modern take on the classic bistro menu. Receive 10% off of your check when you present your membership card.
840 N. Wabash Chicago, IL 60611

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

$10 discount on any membership level at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Please contact Allie Kehoe, Membership Services Coordinator at (312) 821-7540 to receive your discount.
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Reduced price tickets to French language films* at Facets Cinémathèque ($8 instead of $10) for Alliance Française members. Present your membership card at the box office to receive discount. Join Facets French Email list to receive updates about upcoming French films.
1517 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago.
*Some special events not included.

Gene Siskel Film Center

Reduced price tickets to French foreign language films on specific dates ($7 instead of $10) for Alliance Francaise members. (Not valid for special events, or with any other discount). Please check our bi-monthly e-newsletter or our facebook fan page for updates!

Hendrickx Belgian Crafter

10% discount at Hendrickx Belgian Bread Crafter located at 100 East Walton Street. Come and discover Belgian Country Bread, Belgian White Chocolate Bread, Real Croissants, Belgian Muffins... Baked everyday, on the premises by Renaud Hendrickx our Belgian Bread Crafter.
Opening Hours: Tue-Sat 8:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Sun: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
15 minutes blinking-light parking in front of bakery. Check out on Yelp.

IRIS International Jewelry

Iris brings its curation of the most unique and cutting edge jewelry designs from around the world - France included - just steps from us in the historic Water Tower Place. Each piece carries a unique message through designs inspired by times and places from around the globe. Members receive 15% off purchases in-store or online at with the code AFCHI.


Take advantage of a wonderful new Belgian chocolatier/café right around the corner from the Alliance: Leonidas on Chicago Ave. at Rush St. A great way to prep for class, or continue the conversation after, Leonidas offers café, latté, croissant, Belgian waffles and crêpes—mmmm! Fresh chocolates are flown in from Belgium every week. Current special is a small latté and croissant for $5.55. All AF members receive 10% off regular prices. Enjoy a true Euro-style café.
Leonidas: 59 E. Chicago Ave. Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

A Little Photo Studio

AF members enjoy an exclusive $50 discount towards a $250 Mini Session or head shot session at A Little Photo Studio. This studio focuses on children’s photography and provides a unique experience for kids and families. Located in Lincoln Park they have an incredible, welcoming set up. Last but not least they offer a Milk & Cookie Happy Hour with live entertainment the last Friday of every month!

Margeaux Brasserie

Chef Michael Mina’s love note to Paris, Margeaux Brasserie celebrates French cuisine with an elevated menu highlighting bold, craveable flavors, locally-sourced ingredients and prepared using classic technique. AF members receive a special discount of 10% off when you present your membership card at the restaurant. Bon Appétit ! margeaux-brasserie

Music Box Theatre

All tickets to Music Box Theatre’s French foreign language films are $8.00 for Alliance Française members. (Not valid for special events or with any other discount).
Download the complete calendar from the Music Box website.

Occitan Imports

Members will enjoy a 10% discount on French table linens purchased at Occitan Imports’ web site ( Occitan Imports offers a wide range of authentic, top quality French tablecloths and table linens imported from Provence in Southern France. Just enter the Discount Code AF-CHICAGO during checkout and the discount will be applied to your order automatically.
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Odéon Livre

Odéon Livre brings French-language literature to an American audience. Enjoy classic novels in their original text or sharpen your skills with our bilingual editions. AF members receive a free digital version of an Odéon Bilingue book of choice after buying a print edition of any Odéon book. Send an email to [email protected] for more information.
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Travel Wifi

AF members can use the code AFCHICAGO to enjoy an exclusive 10% discount with TravelWifi! At Travel Wifi we offer the easiest solution to get Internet everywhere while travelling by renting out secure and reliable hotspots. A Travel Wifi Hotspot, also known as pocket wifi or MiFi, creates a 4G network around itself enabling to connect up to 10 different devices and works in 120 countries around the world. Rent your Travel Wifi here