Fostering cultural, intellectual, artistic and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local and regional communities.

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  • 27 Sep 2012 8:06 PM | Anonymous member
    For nearly half a century, the Chicago International Film Festival has brought the windy city an exciting selection of bold, new work from around the globe. Most of the films shown will not gain a wide release, secure a U.S. distributor, or become available on video. So this is your chance to not only see them first, but up on the big screen. Included this year are 20 original French Films and films co-produced by France. The festival runs from October 11th -25th. Check the site for details and the schedule: http:// show/ 142b497437c5fb2ceb9535148543a3b 1
  • 27 Sep 2012 12:14 PM | Anonymous member
    French architects Jacques Ferrier and Pauline Marchetti will lecture on the future role of architecture in presentations in Chicago (Oct. 9th) and Detroit (Oct. 11th).  For details on what appears to be an interesting event check out:
  • 21 Sep 2012 11:15 PM | Anonymous member
    At the Power Center in Ann Arbor, Oct 11-13, 2012

    The Théâtre de la Ville production of Rhinocéros directed by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota has been hailed for its illuminating and insightful approach to Ionesco’s celebrated play, skillfully setting astonishing moments of physical theater and movement in a staging that showcases both the haunting beauty of Ionesco’s words and his singular vision for the stage. Remaining true to the spirit and letter of the play, the production rekindles the staggering sense of urgency and risk conveyed by the script, as it depicts the struggle of one man to maintain his individual identity and integrity in a world where others have successively yielded to the inevitable domination of brute force. When the play was first presented in Paris, critics were ecstatic. “A masterpiece,” raved Le Monde. “A veritable tour de force on the part of the director… [and] a magical embrace between the show and the spectator.” Experimental, emotional, and emphatic – this performance is not to be missed.

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  • 06 Sep 2012 11:36 PM | Anonymous member
    Are you interested in paleolithic art? Are you willing to go to Chicago? If so, this is for you!
  • 31 Aug 2012 6:33 PM | Anonymous member
    There are great opportunities to enjoy French culture in the Midwest during the months of September and October.  Expositions, exhibits, cinema, art, etc. will be presented in cities from Minneapolis to Cincinnati, from Kansas City to Cleveland.  Of course Chicago will host the most, but Toledo, Cleveland, Ann Arbor, and Detroit will also provide opportunities for the Francophile.  Check them out at
  • 25 Jul 2012 3:24 PM | Anonymous member
    Do you like Chicago?  Do you like the French Cinema?  Guess where you should be this weekend!
  • 22 Jul 2012 2:35 PM | Anonymous member
    Do you like the Tour de France?  The Publicity Caravan might be more popular with the spectators than are the riders! Check it out at 
  • 13 Jul 2012 12:09 PM | Anonymous member
    This petanque club looks like the real deal!
  • 22 Jun 2012 6:18 PM | Anonymous member
    Do you like ballet with a French flair?  This might be for you.  Considered “one of the world’s greatest companies,” (Ballet News UK) the Paris Opéra Ballet makes its Chicago debut in a week-long engagement, launching the company’s 2012 North American Tour with their first American performances in more than a decade.

    The full 154-member company will perform two diverse programsundefinedGiselle, and a program of mixed repertoire to include Suite en blanc by Serge Lifar, Roland Petit’s L’Arlésienne, and Le Boléro by Maurice Béjartundefinedaccompanied by the Grant Park Orchestra in a first-ever collaboration with the Harris Theater 
  • 18 Jun 2012 10:19 AM | Deleted user
    47 members and guests had a wonderful meal and some great socializing at Treo restaurant Thursday June 14, 2012.  Click a photo for an enlargement.

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The mission of the Alliance Française de Toledo is to foster cultural, intellectual, artistic and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local and regional communities.

We accomplish our mission by providing a center with classes and resources for the study of French language and culture and by organizing, promoting, and enjoying cultural, intellectual, and artistic celebrations and social events.
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