• 13 May 2019

    June 8th : Together with Notre Dame - A Public Solidarity Concert in Chicago

    On June 8th, St. John Cantius Church will host a free concert celebrating the spiritual and cultural significance of Notre-Dame de Paris. The program will feature a combined choir of over 100 voices from choruses around Chicago. Come hear the famed Messe Solennelle, Op. 16, by Louis Vierne accompanied by the historic Casavant Frères pipe organ and other French works composed in Paris at (...)

  • 12 May 2019

    Films on the Lake 2019

    June 21 - July 16
    Films on the Lake is back this summer in Chicago Parks ✨ We invite you to different parks across the city to explore Paris through the lens of famous filmmakers like Jean Renoir, Jean-Luc Godard, Agnès Varda, François Truffaut and to visit Quebec during an evening with the famous singer La Bolduc...
    Films on the Lake is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in (...)

  • 7 May 2019

    The Thing About France : New Podcast by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy

    As part of the Cultural Services’ mission to facilitate exchange between the United States and France, The Thing About France podcast explores the relationships between French and American artists and institutions, and the long, complex cultural and political relationship between the two countries.

  • 7 May 2019

    The Tournées Film Festival : Call for Applications!

    Tournées Film Festival is a program of the FACE Foundation, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring French cinema to American colleges and university campuses. Our objective in providing nearly $200,000 in Tournées Film Festival grants every year is to fund festival endeavors that can eventually become permanent and self-sustaining.

  • 23 April 2019

    Let’s rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral!

    An important part of the French history and identity is affected by the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. It is also an architectural masterpiece that has been damaged and appreciated worldwide. Fundraising is getting organized. You can donate to the following foundation. Donors are consequently eligible for contribution deduction.


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    Notre Dame rebuilding efforts - Deputy Consul General of France Frédéric Cholé on WCIU

    JPEGThe burning of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris sparked an outpouring of grief from around the world, and right here in Chicago. Brandon Pope spoke with Frédéric Cholé, Deputy Consul General of France in Chicago for updates on rebuilding efforts and for context on the monument’s significance.