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Bringing Parisian Artists to a Chicago Museum

Palais de Tokyo’s Hors les Murs program has been bringing work from the Parisian institution all around the world since its conception in 2013. The contemporary art museum will hold its first large-scale project in the U.S. in Chicago's DuSable Museum of African American History from September 13 to October 29. For the project, titled Singing Stones, eleven French and...

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Little Voyageurs, the Travel Guide for Cool Parents

Two French women have joined forces to prove that strollers and city breaks can work wonderfully together, and have published a series of online travel guides aimed at trendy parents. After uncovering the best bits of San Francisco, Miami and Chicago, the pair has just released their guide for Brooklyn. Charlotte Burgoyne and Marie-Pacifique Blanckaert first met each other in a park...

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A Touch of France in a Chicago Mexican Kitchen

Years after his humble beginning in the United States, Mexican chef Carlos Gaytan still calls on his classical French training to help him reimagine Mexican gastronomy. His restaurant will be participating in Chicago’s French Restaurant Week through July 23. From a dishwasher to the first Mexican chef to be awarded a Michelin star, Carlos Gaytan’s journey to success does not mean...

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Where to Eat French Cuisine During Chicago’s Restaurant Week?

July 10 to 23, 12 French restaurants in Chicago will be offering special prix fixe menus so that the public can sample their best dishes at affordable prices. The third edition of the city’s French Restaurant Week coincides with Bastille Day celebrations and meals will be offered for $17.89, $38, and 178.90 to echo France’s revolutionary year. Below is a...

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May Day, a Tradition Born in the U.S.A.

Did you know? In France, America, and many other countries across the world, May Day is celebrated on May 1 in homage to a bloody labor demonstration in Chicago in 1886. Chicago was the industrial capital of the United States in the late 19th century, and the workers’ union movement was beginning to take root. On Saturday, May 1, 1886, some...

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Georges Bigot Stages “Macbeth” in Chicago

French actor and stage director Georges Bigot is presenting a modern adaptation of Macbeth in Chicago until December 4, 2016. Renowned for his role at the Théâtre du Soleil in Paris in the 1980s, Bigot has been working on this Shakespearian project for the last year with a local company called Theatre Y. France-Amérique: How did you begin working with...