Historical Homes Tours
Annual Jour de Fete
Ste. Genevieve, Missouri


A volunteer guide at the Felix Vallé Home

August 12 - August 13, 2017
Historic District of Ste. Genevieve
Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday 9 am - 4 pm

Free

The Historic District of Ste. Genevieve has a large number of 18th and 19th century French buildings. Many have been meticulously restored over the past 50 years and today Ste. Genevieve boasts the largest and finest collection of French Creole architecture in the United States. While most of the homes are private residences, there are five homes and the Ste. Genevieve Museum that are open to the public and worth investigating during your visit during Jour de Fete weekend. The Felix Valle State Historic Site is also the location for Colonial Crafts demonstrations and a reenacted campsite of early French militia. Maps of the festival area are available at the Great River Road Interpretative Center located on the corner of Main and Market Streets.


Beauvais-Amoureux House
Free admission during the festival
This 1792 house was built in the poteaux en terre style where the walls are formed by hewn logs set upright in an earthen trench. A diorama of Ste. Genevieve in 1832 is displayed in the house.

The Bolduc House
Admission fee
Built in 1770, this house is regarded as the first, most authentically restored creole house in the nation.
Bolduc-LeMeilleur
House
Admission fee
Built in 1820 this house combines French and American influences and is furnished in early Federal style and has 19th century herb and flower gardens in back.

Felix Vallé
State Historic Site
Free admission during the festival
Built in 1818, this Federal style limestone building was home to one of Ste. Genevieve's premier colonial families. The site features the authentically restocked mercantile store of the historic trading firm of Menard & Vallé.

La Maison de Guibourd
Admission fee
Built in 1806 by Jacques Jean-Rene Guibourd, this historic house retains much of its early Creole charm. The house and its beautiful gardens are opened year round to the public for tours and events. This historic house and gardens are owned and operated by the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve, Inc., a non-profit organization.
Ste. Genevieve
Museum
Admission fee
This museum contains varied collections of local memorabilia, including prehistoric Indian relics, old documents and Spanish land grants.

For more information call 1-800-373-7007 or 573-883-7097.

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