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Felix Valle House State Historic Site

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Address: 198 Merchant St., Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670
Phone Number: 573-883-7102
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Description: Travel back to Missouri’s early French roots at Felix Vallé House State...
Travel back to Missouri’s early French roots at Felix Vallé House State Historic Site. The American-Federal style Valle house was built in 1818 and today is furnished in the style of the 1830s with a host of artifacts that show the American influence on the French community of Ste. Genevieve after the Louisiana Purchase. The Bauvais-Amoureux House, built in 1792, is one of several other historic homes in the site, nestled within historic Ste. Genevieve.
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We had an awesome tour guide this past Saturday. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. It would be much more interesting if they had people in period dress working the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We had an awesome tour guide this past Saturday. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. It would be much more interesting if they had people in period dress working the property, etc. but I don't think the town has enough tourism to support this kind of set up. Tour cost $4.00 each and they have the cutest live-in cat in... More 

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Harrisburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We had a fabulous guide who was very knowledgeable about the local history and in particular this history of this property.

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St. Louis, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We learned a lot about the area, the owners of the house, industry, and life in the area during the early years of the settlement. The guide was excellent and made sure to engage our 11-year-old son. This is not like a museum, there's lots to see and touch and no ropes. It feels like you're visiting the house as... More 

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Whiteville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

We went with a church group to see and experience the history of Ste. Genevieve, MO.we toured several homes, one of which was the Felix Valle house. It was quite interesting. It was actually a mercantile on one side and a private home on the other. The folks who restored the house and business did a great job researching to... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I recently went to St Louis to visit my brother. He took me on a day trip to St. Genevieve. What a nice place to visit. There is so much interesting history there. We visited all the old homes open The guides at the homes are very knowledgeable. The history represented there is very interesting. Visiting the homes is not... More 

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Darfur, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

A must see place for people who love history and early colonial french homes, architecture, and construction, we enjoyed walking the historic downtown even in the rain, we did the tour and purchased tickets at the visitor center. A nice step back in time. Our tour ladies gave us excellent info of the history during those early years and life... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We took the package tour of several early colonial French homes that can be purchased at the Visitors Center and we enjoyed them all. The unique early colonial French architecture in Sainte Genevieve helps make this oldest town in Missouri a great place to visit. It is fun to walk around the historic district, even in 90 degree weather!

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Ashland, MO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We were in the area and since this is a State Historic Site I wanted to visit. The docent was very nice and gave us a good tour of the buildings. There is no interpretive museum that would have made it more appealing to me. Not a good place to visit with a small child.

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Plano, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Our tour guide for this building was excellent. Other tours that we took in the town that day were hosted by college-age kids who were pleasant but not the most informed. We toured all of the homes that are open for tours in Ste. Genevieve and found them very interesting. The architecture and methods of construction, starting as early as... More 

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Festus, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

It's a pretty short tour, but it's kind of neat. Check out the Catholic church nearby; it's beautiful.

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Address: 198 Merchant St., Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670
Phone Number: 573-883-7102
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Sainte Genevieve

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