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Felix Valle House State Historic Site

198 Merchant St, Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670-1682
+1 573-883-7102
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First rate attraction

Things still look as they would have when French settlers first lived here. The authentic buildings... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
St. Louis, Missouri
The Interesting Life of Felix Valle

This area is rich with history, and you'll enjoy taking a glimpse into the life of Felix Valle. A... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Matt R
Nottingham, New Hampshire, United States
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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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198 Merchant St, Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670-1682
+1 573-883-7102
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Things still look as they would have when French settlers first lived here. The authentic buildings are well preserved and excellently maintained. The friendly staff are very knowledgeable about French history and the Valle family. There is a small fee but it is nominal for...More

Thank moore1200
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This area is rich with history, and you'll enjoy taking a glimpse into the life of Felix Valle. A mercantile gentleman who did what it took to make his mark in history here. Our State tour guide, Taylor, did a great job in navigating us...More

Thank Matt R
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Like going back in time? This place will take you back to the early French settlers in this quaint little town. It shows you how people lived around that time period and the tour guides did an excellent job. Very small fee to take tour....More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The guide told us about the families who lived here. Part of the building was a store where residents of the town could order most anything. They took cash, credit or trade goods.

1  Thank Dwayne G
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Depending on when you tour, your group may be the only part of the tour. This allows for a more intimate tour and your questions will get answered. This home does not have air conditioning so if you plan to tour during the summer months...More

1  Thank bhupp
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Did a tour of this home it wa quite interesting to learn about the French influence in the town of St.Genevieve. Our tour guide knew what he was talking about, which makes it for a great tour. We arrived a bit late, but he took...More

1  Thank Paul D
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The buildings and grounds seem very well restored back to its early 1800's period. The tour giver was dressed in period gave an excellent explanation of their way of life. She was extremely knowledgable and personable. It was well worth the price and time!

1  Thank Ronald W
Reviewed 28 September 2016

it was the home of a rather well-to-do family that was interesting in that it was period but compared w/ the architecture of the other places this was almost run-of-the mill. The story of the family was almost better than the house. It is part...More

Thank tencatdaddy
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This was one of best tours of all the houses we toured. Guide was friendly and knew a lot do information. She answered all our questions and told us about town and kept us engaged in tour!

1  Thank Melissa L
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Our tour guide offered a detailed and informative tour of this elegant home, highlighting the trappings of wealth for the times--much different from our own ideas of luxury. The restored store section is filled with appropriate trade goods, some authentic items and some good approximations....More

1  Thank MBethany
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