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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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Well maintained old house.

I had read about Ste. Genevieve and the Felix Valle House on line and was skeptical about going... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Roger B
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Melrose Park, Illinois
Missouri's Oldest Town

We visited the Amoureux House and the Felix Valle historic site. The Valle State site has a gift... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
msmarple76
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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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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“great tour” (4 reviews)
“general store” (3 reviews)
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198 Merchant St, Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670-1682
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+1 573-883-7102
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

I had read about Ste. Genevieve and the Felix Valle House on line and was skeptical about going there. But boy was I ever wrong, the town is very beautiful. If you like old buildings from the late 1700's & mid to late 1800's then...More

Thank Roger B
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We visited the Amoureux House and the Felix Valle historic site. The Valle State site has a gift shop where the house tickets are purchased. They have Dr.Seuss books in French too! Pick up your tickets early because they have a limited number of tours....More

Thank msmarple76
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The Felux Valle house illustrates both a home and mercantile/general store, so you get two snapshots of live in New France. The state of Missouri tour guide was well versed and answered all questions. After touring the two floors of the Felix-Valle house we walked...More

Thank ccksmra
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We were the only people on this tour, so had plenty of opportunity to interact with the guide. Terrific insight into daily life for Ste Gen merchants. Love that there are so many items that belonged to the family still in the home. Many steps...More

Thank DandLtravel
Reviewed 19 July 2017

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 21 June 2017 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 14 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
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