Events

French Heritage Festival

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The French Heritage Festival celebrates 300 years of French culture in North America from Quebec to New Orleans and recognizes Ste. Genevieve’s status as having the greatest concentration of authentic French Colonial architecture that exists in North America. Early birds can enjoy a guided Audubon Bird Walk at 7am.  Opening ceremonies are conducted on the steps of the Church of Ste. Genevieve at 10:30am, where “Marie Antionette” and “King Louis XVI” will make an appearance. French carols by the Ste. Genevieve Chanteurs, a salute by the Ste. Genevieve Milice, a traditional benediction, and a Grand Promenade through the historic district will follow. Throughout the day, festival activities center around the downtown including music, dancing, storytelling, skill demonstrations by re-enactors, children’s activities, French Colonial architectural tours, beer/wine and other refreshments.  In the evening, the Felix Valle State Historic Site will host La Veillee, a demonstration of traditional French dancing.  

Sponsored by the Foundation for Restoration of Ste Genevieve.

Information

Open Seasonally. Check website for details.
66 S. Main St.
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Activities On-site
Historic District
Activities Within 10 Miles
Backpacking Trail
Biking / Walking Trails
Biking / Walking Trails
Camping
Fishing
Golf
Historic District
Winery / Vineyard
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Pet Policy
Pets Allowed Outdoors On A Leash
Rental Items Available On-site
Bicycle Rental
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages