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Free themed walking tours will be offered this Friday through Sunday in downtown Ste. Genevieve, including an evening walking tour on Saturday, September 19.

The National Park Service also will offer goat yoga in the yard at the Jean-Baptiste Valle House, 99 S. Main St.

The walking tours are offered each weekend through cooperative efforts of the National Park Service, Missouri State Parks, French Colonial America, and the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve.

Tours leave from the Welcome Center (66 S. Main St.) unless noted.

Friday, September 18

10:30 a.m. — The Story of Pelagie Amoureux

Saturday, September 19

10:30 a.m. — Enlightened Women of Ste. Genevieve

5 p.m. — Cradle to Grave (begins from Guibourd-Valle House, 1 N. Fourth St.)

Sunday, September 20

10:30 a.m. — Creating a Creole Way of Life

Masks and social distancing encouraged. Tour sizes may be limited. Tours also are subject to change.

The Daily Journal published a story about the Octane Tour’s visit to Southeast Missouri during the weekend of September 11 to September 13.

The tour attracts dozens of car enthusiasts in the St. Louis area for weekend getaway drives. This year’s drive featured Ste. Genevieve County and its wine country.

Several classic cars stopped in Ste. Genevieve on Friday, September 11, and parked at downtown parking lots.

Organizer Matt Burcham was impressed with Ste. Genevieve, telling the Daily Journal:

“The response that the Ste. Genevieve businesses had with us coming into town was crazy. Everybody had handmade signs welcoming the Octane Tour.

“Some people had even made up some dash plaques and handed them out to us and other people met us, and it was really cool. All these people were taking pictures of these signs and putting them on Facebook. It was nice to see the area wanted us here. We want to try and patronize these places as we can.”

River Rapids Waterpark at the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center was featured recently on
The park’s final day of the 2020 season is Labor Day, Monday, September 7.
Click here to see the story.

USA Today Feature Article on Ste. Genevieve

Hotel Audubon, Ste. Genevieve MO

Hotel Audubon, established in 1903 and re-opened in 2018, shares Ste. Geneviève’s historic charms

Ste. Genevieve was featured in this USA Today gallery article about its architectural and historical significance.

Read the article HERE.