News Release 322

French candlelight evening planned June 12 at Felix Vallé House State Historic Site

Volume 38-322 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Larry Archer
573-751-3807/573-619-1403 (after hours)

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., JUNE 1, 2010 --   Catch the spirit of a French evening social gathering Saturday, June 12 at Felix Vallé House State Historic Site in Ste. Genevieve. Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, "La Veillée" will be from 7 to 9 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Listen to French folktales told in the site's garden and take candlelight tours of the Felix Vallé House. French folk dances, like the Gavotte de Pont Aven, will be performed and "Dance Discovery" will present a special historic dance program. Free refreshments will be available on the back porch.

Felix Vallé House State Historic Site is located at the corner of Second and Merchant streets in Ste. Genevieve. For more information, call the site at 573-883-7102 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information on state parks and historic sites, visit