The French Colonial Gardens Driving Tour

The French Colonial Gardens Driving Tour

Posted on 06/07/2022 by Tyler Pletsch

Enjoy a Sunday drive on June 12th from Noon to 5 p.m. through the ‘French Colonial Corridor’ along the middle Mississippi River valley. Whether you begin your journey near Prairie du Rocher or Ste. Genevieve, these gardens and sites are sure to provide inspiration and enjoyment.

The first French Colonial Corridor garden tour was held in 2016 and continued through 2018, but the Illinois side of the tour had to be canceled due to flooding concerns in 2019 and again in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. The tour resumed in 2021 and we look forward to welcoming visitors on June 12, 2022 during this special annual garden tour to share our Illinois country French colonial garden heritage that spans both sides of the Mississippi River.

In Prairie du Rocher, Illinois, see these historic sites & gardens:

In Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, see these historic gardens:

The French Colonial Gardens Driving Tour sponsored by the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve and Les Amis du Fort de Chartres. For tour questions or a request for more information about the Illinois heritage gardens on the tour, email

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