La Guiannee at Fort de Chartres and Prairie du Rocher

Date: Dec 31, 2024 | Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

La Guiannee at Fort de Chartres. A French New Year's Eve tradition from the early 1700's is observed by the La Guiannee singers of Prairie du Rocher. They will visit houses in Prairie du Rocher and the Fort to play period music and to sing. This event is FREE and open to the public. See website for more info on the holiday tradition.

For More Information:

Fort de Chartres | 618-284-7230 | Website

Fort de Chartres State Historic Site can be visited year-round and is open Thursday - Sunday, 9am - 5pm. Admission is FREE, but donations are appreciated. The Fort also holds several events throughout the year, including the Fort de Chartres Rendezvous held in June, the Fort de Chartres French & Indian War Encampment in October, and the Fort de Chartres Winter Rendezvous & Woodswalk in November.

Please check the website listed on each event to get the most up-to-date information.

Directions: The Fort is about an hour from downtown St. Louis. Take I-64 East into Illinois to I-255 and exit going South. Take Exit#6 for IL-3 toward Columbia. Take IL-3 to Ruma and then turn west on IL-155. Follow IL-155 through Prairie du Rocher to the site. Fort de Chartres will be on the left.


1350 Illinois Route 155,
Prairie du Rocher, IL

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