The History Of Mon Reve
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Mon Reve is a gorgeous French Creole Plantation home located on beautiful False River in New Roads, LA.   The house was built in 1820 by Valerine Bergeron, who was the Third Great Grandfather of the present owner, Joe Hinckley.  Like many homes of that time, it is constructed of cypress, old brick, and bousillage (mud, moss and deer hair).  Mon Reve has a spectacular front gallery overlooking the river.  It also has wrap around mantles on the fireplaces located in the living room and the adjoining bedroom.

Valerine Bergeron had 11 children which each married into a different family in the community. As a result, Mon Reve is historically connected to a number of families in the Pointe Coupee area.  For many years the house was owned by various relatives.  The last active owners of the house were Joe Hinckley’s Grandparents who purchased it in 1936.

Joe Hinckley acquired the house from his grandparents estate in 1989. He performed extensive restoration, then opened Mon Reve as a Bed & Breakfast in 1992.  Mon Reve is currently operated by Joe and his wife, Cathi.  It is located two miles southwest of New Roads on LA 1 near Bergeron’s Pecans.

Site tours are available by appointment only.     There is also a small gift shop which sells One-of-a-Kind Dolls. 

Mon Reve or "My Dream" in French, was named by Joe’s Great Grandmother,
Marie Belzons Siebert, for her love of the house.
Come and see why she felt this way about the Hinckley’s grand old home!