Historic Sainte Genevieve, Missouri

A hidden gem only one hour south of St. Louis, the charming historic district of Ste. Genevieve is a treasure trove of shops, wineries, historic tour homes, festivals, museums and art galleries.  Named for the patron saint of Paris, France, the tiny village of Ste. Genevieve was founded by French colonial merchants and traders in the early 1700's and it is the oldest permanent settlement in Missouri.
Many unique architectural features have been carefully preserved and are open for tours.  The Ste, Genevieve area includes excellent bed-and-breakfast inns, hotels, unique local dining, shopping, wineries and microbreweries.  Lots to see and do in this area.  Excellent choice as a base of operations for exploring the Mississippi River Region south of St. Louis.



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Latitude: 37.978698 Longitude: -90.042081 Elevation: 389 ft
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Getting Here and Getting Around

Located 4.6 miles East from Interstate 55 at exit 150.  Approximate drive times: 1 hour to St. Louis, 1 hour to Cape Girardeau, 3 hours to Memphis.  Also nearby: the Ste. Genevieve to Modoc, Illinois river ferry, one of the few operating ferries across the Mississippi River.  Nearest bridges across the Mississippi River are Jefferson Barracks Bridge (40 mins North) or Chester Bridge (20 mins South).

Accessibility Notes

The Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center is wheelchair accessible, some historic sites are accessible. Call for details 573.883.7097

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets on leashes are allowed in the historic district. Pet-friendly hotel available nearby. Call for details 573.883.8884

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