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Ste. Genevieve [dead link] is a small city (population approx. 4,500) in south east Missouri, in the United States of America. Located on the west bank of the Mississippi River, it was founded in 1735. The first European settlement west of the river, it has the oldest brick building, still intact, west of the river today (The Old Brick restaurant). It's of French and German heritage. Part of the town is federally protected as Ste. Geneviève National Historical Park.
From the north (one-hour drive from St. Louis) or the south take I-55, exit #150, then approx. 5 miles east on highway 32.
You'll have to drive. Within the historical district (downtown) walking is also reasonable.
- A total solar eclipse on Monday 8 April 2024 starts at 1:59PM local time and lasts 2 min 30 sec. The chances of a clear sky are 40%. The track of totality is northeast from Mexico, Texas and Arkansas across the southeast corner of Missouri, then on into Illinois and Indiana.
- There are several French colonial buildings downtown.
- 1 Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park Visitor Center, 99 S Main St, ☏ +1 573-880-7189. Free.
- 2 Felix Vallé House State Historic Site, 198 Merchant St, ☏ +1 573-883-7102.
- Sirros, 261 Merchant Street, ☏ +1 573-883-5749. Downtown Ste. Genevieve, -- pizza and burgers in a unique restaurant, building was once a movie theater
- The Orris theater, next to Sirros (see eat section)
|Routes through Ste. Genevieve|
|St. Louis ← Imperial ←||N S||→ Cape Girardeau → Memphis|
|St. Louis via ← Imperial ←||N S||→ Cape Girardeau → Memphis|