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Ste. Genevieve

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Ste. Genevieve [1] 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.

Get in[edit]

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.

Get around[edit]

You'll have to drive. Within the historical district (downtown) walking is also reasonable.


There are several French colonial buildings downtown.


  • Steiger Haus Murder Mystery Bed&Breakfast, 242 Merchant Street, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670, phone 1-800-8145881, -- book a room for two or in groups of eight or more and solve a murder mystery overnight
  • ColeBeanBay Theatre Company, Come and enjoy professional Equity summer stock theatre in historic Ste. Genevieve. ColeBeanBay brings in talented professional actors from all over the country each summer. Visit the website at



  • Sirros, 261 Merchant Street, Downtown Ste. Genevieve, phone 1-573-8835749 -- pizza and burgers in a unique restaurant, building was once a movie theater


  • The Orris theater, next to Sirros (see eat section)


Get out[edit]

Routes through Ste. Genevieve
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