French Connection

Say oui to a weekend in Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve, where the 27th French Heritage Festival will whisk visitors away to another time by recreating French Colonial-style celebrations and showcasing skills and arts representative of the period.


This Missouri Artist Turns Dumpsters into Art Supply Depots

This Ste. Genevieve artist sees possibilities where others see trash. Sam Conlon, owner of Only Child Original and two other shops in the historic downtown, loves to dumpster dive to find treasure to create new art.


Celebrate New Year’s Eve With A French Flair!

Looking for a unique way to ring in the New Year? We know of the perfect one! Usher in 2024 with an ancient French tradition that dates back to Europe’s Middle Ages. It’s a chance to join jovial and joyous revelers ambling about a historic town.


The Top Pewtersmiths in Missouri

Nationally known for their craftsmanship, Tom and Pat Hooper at Ste. Genevieve make both historically accurate and contemporary pewter kitchenware and more. Perhaps one of their beautiful and functional pieces will be your family’s next heirloom.


Ste. Genevieve’s Festival With a French Flair

Maybe you've been to France, and would love to go again. Or maybe a trip to Pari is on your bucket list. Good news! You can take a mini trip to the city of love the weekend of Aug. 12—and you don't even need airline tickets.


Costume party being hosted in Historical Missouri Building

Discover La Guignolée, a New Year’s Eve tradition

Explore this unique New Year’s Eve tradition, probably the oldest continual tradition of European origin in Missouri. Called La Guignolée and pronounced gee-oh-nee, it’s a begging quest for small favors on New Year’s Eve.


An illustration of how Missouri's landscape and lives might look in the year 2221.

Imagining Missouri: The Show-Me State in 2221

Why bother with imagining the future at all? The future is a place to project our hopes, along with our doubts and uncertainties. We invite you to imagine the future as you’d most like to see it, and to think about what Missourians living in the present day can do to reach that imaginary destiny.


Old map of Missouri with explorer's compass.

October 1, 1812

The first meeting of the general assembly of the Missouri Territory took place, which named the five original counties: St. Louis, St. Charles, Sainte Genevieve, Cape Girardeau, and New Madrid.


Cheers to 200 Years: 21 Bicentennial Events

Celebrate Missouri's bicentennial all year long.


Small Town Meets Big Taste

Sirros serves delicious sandwiches, pizza, and pasta in historic Ste. Genevieve.