Welcome to Downtown Sainte Genevieve – Where history meets today.
Sainte Genevieve was founded as a fur trading and river community as access to the river made commerce and trade more accessible. Continuing in our founding heritage, we are the home of more than 80 businesses from boutiques and home décor to financial and law services to bed and breakfasts to amazing eateries. An easy walk through out our 20 block downtown district will give you a view of the greatest concentration of original French Colonial buildings in North America. Some of which are used for business and others for private residence while a handful are open to the public for tours and other events.
History of Downtown Renewal
Sainte Genevieve Downtown Renewal Project was formed in 2008 and received a non-profit status in 2009. We are an affiliate member of Missouri Main Street Connection and a member of the National Main Street Community. SGDRP proudly sponsors the 4th Friday Art Walk, Chocolate Walk, and Cookie Crumb Trail among several other events and festivals in Downtown Sainte Genevieve.