Romance Is Year-Round In Tiny Town of Historic Saint Genevieve, Missouri

Surprise your sweetheart with a romantic weekend in Ste. Genevieve. The historic downtown offers the perfect place for stepping back into the fascinating world of an authentic, eighteenth-century French colony while you enjoy the romantic atmosphere and charm of small-town America. Much of historic Ste. Genevieve’s charm and ambiance is due to the remarkable preservation of the features of the colonial settlement. Narrow streets and fenced gardens surround some of the most significant eighteenth-century architecture in the nation.

While in Ste. Genevieve be sure to tour our internationally-recognized historic homes, museum, and downtown historic district. Shop our unique stores that carry homemade, recycled, specialty crafted items, and antique malls. Browse through eco-friendly art galleries, taste our premium wines, and savor our local cuisines cooked with our own neighborhood farm goods.

One of Ste. Genevieve’s most admired shops is Mélange, a 2-time national award winning store. The name, French for “a mixture”, is an apt description of the business. Inventory includes gifts, home and garden décor, Wood Wick candles, art rubber stamps, and recycled decor. The entire downtown area is a National Historic District and lends a romantic ambiance mixing past with the present. Along with the wonderful preservation of over 100 landmark homes, this community also looks to protect the future through recycling, composting, and fair trade. All of our downtown merchants participate in one or more of these important projects and Ste. Genevieve is proud to say that many cities model their recycling efforts to ours.

After your day’s excursions, be sure to relax and stay the night at any of Ste. Genevieve’s highly recommended Bed & Breakfasts. The Southern Hotel Bed and Breakfast cordially invites you to enjoy their fine accommodations of this 200- year-old landmark. Step gently into the time when riverboats traversed the mighty Mississippi and weary travelers looked forward to the hospitality of this famous hotel. The graciousness of the past is carefully blended with modern comforts to make your stay a very special experience.

Ste. Genevieve will celebrate the King’s Ball on February 5th at 7:00 pm, the new King and Queen of 2011 will be chosen during this historic event. Valentine’s Weekend provides several opportunities for entertainment: Enjoy chocolate treats by participating in the annual Chocolate Walk, Saturday February 12th from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, the Route du Vin will be celebrating the annual Romancing the Grape Saturday and Sunday, or celebrate the birthday of the Felix Valle State Historic site on Sunday, February 13th.

There are many possibilities to make any weekend a special one. Please visit www.VisitSteGen.com for more information or contact the Welcome Center toll-free at 1-800-373-7007 and surprise your sweetheart today!

The Healthy Planet does not endorse any information contained in articles, advertisements or directory listings and we suggest consulting a health care professional before beginning any therapy or medical treatment.