Guide to Specialty Shops in French Colonial Country of Missouri & Illinois
 



















 

 
   
    Visitors Guide to
Specialty Shops
French Colonial Country
along the Great River Road
Southeastern Missouri and Southwestern Illinois
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  Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
Located just an hour south of St. Louis, the historic district of Sainte Genevieve offers many distinctive shopping opportunities. This six by six square block area has a number of historic sights and provides a unique ambiance to a shopper's experience.
  Randolph & Monroe Counties, Illinois
The heart of French Colonial country has a number of shops in the towns that are located along the Great River Road.
  Belleville, Illinois
Belleville is known for its Main Street where a number of one-of-a-kind shops can be found in the historic downtown area, part of the largest historic district in Illinois. Special events including Art on the Square in May, Music on Main, and outdoor summer concerts add extra excitement to an afternoon or evening of shopping. Downtown Belleville is just fifteen minutes from downtown St. Louis and is a stop on the Metrolink.
  Jefferson County, Missouri
Jefferson County has a number of specialty shops, particularly in the town of Kimmswick. Many of the 19th century buildings in this little village along the Mississippi River have been restored and occupied by unique retailers.
   
FEATURED ATTRACTIONS ALONG THE GREAT RIVER ROAD
Hawn State Park
Ste. Genevieve, MO
Maeystown
Monroe County, IL
Fort Kaskaskia
State Historic Site
Ste. Genevieve
Missouri