Settled by French Canadiens around 1740, this town is Missouri’s oldest permanent European settlement. The Centre for French Colonial Life preserves French-era buildings and tells their significance in American history. Ste. Genevieve’s love affair with the arts began long before the beginnings of its renowned 1930’s Art Colony. Today the town is filled with art displays of all types: paintings, poured pewter, thrown pottery, and even hi-tech computer art. Ste. Genevieve is currently ranked at #2. Let’s vote her to the top of the list!