Florissant is a county located in North St. Louis, Missouri. It is home to just over 50,000 permanent residents. The town was established in 1786 and has numerous historical sites including; The Archambault House, Historic City Hall, and The Old Ferdinand's Shrine which is the oldest Catholic Church building between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains. This just names a few. The Major is Robert G. Lowery and he boast that Florissant, Missouri as one of the safest cities West of the Mississippi River. The town offers has that old Norman Rockwell feeling. It offers local restaurants and bars, along with yearly festivals. Florissant is located just 18 miles northwest of downtown St. Louis which is famous for the Gate Way to the West Arch. St. Louis offers you the nightlife with night clubs, bars, restaurants of all ethnic groups. It is also home of several major professional teams; Hockey - St. Louis Blues, Baseball - St. Louis Cardinals, and Football - St. Louis Rams. Florissant, Missouri is a great town to visit with so much history to offer. You can go from a upscale restaurant, to a lively nightclub, and then a relaxing night at on the of local Bed and Breakfasts'.