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Address: 201 Evangeline Blvd, Saint Martinville, LA 70582-4538
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The mother church of the Acadians, this lovely 162-year-old church sits in...

The mother church of the Acadians, this lovely 162-year-old church sits in the heart of charming St. Martinville.

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A must "tour" site

OK, I added a little pun in my title, no offense intended. I grew up in this church and have seen many refurbishings and changes through the years, still it is awe inspiring just... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
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Saint Martinville, Louisiana
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Saint Martinville, Louisiana
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

OK, I added a little pun in my title, no offense intended. I grew up in this church and have seen many refurbishings and changes through the years, still it is awe inspiring just to view the architecture and art work, not to mention the spiritual and historical nature of the place. Definitely allow for some time to walk through... More 

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Saint Martinville, Louisiana
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

One of the oldest churches in the south. Beautiful interior, as well as, exterior grounds. The church square is surrounded by historic charming buildings in a town once called "Petit Paris".

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Clinton, Connecticut, United States
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

The church is gorgeous filled with stained glass windows and statues. The grotto was very impressive and the grounds were well kept. The statue of Evangeline is in the grounds of the church

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Longview, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This beautiful church was erected over 250 years ago by a community that was expelled from their homeland and came to south Louisiana to start new lives. The church became the center of spiritual and family life. It has been maintained by the village of St. Martinville and the Catholic church to be enjoyed and revered by all who come... More 

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Thank tomthbomb
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Excellent walking tour. Wonderful experience. Grounds well maintained. Quaint small town. Easy to get around.

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Thank Nancy K
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Our son's wedding will be held here in August and we were so excited to get to go see this beautiful Catholic Church. It was absolutely stunning and mesmerizing!! If you are ever in Saint Martinville, I highly recommend you take a few minutes to tour this beautiful church.

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New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

It was lovely inside and out, a beautiful historic building on the Bayou Teche. The grounds are well-maintained, and its proximity to the Evangeline Oak and the Acadian Memorial make it a must-see.

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Paris - France
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

We wanted to visit the acadian memorial, but they had decided to close it for father's day. Too bad for us. We enjoyed this nice church in the heart of St Martinville though, and wandered along Bayou Teche

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Charleston, WV
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

What a wonderful surprise! The church's interior was stunning and the grounds were beautiful. Statues throughout the church, most of them lifesize.

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

The church is beautiful inside and out. Statues on the ground include one of Evangeline. An easy walk to the museums and Evangeline Oak as well as the Cultural Heritage Center (stop here first for a map of the area).

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