This is a lovely Catholic church originally established in 1765 and still undergoing some restorations. The church architecture is beautiful as it is in the interior of the church where the pews are enclosed in clusters with little gate-type entrances. The pulpit is built higher above the pews and is accessed by a small circular open stairway. The statues are very old and reflect the history of the church and the area. This attraction is known as the mother church of the Acadians and the French influence is very much in evidence. The tomb/statue of Evangeline is located outside around the side/back of the church exterior. For those of you hunting ancestorial roots, the main cemetery is around the back of the church about two blocks away - be sure you have contacted someone of the grave location you are seeking as it is very large. This is worth a stop - for 30 minutes or a little longer if you wish to soak up the atmosphere. There is no charge but as in most churches of this type, donations are always appreciated.
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