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Side Trips from New Orleans Sights

St. John the Evangelist Cathedral

  • 515 Cathedral St. Map It
  • Lafayette
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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This Dutch Romanesque structure with Byzantine touches was completed in 1916 (construction began in 1912). In the cemetery behind the church are aboveground tombs that date back to 1820; interred here are town founder Jean Mouton, Civil War hero General Alfred Mouton, General Alfred Gardiner, and Cidalese Arceneaux. Next to the cathedral is a nearly 500-year-old St. John Oak, one of the charter members of the silent but leafy Louisiana Live Oak Society.

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515 Cathedral St., Lafayette, Louisiana, 70501, USA

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  • Museum Mon.–Thurs. 9–noon and 1–4, Fri. 9–noon


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