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St. Martin de Tours

  • 133 S. Main St. Map It
  • St. Martinville
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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The mother church of the Acadians and one of the country's oldest Catholic churches, this 1836 building was erected on the site of an earlier church. Inside is a replica of the Lourdes grotto and a baptismal font said to have been a gift from Louis XVI. Emmeline Labiche, who may have inspired Henry Wadsworth Longellow's poem "Evangeline," is buried in the small cemetery behind the church.

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133 S. Main St., St. Martinville, Louisiana, 70582, USA

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