Side Trips from New Orleans Travel Guide

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St. John the Evangelist Cathedral

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

Published 07/24/2015

Fodor's Review

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.

Sight Information


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

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Sight Details:

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

Published 07/24/2015


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