Church of St Martin de Tours, Saint Martinville

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St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church is a historic church at 133 S. Main Street in St. Martinville, Louisiana. The church was added to the National Register in 1972.
The church was founded in 1765 by Acadian refugees settling in Atakapa country; the first church was probably designed by French military engineer Lieutenant Louis Andry. The church was incorporated in 1814 by an act of the Louisiana legislature, and another act in 1820 authorized the congregation to run a lottery to raise funds to build a new church. The current building was consecrated in 1844.
It was built originally as a simple rectangular plan church of the Roman basilica type, with the nave separated by a row of Doric columns from side aisles. It was expanded in the 1870s by addition of transepts and a semi-circular apse as well as by extension of the nave.
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  • A beautiful church with so much history. Even our teens were in awe of its beauty. We will visit again!  more »
  • We had a wonderful tour of the church given by the gentleman from the Cultural Heritage Center. He told the story of this historic church along with interesting anecdotes from days gone by. Well worth...  more »
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  • The oldest church in Lafayette, and it sure feels like when you're inside. The Marian grotto is a must see by itself with the early 20th century stones. The church architecture is beautifully designed and maintained.
  • It is a beautiful place for tourists & a peaceful place 2 go for quite

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