What To Do?

in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana

A Variety of Activities Awaits You

Use the menus below to select an activities and location to suite you.


HERITAGE

  • Downtown Historic District

    St. Martinville (SEE MAP)
    337-394-2233
    http://www.stmartinville.org

    Offers guided group tours in historic downtown St. Martinville.  Call for information on scheduling and prices.

  • Duchamp Opera House & Mercantile

    200 South Main Street
    St. Martinville, LA 70582 (SEE MAP)
    337-394-6604
    http://www.stmartinville.org

    Open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.  Built circa 1830, the historic opera house earned St. Martinville its nickname, "Le Petit Paris".  Fully restored, the street level features St. Martinville's official gift and souvenir shop, as well as a regional art gallery, showcasing internationally known local artists and one of a kind gifts.  The second level features a live theater which home to the Evangeline Players (www.evangelineplayers.org).  

  • Evangeline Monument

    Perpetual Adoration Garden & Historic Cemetary
    St. Martin de Tours Church Square
    St. Martinville, LA (SEE MAP)

    Located behind St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church, on the site of the original cemetary, lies the Evangeline Statue.  Delores del Rio commissioned the statue in her like and donated it to the city in 1931, after she starred in the silent movie adaptation of Longellow's Evangeline (1929), which was filmed in St. Martinville and the surrounding area.

  • Evangeline Oak

    Corner of Evangeline Blvd/New Market Street
    St. Martinville, LA (SEE MAP)

  • La Maison Duchamp

    201 South Main Street
    St. Martinville, LA 70582 (SEE MAP)
    337-394-2233

    In 1876, David Sandoz built this mansion on Main St. in Classic Revival style for his daughter, Amelie, and her husband, Eugene Auguste Duchamp.  Now on the National Register of Historic Places, in represents the early French settlers who created a rich mercantile economy around the church square that became the center of St. Martinville.  From 1938 to 1976 it was a U.S. Post office.  Today, a reception room is on the first floor and rental space is on the second.

  • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site

    1200 N. Main Street
    St. Martinville, LA 70582 (SEE MAP)
    337-394-3754
    http://crt.state.la.us/parks/ilongfell.aspx

    Featuring The Olivier Plantation, circa 1815, an authentic brick, bousillage and cypress plantation home, an 1800 Acadian Homestead.  The Visitors Center houses an interpretive display of history, cultures and plantation life of Acadians and Creoles.  

  • Museum of the Acadian Memorial

    125 South New Market Street
    St. Martinville, LA 70582 (SEE MAP)
    337-394-2250
    http://www.acadianmemorial.org

    The Museum of the Acadian Memorial tells about the Acadians who settled Louisiana and their legacy.  It features interactive exhibits, the Acadian Odyssey Quilt and images from the Claude Picard Deportation Series housed at the Grand-Pre' National Historic Site.

  • St. Martin de Tours Church Square

    201 Evangeline Blvd.
    St. Martinville, LA (SEE MAP)

  • Teche Center for the Arts

    210 East Bridge Street
    Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
    337 205-2279




    Teche Center for the Arts (TCA) is a multi-faceted facility serving as a cultural, music, arts, design/innovation and historical center in Breaux Bridge.

    Tentative Calendar of Events:
    January:
        Rosary Making Class with Beth Guidry
        Tuesday Night Live Jam Session
        French Table
       
    February:
        Jewelry Making/Beading Class with Beth Guidry
        Tuesday Night Live Jam Session
        French Table
        ​Monday Mardi Gras Celebration
  • The Bridge Collection at Teche Center for the Arts

    210 E Bridge Street
    Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

    The Bridge Collection is a collection of 39 various art works donated by artists (and a few advanced amateurs and two architects) within the Acadiana community who were commissioned as a donated service to depict their interpretation of our historic bridge.  The collection is the legacy of the Breaux Bridge Sesquicentennial Celebration in 2010, a city-wide celebration of the city’s 150th anniversary. The art collection was first exhibited in the Glass Room as a featured exhibit event during the city’s celebration.  The exhibit then hung at The Coffee Break for a period of six months, then again at Café des Amis for another four months.  The committee was asked to present the art collection to the board of directors of the State of Louisiana Decentralized Arts Fund and was subsequently invited to hang the exhibit at the State Capitol Welcome Center, where the The Bridge Collection received exposure to a wide audience----a diverse population of visitors to our state capitol.  The art collection remained on exhibit in Baton Rouge for 18 months and then returned home to Breaux Bridge.
    Interim hours:  Monday through Thursday  8 am to 12 noon
    Regular full-time hours:  coming soon

For more information:

St. Martin Parish Tourist Commission
337-442-1597 or 888-565-5939
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