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Preserving the Past in St. Martinville

Historic haunts, offbeat adventures, and outdoor escapes History and heritage converge in St. Martinville, or “Le Petit Paris,” as it was called by early French settlers. As the third oldest town in Louisiana, it’s no wonder that St. Martinville’s most popular attractions also happen to be…

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In Good Faith

[caption id="attachment_2764" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo courtesy of Fr. Michael Champagne[/caption] Leading by example, this St. Martinville priest is inspiring his community to live their faith out loud During his twenty-four years serving as Father Superior at the Community of Jesus…

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St. Martin Spiritual Tour

[caption id="attachment_2776" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo courtesy of Fr. Michael Champagne.[/caption] Just in time for All Saints Day, an introduction to 5 of Cajun Country’s Most Sacred Spots In South Louisiana, the secular and the sacred tend to overlap. Faith permeates our culture;…

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Plate Lunch Trail

On the classic Cajun combo: Regional cuisine served hot and ready Imagine: it’s lunchtime, and you’re hungry. You don’t have much time to get a bite to eat, but you can’t bring yourself to join the line for the drive-thru—not when you have access to some of the best culinary fare in the world. No…

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Where to get your next drink in St. Martin Parish

[caption id="attachment_2725" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Patrons enjoy a flight of beers at Bayou Teche Brewing in Arnaudville, LA on November 29, 2019 . Photo by Paul Kieu.[/caption] Craft Cocktails, Bayou Brews, and Specialty Spirits Cajuns are known to work hard and play harder, hence the…

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5 Paddle Routes to Try in St. Martin

[caption id="attachment_2689" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo courtesy of John Williams.[/caption] South Louisiana is known for its many bodies of water, from the region's swamps and bayous to its rivers and lakes, all teeming with natural beauty and wild bounty. Luckily, some of the Bayou…

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A Tale of Four Cities: St. Martin Parish, Personified

[caption id="attachment_2670" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo by Frank McMains.[/caption] With a tagline like "Where Cajun Began," it comes as no surprise that St. Martin Parish is a place where the roots run deep. In fact, we take it as a point of pride that many of the families who call St…

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St. Martinville: Cajun Country's “Petit Paris"

St. Martin Parish, personified: Danielle Fontenette Danielle Fontenette hasn’t lived in St. Martinville her entire life. She was born in New York and didn’t move “back,” as she puts it, until she was nineteen years old. But really,St. Martinville has been home to her for much longer than that. “I…

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Breaux Bridge: Crawfish, a Chevy, and Cajun to the Core

[caption id="attachment_2593" align="alignnone" width="600"] Photo courtesy of Ray Pellerin.[/caption] St. Martin Parish, personified: Ray Pellerin If you want to get to grips with Breaux Bridge past and present, take a seat opposite lifelong resident Ray Pellerin. His people have been in…

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