St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission | 337.948.8004 | www.cajuntravel.com

Here in the heart of Cajun Country, we host a wide range of events and activities for residents and visitors alike. Enjoy your stay in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. This printable listing of events was generated on www.cajuntravel.com!

Attractions

  • Grand Coteau

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    337-662-5275
    1821 Academy Rd.
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

    Academy of the Sacred Heart

    The formal gardens and oaks provide a gracious setting for the Academy. Founded in 1821, it is the oldest school in Acadiana and the second-oldest school in the U.S. west of the Mississippi. The main building houses the Shrine of St. John Berchmans where Mary Wilson was miraculously cured by then Blessed John Berchmans. The new boy's school is named in his honor. Founded under the direction of Saint Philippine Duchesne, the Academy has remained in continuous operation through fire, epidemic and war.

    Monday-Friday 9am-2pm by appointment only

    337-662-5275
    1821 Academy Rd.
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

  • Grand Coteau

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    337-662-5279
    174 Church St.
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

    Church of St. Charles Borromeo

    This magnificent and predominately wooden structure designed by New Orleans architect James Freret is architecturally the finest gem in the Grand Coteau crown. Following the approval of the plans by Pope Pius IX, the first cornerstone was blessed and placed on March 19, 1879. The rear belfry was a significant addition to the church in 1886. Its second empire style with a mansard roof is rare and possibly unique among churches in the United States: It houses a 3,104-pound bell rung today. St. Charles Church has a superb collection of religious art. Stained glass windows, paintings, statues and ornate altars abound.

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    Ici on parle français. French is spoken here.

    Visit by appointment only. Group tours are welcome.
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    337-662-5279
    174 Church St.
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

  • Grand Coteau

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    337-662-5251
    313 E. MLK Dr.
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

    Jesuit Spirituality Center at St. Charles College

    Founded in 1837, St. Charles College is the site of the first Jesuit College in the South. Today, it functions as a Jesuit seminary and spirituality center. The massive brick structure was built in 1909 to replace the original, which was destroyed by fire. The extensive grounds include the dairy barn, another Grand Coteau landmark. 

    3, 5, 8, & 30 day Retreats offered through reservations | Monday-Friday 8am-12pm, 1pm-5pm | Private.

    337-662-5251
    313 E. MLK Dr.
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

  • Grand Coteau

    337-662-5275
    1821 Academy Rd.
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

    Shrine of St. John Berchmans

    Visit the site of a Vatican recognized miracle, The Shrine of St. John Berchmans, located at The Academy of the Sacred Heart. In 1866, Mary Wilson, a novice in the Religious of the Sacred Heart, was suffering from a prolonged illness. As her health continued to fail, the nuns offered a novena to John Berchmans, a Jesuit priest from Belgium who had died at an early age. After eight days, she was near death, anointed and assigned a nun to sit with her through the night as it was sure to be her last. The next morning she was sitting in bed and cured. She told of a vision she had of John Berchmans, which was documented and ultimately recognized by the Catholic Church leading to his canonization. Today, it is possible to visit the Shrine of St. John Berchmans located on the grounds of one of America's oldest Catholic schools—the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau.

    Founded in 1821, under the direction of Saint Philippine Duchesne, the Academy has remained in continuous operation through fire, epidemic, and war. Unearth these stories from the past while visiting the Academy's museum and cemetery. Also, discover the institution's history as a "colored school" for ex-slaves, dedicated to transitioning students to freedom and self-sufficiency. Beyond the beautiful formal gardens and alley of oaks, lies a fascinating history waiting to be told.

    Academy of the Sacred Heart | Tours are Monday-Friday 9am-3pm by appointment only | $5 Admission, $1 for students | Contact Sr. Barbara Moreau | Allot 1 hour | Bus parking available

    337-662-5275
    1821 Academy Rd.
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541