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Only go here if you know the story or are interested in history.

This is a very interesting stop but only a well read person would understand. The people who make... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lafayette, LA
Historic Cemetery Right Outside the Church Building

While the monument is well done and the story fascinating, the cemetery itself is the real reason... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Amarillo, Texas
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Saint Martinville, LA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting stop but only a well read person would understand. The people who make statements like "it's just a statue" do not know the story of the Acadian people. This is the last part of a lesson about the Acadians, not...More

Thank bandman
Reviewed 27 July 2017

While the monument is well done and the story fascinating, the cemetery itself is the real reason to stop. Right next to the church building, in the style of Catholic churches and cemeteries in France, this is unique and will leave you wanting to learn...More

Thank TrueTexasTraveler
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Nicely done history museum. Very worthwhile video of Acadian life. Gift shop was a pleasure to shop in. The short stroll to the monument, gave time for reflection. A heart breaking tale, in the form of a poem.

Thank rockymtngirl65
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you are taking the time to visit Saint Martinville and are doing a "walking tour", this worth checking out, especially if you are interested in some history, especially some "fictituous history." you'll need to check out the story of "Evangeline" on the internet to...More

Thank EFGreig
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

It's a statue. A nice one. Other than than I don't know what to say about it. If you go to the Evangeline Oak it's close. Located behind the church.

1  Thank dasg23
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Well, it's a statue. It's to be enjoyed if you walk through St Martinville and see the St Martin de Tours Church. The occasion to know a little more about this Evangeline and the author...

Thank Globetrekkiegirl
Reviewed 9 July 2015

No visit to the area is complete without exploring the story of Evangeline and experiencing her monument. Walk around the church and you will find the monument off the left side of the church.

1  Thank Michael W
Reviewed 10 May 2015

The statue of Evangeline is set around the back of the St. Martinville de Tours church. The setting for the statue is quite lovely. We found the area to be very serene and a great place to take pictures. The statue was a gift to...More

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 4 March 2015

If you have ever read the poem of "Evangeline" by Longfellow, as I have, you were probably charmed by it, as I was. The faith, courage, and love of this noble Acadian woman is inspiring. When my family and I visited Louisiana to visit a...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Vanessa del Rio portrayed Evangeline in a silent move in 1929. She commissioned this statue of herself in the role which now sits behind the church. Worth finding and seeing.

Thank Ocean_Rover_Blue_Wat
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