Acadiana Wedding Destination Guide
The St. Martinville Historic District is an easy walking district all within a good city block. There is lodging available in two historic buildings and Longfellow-Evangeline Historic Site and Lake Martin are a short drive away. There are restaurants, bars, attractions, and a bakery within the historic district nestled along Bayou Teche.
Click below the map to see an enlarged view. You can get more detail by clicking the plus sign and zoom out by clicking the minus sign. Click the icons for descriptions and photos of all the attractions, restaurants, and lodging along the Square. This is the premier location for an Acadian Destination Wedding. Start at the green icon (Maison De Tours) for our walking trail. There are two short driving trails. One takes you to Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site. The other one takes you to Robert's Lounge and Josephine's Creole Restaurant. The longer driving trail north of Evangeline State Park will take you to Lake Martin, the largest wading bird rookery in North America, complete with alligators, and moss-draped cypress trees.
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All of this is only 20 minutes out of Lafayette, Louisiana.
Please see our video of St. Martin de Tours Church, St. Michael's Cemetery and Bayou Teche on our history page.
Sunrise at Lake Martin
This beautiful lake is a short drive away and has a bird sanctuary, alligators and moss-draped cypress trees. Boat tours of Lake Martin are available. Your out of town wedding guests are sure to enjoy this beautiful
site. Pick up this driving trail north of Evangeline State Park. Check out our links page for swamp tours to Lake Martin.
Tour of Olivier House at Longfellow Historic Site
House is located within the Louisiana Longfellow - Evangeline State Park. Tours are available and given every hour. Also within the park are walking trails, reproduction Acadian Farmstead and a museum along with this home. This was the first State of Louisiana Park. Follow our driving trail going North to reach this park.