From the bloggers at On the Road to Retirement.
Nearing the end of our stay at Betty’s RV Park we thought we would head over to St. Martinville, La., for a stroll around the town square. On our way over we passed a leveed pond that was full of birds including a large flock of Roseate Spoonbills, fun seeing them again but on to St. Martinville. Incorporated in 1817, it was then the sixth named city in the State of Louisiana. St. Martinville has many old buildings that are architecturally interesting.
One of the neatest is the historic St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church on Main Street. The church was dedicated to Martin of Tours in France and in its square can be found the Statue of Evangeline. She is the Acadian heroine that was made famous in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “Evangeline.” The church is beautiful both inside and out.
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