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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 July 26, 2017
TrueTexasTraveler
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Amarillo, Texas
Wherefore art thou Gabriel

Here behind the church Evangeline sits in her traveling cloak and patiently and stoically waits and... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Paul S
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Marion
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Oct 24, 2018
“Wherefore art thou Gabriel”
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“Great Place To Visit”
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Here behind the church Evangeline sits in her traveling cloak and patiently and stoically waits and waits for her precious Gabriel. Longfellow writes "Down the long street she passed, with her chaplet of beads and her missal, wearing the Norman cap, and her kirtle of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

Great place to visit when in Saint Martinville. In a very good location with lots to see and do all in walking distance

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Joe c
Reviewed January 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 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

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank TrueTexasTraveler
Reviewed June 4, 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.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank rockymtngirl65
Reviewed March 14, 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

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank EFGreig
Reviewed December 27, 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.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank dasg23
Reviewed April 24, 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...

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Globetrekkiegirl
Reviewed July 8, 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.

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Michael W
Reviewed May 10, 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

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Rose H
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