Lafayette to Chretien Point Plantation Loop Tour

Lafayette Area
Lafayette Area
Type of Route
48.5 miles

This ride will take you past Chretien Point - a historic mansion completed in 1835 and once home to Jean Lafitte. Located on a Civil War battleground, this land is now private property, but it's worth seeing from the road. It will also bring you to Grand Coteau and the Academy of the Sacred Heart. This historic school was founded in 1821 and is the oldest school operated by the Religious of the Sacred Heart.

Grand Coteau is a picturesque community with many other culturally and architecturally significant structures. Along the way, you can also visit the Church of St. Charles Borromeo. To the rear of the church is a cemetery filled with many old and interesting grave sites that reflect architectural styles ranging from Greek revival to Renaissance revival and Egyptian motifs of the 1870s and ‘80s.

After your ride, continue the outdoor fun by kayaking through The Cypress Island Nature Preserve at Lake Martin. Cypress and Tupelo trees stud the lake with ethereal natural beauty, and the preserve is perfect for spotting birds and wildlife. When you’re ready to head inside, head to the Children’s Museum of Acadiana for some family fun.

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Contact Info:

Lafayette Travel
(800) 346-1958