St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church
St. Martinville is about 2 hours or so west of New Orleans near Lafayette, Louisiana. St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church is one of the oldest chruches in Louisiana. It was built in 1836 on the location of the church that the Acadians constructed after settling in Louisiana. A co-worker told me of the church, so as I was in a nearby town for Christmas, I arranged to attend midnight mass at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church. It sits on several acres of land and was decorated in white lights to the hilt. The church itself is beautiful and includes old pews with doors. I am told that in the past, families purchased (or purchased the right) to use the pews. It even has chandeliers. The church is located on Maine St. in St. Martinville - you can't miss it.
1st pictures are from Christmas 2006 in the daylight. The following pictures are from Christmas 2007 at night.