Grand Coteau Home of The Only U.S. Miracle Recognized By The Vatican!
Host City of The Fellowship of The Clans 2022 CONGRESS!
Saint John Berchman
The Grand Coteau Historic District is one of the few primarily rural districts on the National Register of Historic Places. Grand Coteau is noted for its magnificent trees that form alleys, groves and gardens. Within the district there are over 70 structures designated as architecturally significant. Creole, French, Acadian, Anglo-American and Victorian styles are reflected in the houses, stores and religious institutions. Of special significances is this last category. Grand Coteau and Catholicism have been deeply connected for over 175 years. The Church and retreat centers continue to provide extensive spiritual and educational guidance for the community and visitors from afar.
St Charles Borromeo
Grand Coteau, LA
The Heart of Cajun Country Where Priceless Treasures Abound
Grand Coteau boasts some excellent places to find beautiful antiques and one-of-a-kind gifts. Petite Rouge Antiques & Organics, for example, has been curating vintage items such as jewelry, furniture and glassware for fifteen years. You'll also find a variety of essential oils, soaps and teas to take home. For a Grand Coteau keepsake, stop by Lanie Sue's Boutique. In addition to handmade soaps and bath bombs, you will also find keychains, coasters and other items to remind you of your visit. For the culinary traveler, stop in at The Kitchen Shop. Here, you'll find beautiful linens, specialty wine, fine kitchenware and Louisiana-themed gifts. And you're not going to want to leave without one of Chef and owner Nancy Brewer's sweet dough pies.
One of the oldest institutions of learning was founded in Grand Coteau
Founded in 1821, The Academy of the Sacred Heart is the oldest continually operating Sacred Heart School in the world, as well as one of the oldest institutions of learning in the U.S. west of the Mississippi River.
Grand Coteau boasts historic eye candy for photographers and architecture lovers
The Jesuit Dairy Barn also attracts a lot of attention from visitors. This picturesque barn was built in 1925 when St. Charles College had a farm which was used to feed its residents.
Grand Coteau is Louisiana’s "Sweet Dough Pie Capital"
You can visit pastry chef, Nancy Brewer, at The Kitchen Shop any day for a pie or another local treat, Gateau Na-Na, a buttery pecan torte made from an old family recipe.
Oh, It's In Louisiana!
One facet of Louisiana that makes it such an appealing visitor destination is its deep and colorful history. European explorers found their way to the region and inhabited the area very early relative to settlement of much of the rest of the continent. As a result, some communities in Louisiana are among the oldest in the United States. Before those explorers arrived, of course, people we now know as Native Americans populated the region. Reaching still farther back in time, ancient peoples left their mark on the area thousands of years ago. The state of Louisiana offers many ways to explore the region’s rich history, in hundreds of museums, historic structures, landmarks, artifacts and works of art. The careful preservation and restoration of these sites and artifacts has created many rare opportunities for visitors to experience Louisiana’s history and gain insights into the diverse cultures that continue to influence the state today.