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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.

Hear the story and visit the shrine of the Miracle of Grand Coteau at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, then stop to browse the antique and gift shops, or sample the local cuisine. The shops and restaurants, all housed in renovated historic buildings are a treat in themselves.

Crawfish Creola recipe from Creola Cafe in Grand Coteau.
Crawfish Creola recipe from Creola Cafe in Grand Coteau. Photo: David Gallent Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine.
Crawfish Creola recipe from Creola Cafe in Grand Coteau. David Gallent Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine
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    232 Martin Luther King Dr., Hwy. 93 Grand Coteau, LA 70541
    Grand Coteau is situated on what was (2,000 years ago) the west bank of the Mississippi and now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is a sloping ridge (coteau). Magnificent live...
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    1828 I-49 North Service Road Grand Coteau, LA 70541
    Full Service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Buffet offered on Friday and Saturday nights.
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    174 Church Street Grand Coteau, LA 70541
    This magnificent and predominately wooden structure designed by New Orleans architect James Freret is architecturally the finest gem in the Grand Coteau crown. Following the approval of the plans...
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    296 Martin Luther King Drive Grand Coteau, LA 70541
    Clothes, jewelry and accessories. Large selection of April Cornell women's and children's clothing.
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    272 Martin Luther King Drive Grand Coteau, LA 70541
    Antiques, iron and vintage jewelry. This landmark is a classic Acadian cottage complete with stairs on the front gallery leading to the garçonniére on the second floor.
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    1821 Academy Road Grand Coteau, LA 70541
    A gracious garden setting. Founded under the direction of Saint Philippine Duchesne, the Academy has been in constant operation through fire, epidemic and war. The Shrine of St. John Berchmans is...
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    296 Martin Luther King Drive Grand Coteau, LA 70541
    Country shopping. Books, gourmet foods, linens, greeting cards, pottery and items for the garden and bath. Sample cafe-au-lait and Gateau NaNa prepared daily by Pastry Chef Nancy Brewer. Gourmet...
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    234 Martin Luther King Dr. Grand Coteau, LA 70541
    Relax in a private guest cottage with quaint accommodations including queen and twin sized beds, WiFi, a large bathroom and continental breakfast with use of a coffee maker, microwave and...
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    202 East Martin Luther King Drive Grand Coteau, LA 70541
    Browse through contemporary clothing and accessories. Find the perfect gift for any occasion.The salon offers Aveda salon services. Take the afternoon to get a fresh or new look. 
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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.

Hear the story and visit the shrine of the Miracle of Grand Coteau at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, then stop to browse the antique and gift shops, or sample the local cuisine. The shops and restaurants, all housed in renovated historic buildings are a treat in themselves.

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