This tour will take you to one of Louisiana's most beautiful plantation homes, Chretien Point. 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. It is the site of the miraculous cure by St. John Berchmans of the terminally ill novice, Mary Wilson, the only verified miracle in North America.
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. Call 337-662-5275 in advance to arrange a tour of the Academy of the Sacred Heart.