Alfred J. Guidry, Cormier, Deborah O. | 8/6/2005 12:44:41 AM
About the Parish
St. Martin Parish, home to the world's largest freshwater river basin, the Atchafalaya Basin, provides nearly every type of outdoor recreational activity imaginable. Boat tours provide a closeup view of life in Acadiana. Bayou Teche meanders through Arnaudville, Cecilia, Breaux Bridge, Parks and St. Martinville, each with a beautiful Catholic church and aboveground cemetery. In addition, the parish has a variety of bed & breakfasts, motel accommodations and campgrounds. Breaux Bridge is proud to be known as the "Crawfish Capital of the World" and swells to 100,000-plus during the first full weekend in May as visitors join in the fun. The fine restaurants in Henderson are sure to please. St. Martinville, the parish seat, is the third oldest town in Louisiana. Here, you'll find many buildings and homes with beautiful architecture and the Evangeline Oak made famous in Longfellow's poem about Evangeline and Gabriel. For more information, contact: St. Martin Parish Tourist Commission, P.O. Box 9, St. Martinville, LA 50582 or phone (337)394-2200.Credit: Louisiana Office of Tourism.
Geography and Statistics
Municipalities of St. Martin Parish
Click on the following link to learn more about Arnaudville, Breaux Bridge, Henderson, Parks and St. Martinville. St. Martin Parish Municipalities
St. Martin Parish Quick Facts (U.S. Census Bureau)