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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Grand Coteau is home to one of the areas most progressive economic development districts. The town is located at the intersection of I-49 and State Hwy 93 which is one of the areas gateway to the cultural corridor. It is a tools that community area aggressively using to create a prosperous and inviting business district for those businesses want to locate in their area.Gaubert Oil is one of the major employers in the Grand Coteau area.
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