Louisiana Travel | Places to Visit: Church Point

LeVieux Presbytere

The crown jewel of Church Point, LeVieux Presbytere, was built in 1887 and served as the residence of priests for Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.  It is a building of historical and architectural significance.

LeVieux Presbytere is one of only 200 still-standing examples of the South Louisiana folk craft bousillage.  Bousillage is a unique type of construction with frame walls and French joinery that are filled with a combination of clay, Spanish moss and sometimes animal hair.  LeVieux Presbytere is one of the few buildings using this unique construction that also features a second story.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the residence is filled with Church Point artifacts, including relics from the town’s annual Buggy Festival.

LeVieux Presbytere
205 Rue Iry Lejeune
Church Point, Louisiana
Open Thursdays, 9 am to 5 pm