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ROBERTS COVE, LOUISIANA

Louisiana Travel | Places to Visit: Roberts Cove

German Heritage Museum

Deep in the heart of Cajun country, you wouldn’t expect a German settlement; but in Roberts Cove, you’ll get “a little piece of Germany in French Acadiana.”  In 1867, Father Peter Leonard Thevis, a native of Germany, was asked to come to New Orleans due to the large number of German immigrants there.  In 1880, Father Thevis founded Roberts Cove as a future colony of Catholic Germans.  Thirteen families joined him in 1881.

The German Heritage Museum was built to preserve German customs and culture.  In the museum, you’ll find many artifacts and heirlooms that were brought from Germany by the original settlers to the area.  In the gift shop, you can buy handmade arts and crafts, German steins, mugs, recipe books and flags.

On the first full weekend of October, Roberts Cove puts on Germanfest.   Experience a taste of Germany at this family-friendly festival.

German Heritage Museum
7212 Roberts Cove Road
Rayne (Roberts Cove), Louisiana
http://www.robertscovegermanfest.com/

Pilgrimage Chapel

Pilgramage Chapel in Roberts Cove, Louisiana

 

One of the smallest churches in the world can be found in Roberts Cove, Louisiana.  Built in 1890, the church is used today for meditation and is a destination for processions on religious holidays.

The Chapel can be viewed next to the German Heritage Museum.

German Heritage Museum
7212 Roberts Cove Road
Rayne (Roberts Cove), Louisiana
http://www.robertscovegermanfest.com/

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