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Vacherie in St. James Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

"Le Petit Versailles"

 
 
"Le Petit Versailles" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
1. "Le Petit Versailles" Marker
Inscription.  Once famed plantation home and gardens of Valcour Aime 1798-1867. Birthplace Marie Francois Alcee Fortier grandson and historian 1856-1914. 1768 La Vacherie of DeNoyan Brothers Bienville's Grandnephews of Blanpain, Ranson, Jacquelin 1740-50's
 
Erected 1961 by the Department of Commerce and Industry.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1768.
 
Location. 30° 0.412′ N, 90° 45.33′ W. Marker is in Vacherie, Louisiana, in St. James Parish. Marker is on State Highway 18, 0.2 miles east of Felicite Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3245 Valcour Aime Street, Vacherie LA 70090, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Mather (approx. 1.1 miles away); Colonel Leopold L. Armant (approx. 1.2 miles away); "Vacherie de Grande Pointe" (approx. 1.3 miles away); Oak Alley Plantation (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bourgeois Homeplace / Site Familial des Bourgeois
"Le Petit Versailles" Marker looking east on LA-18 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
2. "Le Petit Versailles" Marker looking east on LA-18
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(approx. 1.3 miles away); Vacherie (approx. 1.8 miles away); Manresa House of Retreats (approx. 4 miles away); Lutcher United Methodist Church (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vacherie.
 
Also see . . .  François-Gabriel "Valcour" Aimé Wikipedia article. (Submitted on February 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
"Le Petit Versailles" Marker area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 20, 2015
3. "Le Petit Versailles" Marker area
"Le Petit Versailles" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, circa 1965
4. "Le Petit Versailles"
Ruins were still standing at the site of Le Petit Versailles as late as 1965
"Le Petit Versailles" Gardens Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, circa 1968
5. "Le Petit Versailles" Gardens Site
This is the overgrown site of Le Petit Versailles and its extensive gardens about 1968.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 903 times since then and 290 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on September 16, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5. submitted on September 15, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.

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Aug. 11, 2022