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Esprit de Coeur is nestled in what has been known as the Mouton House, in the heart of downtown Lafayette.  The Mouton’s were known to be one of the more prominent families in Lafayette holding influential positions through the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.  The sprawling Lafayette Historic Property was built for in a craftsman style in 1890. During the Great Depression the Mouton House became one of Lafayette's first boarding houses/bed and breakfast.  The home served employees of the railroad as well as travelers passing through providing a financial aid in relief for the family.  The house is probably most well known as the Mouton Bed and Breakfast or Masion de Mouton. 

Over the years this home has changed hands and fallen on hard times.  Once a symbol of prosperity it had become forgotten and neglected only an after thought of its glory days.  This once elegant home was now discounted and deserted in the heart of downtown.  This was when Jeremiah and Angelle discovered it, a diamond in the rough.  Angelle had been looking for a suitable location for an events facility to fulfill her dream of owning her own business and creating a premier events facility in Lafayette, Esprit de Coeur.  Jeremiah, a real estate broker, found this home and having renovated many homes himself could see its potential.  When he showed it to Angelle and they walked through they immediately knew this was the answer.  Together this home has been restored back to its original splendor.  The couple was careful to stay true to its uniqueness and style by changing none of the architecture or character of the Mouton house.  This has created a one of a kind events facility in the heart of thriving downtown Lafayette. 

Esprit de Coeur is a French saying that translates into Spirit of the Heart.  Angelle and Jeremiah believe in giving the very best to their customers.  A special emphasis is placed on customer service.  When at Esprit de Coeur you will experience attention to detail and service above and beyond the standard.  At Esprit de Coeur you are our guest.  For us nothing is too much to ask for when celebrating a special once in a lifetime moment.  So come over, sit down, relax, and enjoy the Esprit de Coeur experience.

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