The Chapelle Store at Le Village is open on most days and on Market Monday, the
second Monday of the month. Vendors take over the store and porches and sell fresh
produce, baked goods, homemade jellies, homemade aprons, unique handmade bird
houses, chainmail jewelry, children’s clothes, goat milk soap, Acadiana-themed tee
shirts, handmade rosaries, antiques, quilts, crochet items & vintage items.
The old Chapelle country store at Le Village started life in 1900 as a typical
General Store in Turkey Creek, Louisiana. The Chapelles built it, stocked it
and lived on the premises. It was the site of one of the last robberies attempted
by Bonnie & Clyde just before they were tracked down and shot to death in
Arcadia, Louisiana, about 1933. Mark & Jennifer Seale moved the store to the
present site in 1993 and it became a part of the Seale Guesthouse and a popular
space for parties, weddings and reunions.