Lafayette Area

In this area known as Acadiana, indulge in the excellent cuisine and entertainment at restaurants and music clubs. Hit the shops in Jefferson Street Market. In St. Martinville, the heart of Cajun Country, visit St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church, founded by the Acadians who arrived in 1765. Check out the history of the Catholic Church at the Academy of the Sacred Heart school for girls in Grand Coteau. The Louisiana Orphan Train Museum in Opelousas commemorates the arrival of the Orphan Train riders starting in the 1870s.

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    City: Eunice
    202 South 2nd Street Eunice, LA 70535
    Located in an old drugstore and men's store circa 1900's, Café Mosaic offers all flavors of coffees, sandwiches, a variety of sweets and more all served daily. Free WiFi.
    City: Washington
    522 Plant Road Washington, LA 70589
    Take I-49 North to Exit 27. Travel north on LA 10/LA 182 for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Plant Road. Go approximately 3.5 miles to the WMA. Thistlethwaite is a 17-square mile tract offering 11,000...
    City: Lafayette
    105b Antoinette Street Lafayette, LA 70503
    After settling in Acadiana more than 20 years ago, I learned the art of Cajun Cuisine - and the magic that could be spun from simple ingredients like flower, oil, cayenne and paprika....
    City: Opelousas
    5696 I-49 North Service Road Opelousas, LA 70570
    Stay Your Way at Our Hotel's Opelousas Locale Welcome to Opelousas We are pleased to offer contemporary, attractive pet-free rooms and a quaint location in the heart of South Louisiana's Cajun...
    City: St. Martinville
    117 E. Bridge St. St. Martinville, LA 70582
    City: Erath
    18314 Live Oak Rd. Erath, LA 70533
    Historic site with restored grotto on Bayou Vermilion. Enjoy birding, fishing & picnics in a 'lil' bit of Heaven on Earth.' FREE and open to public daily.
    City: Abbeville
    2640 North St. Abbeville, LA 70510
    Home accents, wedding and anniversary gifts, cookbooks, baby gifts, picture frames and more. Pharmacy with DME and compounding available. Portraits and photo lab on-site. Fed Ex shipping.
    City: St. Martinville
    125 S. New Market St. St. Martinville, LA 70582
    St. Martinville's history, culture, natural and architectural beauty awaits. L'histoire, la culture, et la beauté naturelle et architecturale de la Ville de St-Martin vous attend. 
    City: St. Martinville
    220 Evangeline Blvd. St. Martinville, LA 70582
     Old Castillo Bed and Breakfast, located 10 miles from Lafayette, LA,  built circa 1827 by Captain Edmond Castillo. Listed on the National Register of Historic Homes since 1978. The building is...
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In this area known as Acadiana, indulge in the excellent cuisine and entertainment at restaurants and music clubs. Hit the shops in Jefferson Street Market. In St. Martinville, the heart of Cajun Country, visit St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church, founded by the Acadians who arrived in 1765. Check out the history of the Catholic Church at the Academy of the Sacred Heart school for girls in Grand Coteau. The Louisiana Orphan Train Museum in Opelousas commemorates the arrival of the Orphan Train riders starting in the 1870s.

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