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Cajun Country on Display: Festivals... Cajun Country on Display: Festivals...
Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, held each October in...
Fall's Delicious Food Festivals Fall's Delicious Food Festivals
We don't just eat our favorite foods. We celebrate them...
Travel Back in Time: Louisiana's Historic... Travel Back in Time: Louisiana's Historic...
These historic sites and attractions around Louisiana...
July 4th in Louisiana July 4th in Louisiana
Fireworks, food and fun are the main attractions at our...
Culinary Trail Signature Dish: Turducken Culinary Trail Signature Dish: Turducken
This poultry-packed dish was created along our Seafood...
Our Own Music: Cajun and Zydeco Our Own Music: Cajun and Zydeco
Outside of the Crescent City, Cajun and zydeco music...
Horse Racing Tracks Around Louisiana Horse Racing Tracks Around Louisiana
Don't miss the excitement of live horse racing and off...
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site
Stand at a cultural crossroads in Louisiana’s first state...
Take The Scenic Route: Louisiana’s Byways Take The Scenic Route: Louisiana’s Byways
History, wildlife and great views of nature await those...
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    City: Lafayette
    219 E. Vermilion St. Lafayette, LA 70501
    Named one of the top 16 places to shop in the South by Southern Living, offering a variety of art created by the finest craft artisans in Louisiana.
    City: Ville Platte
    306 West Main Street Ville Platte, LA 70586
    Along the Cajun Prairie in the southern part of Louisiana exists a tiny piece of heaven where neighbors still visit, call each other "Chere" and stand up fiercely for their God, their flag and...
    City: Ville Platte
    1300 Sandy Beach Dr. Ville Platte, LA 70586
    Camping, fishing, boating, swimming, skiing & sailing. 400-acre clear lake & sandy beaches.
    City: Lafayette
    2100 N.E. Evangeline Thrwy. Lafayette, LA 70501
    The La Quinta Inn Lafayette North features all-new rooms with free high-speed Internet access and more! Located in the heart of French Louisiana among world famous Cajun restaurants, this hotel is...
    City: Arnaudville
    307 Frozard Road Arnaudville, LA 70512
    This private self-contained, detached holiday cottage is located on the wooded grounds of the historic Frozard Plantation Farmhouse (c1845). Relax amongst beautiful, peaceful countryside setting...
    City: St. Martinville
    201 East Bridge St. Martinville, LA 70582
    Authentic antiques, unique gifts for all ages. Open Mon-Sat. Allons Mange Restaurant, Two doors down. Breakfast & Lunch Mon - Fri, Dinner Thurs - Sat.
    City: Washington
    513 North Main Street Washington, LA 70589
    Nestled on scenic Bayou Courtableau, the cottages feature spacious living areas, bedrooms with French doors leading to patios, full baths, cypress furnishings, TV, min-fridge and microwave. Next to...
    City: Lafayette
    400 E. St. Mary Blvd., Ste. 313 Lafayette, LA 70503
    The Center for Louisiana Studies (CLS) was established in 1973 for the promotion of scholarly investigation into Louisiana's rich culture and heritage through acquisition, research and...
    City: Rayne
    801 The Blvd. Rayne, LA 70578
    Things are really hopping in Rayne. This prairie town has it all. From friendly folks to mesmerizing murals, we've got plenty to rally around. We encourage you to use this website to visually...

The area of Lafayette, Louisiana is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun and Creole Country, an area known as the ‘Happiest City in America’. The rich cultural history, the tasty culinary scene and the distinctive Cajun and Zydeco music are all part of the cultural legacy created by the diverse people who settled here — Acadian, Creole, French, African, Spanish, Italian and Native Americans. It’s an area where the Cajun dialect is still spoken.

Visit Eunice and Opelousas for the Zydeco music, and Breaux Bridge for the crawfish. Head to St. Martinville (one of Louisiana's oldest towns and historically significant to the Acadian legacy) to see the beautiful architecture and buildings, many of which are listed on the historic register. Visit museums, antique markets, plantations, and historic churches. You must try the region’s famous boudin (sausage), dance to live music and visit one of the many festivals happening year-round such as Festival International de Louisiane, the Sweet Dough Pie Festival or Courir de Mardi Gras

Once you’ve had your fill of crawfish, sweet dough pies, cracklins, étouffée, catfish, head into the boundless wonders of the Atchafalaya Basin, the largest river swamp, containing almost one million acres of swamps, bayous, and backwater lakes. Learn more about the Lafayette area's restaurants and food.  Start planning your trip!

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