Sharing the food, music, culture, and history at the heart of Cajun & Creole Country.

Lafayette's Unique Seasons

Immerse yourself in the untouched purity of a cypress and tupelo swamp. Sway your hips to the upbeat tempo of accordions and washboards, or let the seductive flavors of Cajun and Creole cooking dance on your palate. Join in on a colorful Mardi Gras celebration and experience the largest non-ticketed…

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Remembering D.L. Menard

You can’t step foot in Cajun country without hearing it. “La Porte d’en Arrière” (The Back Door) is one of the most played and recorded songs in Cajun music. Released in 1962, the French two-step about sneaking back into one’s home after a night on the town became a hit almost instantaneously. But…

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Sounds of a Culture

In a region renowned for its rich cultural soundtrack, the ways musicians acquire their instruments is rarely, if ever, discussed. Yet without those instruments—many of them specialized for the musical world of South Louisiana—the music would not exist. Today, it might be easy enough for a working…

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Acadiana Musical Families

Marc Savoy Born in 1940, in the Acadian prairie town of Eunice, Marc Savoy remembers seeing and hearing a local tenant farmer named Hiram Courville play his accordion from his front porch each night. Marc not only longed for a “music box” of his own, but wanted to understand Courville’s deeper…

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