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

Ultimate Outdoor Adventures for Kids

South Louisiana is a nature-lover’s paradise with its mild climate, hardwood swamps and wildlife galore. Acadiana is home to hundreds of species of birds and fish as well as the famed American Alligator. Lafayette is the perfect home base for a day of exploring with the family, whether you’re…

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St. Martin Parish: The Original Cajun Country

St. Martin Parish embodies the spirit of Acadiana with great food, lively dance halls, local shops, and the largest swamp in the United States. History Cajun roots were planted in St. Martin Parish in the mid-1700s by thousands of French Catholics, exiled from Acadia, Canada by the Anglican British…

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St. Martin Parish: Where Cajun Culture Began

It's where "Cajun culture began." St. Martin Parish was the earliest arrival destination for exiled Acadian families from France and Nova Scotia in the 1700s. It also cradles the story of African-American slavery to freedom in the rural South. These journeys are the tapestry of South Louisiana's…

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