The Lafayette Visitor’s Center has Authentic Cajun houses, lagoons, and other attractions. Definitely a spot you want to visit. Information?
The Evangeline Oak, made famous by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his epic poem “EVANGELINE” is the most visited site in the city of St. Martinville, where it all happened. A “got to see” spot.
The Cypress Island Preserve between Breaux Bridge and Lafayette, is 9,500 acres of protected habitat for thousands of exotic birds and other wildlife, attracting visitors from all over the world.
Built in 1836 on the site of a former church, it is the “mother church” of the Acadians. Adjacent to the church is a cemetery containing a statue of Longfellow’s heroin in the epic poem, “Evangeline.”
“St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church” is the fourth oldest church in Louisiana.
Enjoy an evening of live Cajun and zydeco music at the historic Liberty Theatre next door to the Cultural Center. You’ll be glad you did.
For information on how to get tickets:
“The Rendez-vous des Cajuns” every Saturday at 6:00 p.m.
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park occupies a 6,000-acre site which was once part of the Atchafalaya Basin. Fishing, boating and canoeing opportunities abound.
Festivals and more!
St. Martinville - Historical French culture and Pepper Festival, September 18th & 19th 2015.
Breaux Bridge-Crawfish Festival, May 1-3, 2015
Lafayette-Festival International de Louisiane, February 22-26, 2015
Lafayette-Black Pot Festival, October 23-24, 2015
Avery Island-Tabasco Pepper Plant
Jefferson Island-Plantation and Gardens
New Iberia-World Famous Gumbo Cookoff
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