A cultural mecca and the center of Louisiana’s Cajun heritage, Lafayette boasts a wonderful blend of French, Spanish, and Caribbean influences with a splash of New Orleans Creole. Lafayette’s people embody an undeniable joie de vivre that infuses everything from local art, architecture, and cuisine to entertainment.....continue to Lafayette page.
Named after a direct descendant of one of the very first two-hundred Acadians to land in Louisiana aboard the Santo Domingo in 1765, the city of Broussard offers rich history and elegant Creole and Cajun dining. Accordingly Broussard is home to many properties of historical significance that are listed on the National Historic Register.....continue to Broussard page.
Youngsville was originally founded in the early 19th century by French Acadian farmers. This “Fastest-growing city in Louisiana,” is a wonderful rural-city/small-town community surrounded by sugarcane fields with convenient access to the big-city amenities of Lafayette, Broussard, and New Iberia.....continue to Youngsville page.
Originally serving as a river crossing and trade center along the Vermilion River for both farmers and ranchers, Milton was named in 1886 after Dr. Milton R. Cushman, who petitioned for the first local post office.....continue to Milton page.
The small village of Maurice was named after Savoy, France native Maurice Villien who came to America in 1865 to trade with nearby New Orleans, New Iberia, and Milton......continue to Maurice page.
A suburb of nearby Lafayette, the city of Carencro takes great pride in the quality of life and its progressive approach to business. Residents refer to their city as “A Community on the Grow” and will tell you Carencro is a great place to live, work and play.....continue to Carencro page.
20 miles north of Lafayette and the third-oldest city in the state, Opelousas is known for its rich heritage of Cajun and Creole ancestry, and wonderful music and food. Opelousas hosts several popular festivals throughout the year. In the 18th and 19th centuries it served as a major trading post between New Orleans and Natchitoches......continue to Opelousas page.
Once the sweet-potato capital of the world, Sunset is now known as “the friendliest town in Louisiana.” Just ten miles north of Lafayette and ten miles south of Opelousas, Sunset rests in the heart of Acadiana.....continue to Sunset page.
“Where the West begins and Hospitality Never Ends,” Scott welcomes visitors to come experience their culture, prosperity and growth, which they feel makes them “the richest part of the gumbo"....continue to Scott page.
Originally known as “Duson Station,” J.G. Parkerson, general manager of the Louisiana Western Railroad set the foundation for Duson, and the town would eventually be incorporated on December 16, 1909....continue to Duson page.
St. Martinville, on the Bayou Teche, sixteen miles south of Breaux Bridge, and eighteen miles southeast of Lafayette, is the heart of Cajun country. The city’s economy is supported by tourism and agriculture, with crawfish and sugarcane its primary crops....continue to St. Martinville page.
Located in St. Martin Parish and dubbed the Crawfish Capital of the World, Breaux Bridge boasts the ability to transport you back to a time when life was a little less hectic....continue to Breaux Bridge page.
The city of New Iberia is known as the “Queen City of the Teche.” It combines trade and commerce with a vibrant culture that prompts their claim, “A place where the climate is mild, the people are warm and the food is spicy and hot!” New Iberia is a unique blend of French, Spanish, Native American, and African American cultures all coming together right here in the heart of Cajun country....continue to New Iberia page.
The town of Abbeville is the parish seat for Vermilion Parish, and is the home of HHC (headquarters company), 2nd Battalion, 156th Infantry (mech.), of the Louisiana Army National Guard. Abbeville and its residents celebrate a proud Cajun heritage in a close proximity to its coastal environment…continue to Abbeville page.