Several cultures have influenced the center of the Cajun country ‘Lafayette’, including Hispanic, American, Indian and African cultures. Yet it is a lively, gourmet, endearing and constantly active city.
This city is considered to be the capital of the Cajun country; this country represents the French-speaking culture and tradition. Lafayette is a name that was given to it in 1884 in honor of the Marquis de La Fayette. Be aware that the particularity of this city lies in its particular identity in the United States; this can be illustrated by the example of the city’s traffic signs, which are bilingual.
What makes this city an attractive destination to choose is its environment that blends forests and grasslands, its subtropical climate, gastronomy, sense of celebration and its characteristics of southern Louisiana.
As it is the gateway to the Cajun world, tourists are delighted when they visit or discover the different characteristics of this culture, namely: gastronomy and the sense of celebration.
Moreover, to make the most of your stay, here are a few must-see attractions:
The Cajun Dome Hall
Lake Martin excursion to discover Louisiana’s biodiversity
University of Louisiana
The Liberty Theater of Eunice: this place was once an old vaudeville theatre, but now it is a concert hall, as well as a location for shooting the famous show “Rendez-vous des Cajuns”!
- Breaux Bridge: the famous bridge from which you can fish in the river.
- Parties and night outings
- Sports and outdoor activities: golf, hiking, cycling, bird watching and canoeing.
- The Mardi Gras event
- Louisiana International Festival
All in all, Lafayette remains a must to explore the heart of the Cajun & Creole Country of Louisiana, it is a region known as the most joyful American city. Whether your passion is discovering the rich cultural history, the lively culinary scene or the distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music, you can be sure to leave satisfied after your stay.