Lafayette Louisiana is the unofficial home of Cajun Country. Swamps, antebellum plantation homes, Cajun cooking and Zydeco music are reasons enough for anyone but the most thickheaded of Francophobes to visit Lafayette.
Visitors to Lafayette Louisiana should stop by the Jean Lafitte National Park & Cultural Center to learn why Lafayette is the heart of Acadiana. The Acadian Village is an 1800’s historic replica with an overnight RV park. Vermillionville is an even more detailed recreation of Creole/Cajun culture between 1765 and 1890, but also features a restaurant, an art gallery, crafts demonstrations and lots of great traditional music.