Kicking It Up in Cajun Country

  • Start: Lafayette, LA
  • End: New Iberia, LA
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:29
  • Total Mileage: 53 Miles
  • Number of stops: 12

Description

The language, the accent, the music, the food --- it's all a unique cultural experience on this Louisiana Cajun Country road trip. Begin your journey in Lafayette, Louisiana, and visit Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, where the Acadian Cultural Center tells the story of how the Acadian people settled in Louisiana's bayou country. Travel northeast up LA 94 to Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, to Mulate's for Cajun food and live Cajun and Zydeco music and dancing. Head south through bayou and swamp country on LA 31 to New Iberia, Louisiana, and tour tranquil Rip Van Winkle Gardens. Farther south at Avery Island's Jungle Gardens, off LA 329 on Avery Island, take a plant tour of the Tabasco sauce maker. Avery Island is a rustic spot that's great for nature lovers. For nighttime relaxation, head back north on LA 329 and stay in the cottages at Shadows On-The-Teche, an 1834 sugar plantation home.

Stop #1:

Acadian Cultural Center
Lafayette, LA

Stop #2:

Vermilionville
Lafayette, LA

Stop #3:

Acadian Village
Lafayette, LA

Stop #4:

Mulate's
Breaux Bridge, LA

Stop #5:

Cafe Des Amis
Breaux Bridge, LA

Stop #6:

Angelle's Whiskey River Landing
Breaux Bridge, LA

Stop #7:

Rip Van Winkle Gardens
New Iberia, LA

Stop #8:

Tabasco Factory & Country Store
Avery Island, LA

Stop #9:

Conrad Rice Mill/Konriko Company Store
New Iberia, LA

Stop #10:

Seafood Connection
New Iberia, LA

Stop #11:

Little River Inn
New Iberia, LA

Stop #12:

Shadows-on-the-Teche
New Iberia, LA
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