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Culture and Traveler's Guide

Taste real Cajun with a dash of Creole in Lafayette, the heart of French Louisiana. You'll find authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine, original Zydeco and Cajun music, scenic swamplands, and many activities and sights characteristic of our cultural uniqueness. Tour swamplands, plantations and folklife attractions like Acadian Village and Vermilionville. For an orientation to the lifeways of the Acadians, visit the Acadian Cultural Center. Experience Lafayette's culture and history at the Alexandre Mouton House, University Art Museum, Lafayette Natural History Museum and Children's Museum of Acadiana. Celebrate year round with Mardi Gras, Festival International de Louisiane, Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, "Le Cajun" Music Awards Festival, Zydeco Festival, Festivals Acadiens, and "A Cajun Christmas." Eat. Drink. Be Joyeux. Lafayette Louisiana never tasted so good! For more information, contact: Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission. Credit: Louisiana Office of Tourism.

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  • Geography and Statistics

    • Our population is 164762 people in 67431 households.
    • The land area is 269.9 square miles (172715 acres); the water area is 0.5 square miles (292 acres).
    • Lafayette Parish is located at latitude 30.21 degrees North, longitude 92.06 degrees West.
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