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Situated in the heart of Cajun Country, Lafayette boasts a rich history, diverse cultures and unique food. Whether you're visiting our vibrant city for business or pleasure, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lafayette can help you make the most of your trip to southern Louisiana. We're just minutes from the area's top companies, including Chevron, BP, Wood Group and Petroleum Coordinators.
Come have a cup of coffee at Le Maison de Begnaud and spend some time with Mama Redell and her staff learning about Acadiana by listening to the stories or spend Friday evening on the porch listening to the sounds of our famous Cajun music with the jam sessions. Take home some music or a Mardi Gras mask from our souvenir and gift shop.
We at Sammy's Grill have been celebrated and best recognized for our family-friendly atmosphere and love of South LA cuisine. Established in 1988, we first opened our doors as a small 1200 sqft neighborhood grill and bar, boasting a menu of just 10 items displayed on a chalkboard. Now, 25+ years and 3 additional locations later, we're still serving up all of your LA favorites! We take pride in providing excellent service daily so come by and stay a while. You'll be glad you did!
Enjoy a one and a half hour guided Safari Wagon tour over 900 acres of beautiful Louisiana countryside complete with 12 ponds and a lake. During the tour, you'll come face to face with bison, giraffe, zebra, camels, eland, and much more! The animals roam free- It's Africa, in Louisiana! For a more up close and personal experience, book our Private Pinz Tours. It's an adventure you are sure never to forget!
Tailgating isn't a byproduct of football in the Deep South, it's a vital component. In south Louisiana, we have elevated tailgating to an exquisite art form.
Over 150 years in the making, Vermilion Parish is steeped in history and seasoned with a dash of "joie de vivre." It is known as "The Most Cajun Place on Earth," with nearly 50% of the citizens claiming Cajun ancestry.
Shrimp and petroleum sound like an odd combination for a festival. But these are two of the prime industries of St. Mary Parish and have produced one of the state's oldest harvest celebrations.
Welcome to South Louisiana, We are glad you are here, cher'.
You are at the heart of the cultural phenomena that is "Cajun" sweeping the country. Most people think of New Orleans when they hear "Cajun" but that is just part of the story; the fact is the culture of South Louisiana is unique and cannot be duplicated. Our food, music and spices are exported around the world but they are missing the secret ingredient. The people; a special blend of seasoning. A little Cajun French, a pinch of Creole, a dash of Spanish, African, Caribbean and a touch of Angelo and BAM you got the most unique culture in our country.
Explore our backyard and you will find more of the finest restaurants and freshest seafood than anywhere in the country. Take a stroll down any one of our renowned Historic Main Streets and visit the art galleries and museums that preserve our culture and heritage. Perhaps you prefer to take a ride on the wild side. Board an airboat and explore the largest river swamp in America, the Atchafalaya basin.
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