The Most Cajun Place on Earth - Vermilion Parish
Made of all natural ingredients, Mother Nature spared nothing when she created “The Most Cajun Place on Earth”. Vermilion Parish is a unique blend of prairie lands, wandering bayous and magnificent marshes with farm lands and unique, friendly towns connecting it all. Over 150 years in the making, this bilingual, coastal parish is a multicultural blend steeped in history with a dash of "joie de vivre", love of life, finishing the perfectly seasoned mix. Vermilion Parish -- Louisiana's Recipe for Hospitality!
Travel through this nationally recognized gateway of Cajun culture at your own pace; but you will want to schedule a few days. Vermilion is one of the state's largest and most diverse parishes revealing gulf waters to open prairies and hardwood bottom swamps plus just about everything in between.
As you travel, take in the history and soak up the beauty of our culture. Delve into our Cajun mystique, the interesting expressions and unique heritage.
World-renown Cajun cooking is what we are known for and there are plenty of great restaurants throughout Vermilion Parish to showcase it. Our proximity to the Gulf of Mexico means we have an abundance of fresh seafood for our amazing cuisine. So when it’s time to eat, sit down where the locals enjoy crawfish, alligator, oysters, shrimp and all the classics from our own waters.
Come pass a good time throughout the year at some of the state's most popular festivals. At the Cajun Food Fest you're sure to sample some of our authentic Cajun cuisine like alligator sauce piquant.
Taste the world's largest omelette made with 5,000 eggs at our most unique festival, The Giant Omelette Celebration in November.
Learn about our French heritage and deep-rooted culture by visiting one of our many museums.
We invite you to stop by the Vermilion Parish Tourist Visitor Center located at 1905 Veterans Memorial Drive (Hwy. 14 By-pass) in Abbeville. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m. For after-hours visitors, local information can be obtained on our porch.