Exploring Cajun Country: A Tour of Historic Acadiana

Exploring Cajun Country: A Tour of Historic Acadiana

by Cheré Dastugue Coen

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Louisiana's famous Cajun Country is a place where today's travelers can still experience the rich heritage and traditions that began in the eighteenth century. From foodways and folktales to music and festivals, Acadiana offers something you can't get anywhere else. Journey through this historic and unique part of the state with travel writer and historian Cher Coen as your guide Experience Cajun Country through its exceptional cuisine, area events, and historic attractions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625841506
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 12/05/2011
Series: History & Guide
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Chere Dastugue Coen is an award-winning journalist, instructor, playwright, travel writer and author. A native of New Orleans, Chere now makes her home in Lafayette, Louisiana. Her books include Exploring Cajun Country and the cookbook travelogue Cooking in Cajun Country.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 The Acadian Coast 11

2 The Wetlands of Bayou Lafourche and Terrebonne Parish 25

Mardi Gras 34

3 The Bayous 37

The Legend of Evangeline 38

The National Day of the Acadians 46

4 Upper Prairie 61

Cajun Food 79

5 Lafayette 83

6 Lower Prairie 101

7 Southwest Louisiana: Lake Charles and Surrounding Parishes 115

The Cajun Boudin Trail 127

8 The Louisiana Coast 129

Appendix I Cajun Festivals and Events 145

Appendix II Cajun Country Tourism Websites 155

Bibliography 157

About the Author 159

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