Arnaudville and Jausiers, France (1995)

In the town of Arnaudville, located at the junction of Bayous Teche and Fuselier, “cultural economy” is not just a buzz phrase. In recent years, Arnaudville has become a haven for musicians, artists, dancers, writers, culinary adventurers, and champions of the French language. In fact, approximately four out of ten residents speak French on a daily basis. Through a partnership with the French Consulate in New Orleans as well as with France, Canada, and Haiti, an exchange of ideas and business practices has enhanced the residents’ way of life and the economy of Arnaudville.

Visitors can experience this as well. In fact, at NUNU Arts & Culture Collective, residents and visitors can enjoy breakfast at La Table Francaise on the last Saturday of each month, partake in a weekly quilting circle with other French speakers, or hear live Cajun music at the monthly potluck social.

Arnaudville Étouffée Festival

Arnaudville Étouffée Festival

Arnaudville hosts two annual events in the spring – Semaine de la Francophonie and the Étouffée Festival. All year long, visitors can find entertainment at Bayou Teche Brewery. The brewery features Cajun and zydeco music bands every Friday and Saturday and jam session on Sundays.

Bayou Teche Brewing in Arnaudville, Louisiana

Bayou Teche Brewery in Arnaudville, Louisiana

Bayou Teche Brewery is a craft brewery featured on the Louisiana Brewery Trail. This micro-brewery crafts recipes to complement the cuisine and lifestyle of Cajuns and Creoles and often name their beers in French to help preserve the native language. In fact, Bayou Teche Brewery even offers tours of the facility in both English and French.

The town’s Deux Bayous Cultural District, effective since October 2008, is a part of the Louisiana Cultural District (LCD) program.

292 Front Street or P.O. Box 125, Arnaudville, Louisiana 70512 | 337-754-5316
Open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12pm
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107 Rue De Jausiers Avenue, Arnaudville, Louisiana 70512
337-754-5911 | [email protected]