As you visit the communities along the Zydeco-Cajun Prairie Scenic Byway, you can still hear Cajun and Creole French spoken in shops and on the street, take delight in our famous cuisine, and dance to rhythms that run through our very life.
A visit to the Jean Lafitte Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice can provide a rich education into our folklore and folkways. Along the byway, you will find architecture ranging from quaint Acadian cottages to gracious antebellum mansions. Sportsmen and photographers alike will relish the unforgettable experience of visiting the Atchafalaya Basin, one of America’s last great wilderness wetlands. Campers and fishermen will find delightful diversion at Chicot, Louisiana’s largest and most popular state park located in Evangeline Parish.
The heart of the Cajun Prairie, Acadia Parish, has some of the most beautiful surroundings imaginable; catch a glimpse of wildlife as they migrate along a recognized fly-way, fields of golden rice, the world’s oldest grain, crawfish fields, and the many museums and attractions that highlight the culture and heritage of this Louisiana paradise.
Bayous shaded by moss-draped oaks, flooded rice fields glistening in the sun, and prairies ablaze with wildflowers create a feast for the eye.
At Grand Coteau, a shrine to St. John Berchmans commemorates the only miracle in North America verified by the Vatican and it gives testimony to the abiding faith of this area’s people.
All this and more can be found along the byway. Check out accommodations here.