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Beyond the Basin in Henderson

Discovering décor, dinosaurs, and more To get a closer look at the watery wildlife who call America’s largest wetland area home, look no further than Henderson, where swamp life is second nature. Dubbed “The Gateway to the Atchafalaya Basin,” the town is an easy entryway into the natural beauty…

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Arts and Culture Abound in Arnaudville

Cajun jams, creative connection, and novel beers on tap Arnaudville may possess all the trappings of a sleepy bayou town, but there’s more to the place once known as “La Jonction” than meets the eye. For the past fifteen years, Arnaudville has been the epicenter of a rich cultural revival with an…

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Shopping Small in Breaux Bridge

For small town charm this holiday season, head to the Crawfish Capital of the World To experience the epitome of small town character and charm—and get a head start on your holiday shopping— embark on a scenic sojourn to Breaux Bridge. The city’s historic downtown has a variety of exquisite art…

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Preserving the Past in St. Martinville

Historic haunts, offbeat adventures, and outdoor escapes History and heritage converge in St. Martinville, or “Le Petit Paris,” as it was called by early French settlers. As the third oldest town in Louisiana, it’s no wonder that St. Martinville’s most popular attractions also happen to be…

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In Good Faith

[caption id="attachment_2764" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo courtesy of Fr. Michael Champagne[/caption] Leading by example, this St. Martinville priest is inspiring his community to live their faith out loud During his twenty-four years serving as Father Superior at the Community of Jesus…

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St. Martin Spiritual Tour

[caption id="attachment_2776" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo courtesy of Fr. Michael Champagne.[/caption] Just in time for All Saints Day, an introduction to 5 of Cajun Country’s Most Sacred Spots In South Louisiana, the secular and the sacred tend to overlap. Faith permeates our culture;…

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Plate Lunch Trail

On the classic Cajun combo: Regional cuisine served hot and ready Imagine: it’s lunchtime, and you’re hungry. You don’t have much time to get a bite to eat, but you can’t bring yourself to join the line for the drive-thru—not when you have access to some of the best culinary fare in the world. No…

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Where to get your next drink in St. Martin Parish

[caption id="attachment_2725" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Patrons enjoy a flight of beers at Bayou Teche Brewing in Arnaudville, LA on November 29, 2019 . Photo by Paul Kieu.[/caption] Craft Cocktails, Bayou Brews, and Specialty Spirits Cajuns are known to work hard and play harder, hence the…

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5 Paddle Routes to Try in St. Martin

[caption id="attachment_2689" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo courtesy of John Williams.[/caption] South Louisiana is known for its many bodies of water, from the region's swamps and bayous to its rivers and lakes, all teeming with natural beauty and wild bounty. Luckily, some of the Bayou…

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A Tale of Four Cities: St. Martin Parish, Personified

[caption id="attachment_2670" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo by Frank McMains.[/caption] With a tagline like "Where Cajun Began," it comes as no surprise that St. Martin Parish is a place where the roots run deep. In fact, we take it as a point of pride that many of the families who call St…

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