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LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA

The Cajun Experience in Music, Food, and Dance

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Program #5629RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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Help yourself to a heaping portion of folk heritage and savor the history, lifestyles, food, language and music of Louisiana’s French-speaking communities. Learn about traditions old and new and watch local artisans at work. Tap your toes to the fiddle and accordion as you learn about Louisiana music’s unique sound. Just like local folks, enjoy down-home cooking featuring dishes such as gumbo, jambalaya and étouffée. It's all here in the heart of Cajun Country.


Highlights

• At the Jean Lafitte Acadian Culture Center, learn about the deportation of Acadians from Canada and their arrival in present-day Louisiana, then continue to Vermilionville for a narrated walk through the folk-life village.
• Learn the Cajun waltz and the two-step in an entertaining dance lesson.
• Visit New Iberia and the Shadows-on-the-Teche, where you learn about the history of this beautiful old home, plus the influence of the area's sugarcane farming.

Activity Notes

Moderate walking and standing up to 1.5 hours.

Coordinated by University of Louisiana at Lafayette.


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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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4.9
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