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On the Road: Cuisine & Culture in Acadiana Louisiana

Program No. 24834RJ
Discover Acadiana, where the past meets the present, and culture, language and flavor come together in the heart of southern Louisiana.

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At a Glance

Dive into the history, natural beauty and flavors of southern Louisiana's vibrant Cajun and Creole communities. This is Acadiana — a true melting pot brimming with heritage, distinctive cuisines and lively zydeco beats. Learn about the Cajun, Creole and indigenous Chitimacha peoples while delving into Acadian history and picking up some Creole French along the way. Explore Baton Rouge’s new and old State Capitol buildings, and enjoy exclusive access to the Acadian Cultural Center. In other words? Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 1-2 miles per day; some uneven terrain including city streets and uneven surfaces such as cobblestones. Getting on/off busses and a boat.

What You'll Learn

  • Enjoy a boat ride through the Louisiana bayou and learn about its wildlife, ecosystems and the impact climate change has had on this fragile environment.
  • Discover the flavors of Cajun and Creole cuisine in a cooking demonstration with the New Orleans School of Cooking and explore the TABASCO® Factory & Museum.
  • Take part in a Seafood Boil with locals while your dine to the tunes of live Cajun music.
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