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Acadiana's French culture nationally recognized

CNN Travel article named this area "One of the Top Places to Find France in North America"

Friday, January 4, 2013 - 4:26pm

Acadiana is being nationally recognized as one of the top five places to find France in North America.  An article by CNN Travel named this area one of the best places to find French culture, specifically pointing out Arnaudville as a town where French rules.  A past president of CODOFIL, the Council for Development of French in Louisiana, and still a current member, Warren Perrin, says it is the history and the welcoming nature of the French culture here in south Louisiana that makes this area one of the best places to find France in North America.

"First the Acadians, then the refugees from Haiti from the Slave Rebellion, the refugees that came from the French Revolution...all of these made for this area to be welcoming for outsiders, and it's continuing today at attract many many different cultures.  Of course now the rest of the world is coming to see what makes us so unique," says Warren Perrin, Civil Law Attorney and current member of CODOFIL.

Attractions around Acadiana like the historic villages that Acadian Village and Vermilionville have to offer, along with historical Acadian museums outside of Lafayette, and the French Emmersion programs preserve the French culture in this area.  Perrin says the "frenchness" defines Lafayette and Acadiana, and he could not be happier to see our area recognized for it's preservation of the culture.

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