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Day five - Neil travels to Lafayette to sample some more fantastic Louisiana food.

Neil at Bayous, Louisiana

Day five of my thus far amazing road trip takes me to St Martinville, just a short drive out from Lafayette. St Martinville is pivotal in the history of Louisiana and the arrival of the Acadians into what we today know to be Louisiana and the setting for the world famous Evangeline poem - a tragic poem of love lost when the Acadian people relocated.

A visit to the Acadian Museum in Erath gives a fascinating insight into years gone by with original buildings relocated here in a typical town set up, whilst here I was lucky enough to meet an absolutely amazing lady by the name of Mama Redell - what she doesn't know about the history and more importantly folklore gossip you just don't need to know.

Lunch is taken with the soundtrack of an entirely free musical display of cajun and Louisianan music in one of Lafayette's many park spaces. The Bach Lunch had been running in spring and autumn time for 26 years now and attracts all ages.

My time in Lafayette, quite appropriately for any city or town in Louisiana, finishes with a quick taster of a culinary tour that operates in the town, our venue is the famous Blue Dog Cafe and an enjoyable Crab Bisque is the fare on offer......DELICIOUS food with some really cool and increasingly popular artwork for a back I've always said life's good in Louisiana, it's almost impossible not to get caught up in the almost religious eating that's for sure!

For more information on Lafayette email or call 0800 652 8251.

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