The Evangeline story, in whatever form, is the national epic poem of the Acadian people. And, the ineffable sense of woe and exile hasn't died in Cajun country.
Lafayette, Louisiana, a couple hours drive northwest of New Orleans, serves as a great base for day trips to the region's small towns and rich Creole and Cajun cultures.
The statue of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's character, Evangeline, from the poem of that name about the exile of the Acadians from their Nova Scotia home. L’Acadie, (English: Acadia) established in 1604, was the [...]