Let New Orleans work its magic on you. Our suggestions include where to stay, where to eat, and a round-up of New Orleans attractions. Tip #1: Take it easy.
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.