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Vermilionville

300 Fisher Road, off Surrey Street, Lafayette, LA 70508
337-233-4077
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Amusement/ Theme Parks
Activities: Arts and crafts, Leisure education
Owner description: Get a taste of life for the 18th-century Acadian settlers in this 23-acre village with meticulously recreated period homes, costumed staff... more » Owner description: Get a taste of life for the 18th-century Acadian settlers in this 23-acre village with meticulously recreated period homes, costumed staff demonstrating arts and crafts and a restaurant serving Cajun and Creole food. « less
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Grenoble, France
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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wonderful village with a nice history behind it. There are plenty of activities for kids which make the tour lively, also as it is a self-guided tour with map and lively comments in French and English you may do it at your pace and spend more or less time depending on your interest, a few areas are under maintenance and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We found this on Trip Advisor & glad we did. Beautiful grounds, nice store and very friendly, informative people there. Live music was playing in the music hall, we took a leisurely stroll (self-guided) through all the different homes & buildings. Some had docents in period clothes telling about that particular home. Most interesting to me was the woman who... More

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Montréal, Québec
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The less interesting thing that we did during our trip. We were almost along, we didn't learn anything. Not enough people talk french, so the kids can't understand. Very expensive for what it is.

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Erath, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I had a friend down from San. Antonio and he wanted to eat home cooked meal and sight see so thought of vermilinville which would kill 2 birds with 1 stone lol he loved it and the food definitely was home cooking. He loved the historical, quietness and beauty of this place

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Henderson, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We took a self-paced walking tour of the historic buildings and artisans of the area. All areas are handicap accessible. I was able to

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Lafayette
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Cool and pleasant even in late June. The older homes and gardens were amazing. The restaurant was good and very reasonable.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My kids LOVED the Vermilionville. Walking the grounds and soaking in the history and learning about the culture was fascinating. My kids especially loved seeing the whittling, basket weaving, and eatching/listening to the beautiful music from the accordion instrument. They people are so friendly and informative. My kids actually stood for about 15 minutes just talking to and watching the... More

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Jabbeke, Belgium
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192 reviews 192 reviews
135 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We visited this site on June 12th. There is plenty of parking. Before we entered we went to NPS to see a film about the Acadiens. Afterwards we visited the different old houses. In some houses a person explained an old craft. Some of them do speak French. There is also a restaurant, but we did not eat there.

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Kenner, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

It was ok.... Not a large place. Good Cajun information. Love the young man giving fiddle lessons. No need to every go back.

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Cat Spring, Texas
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136 reviews 136 reviews
20 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Step back in time & enjoy all the facilities you will find during your visit. Allow plenty of time to stroll the grounds as they are very well done and walking is an easy stroll. You can eat, listen to music and it's best to check ahead of time during the week as well as weekend programs. Great gift shop... More

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