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Vermilionville

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Very intestesting visit through the almost true Acadian village! We have learnt a lot and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
clairelheriteau
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Vincennes, France
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Fantastic!

It was great! There’s plenty to see and it’s a good day out. If we were passing we would return and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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.
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300 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508-2028
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very intestesting visit through the almost true Acadian village! We have learnt a lot and the employees on each spot (school, houses, forge etc...) were much open to discussion. Not many people on a Saturday morning, thus relaxing when roaming in the beautiful gardens.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was great! There’s plenty to see and it’s a good day out. If we were passing we would return and also recommend!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank aplanetnearyou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to see, and we spent way more time than we expected. Many of the houses have people dressed in costume who answer questions and perform demonstrations.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank j0ylarry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vermilionville is a village of historical Cajun homes and a church brought in from the country. Visitors can travel back in time by seeing the homes inside and out. They can grasp the feeling of Acadiana and life before modern automation. The name comes from...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Michael G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even on a grey January day this is a worthwhile attraction. The grounds are manicured, the re-enacted village interesting, good posters of historical points. Even though we were disappointed not to see any artisan at work, the watershed exhibit won our respect.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dominomarie2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Vermilionville is a delightful place that gives you a real idea about life in the Acadiana area, in the past. Their staff is very professional and knowledgeable. We especially enjoyed the lady who was spinning wool. She is a fountain of knowledge. You get a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

Good gumbo at restaurant, gift shop had locally made items. Rich history. Music the best. Great place to relax and enjoy atmosphere.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tdkt2017
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

All the family enjoyed it! You live for a 2h or so at the Acadian times, see the artefact of this mixed culture based. You will meet a Native chief, learn how you craft a shirt from cotton wool... You can feed the adorable donkey...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank >C V
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful and informative place. The staff are all in costume and ready to answer all your questions. We are so glad we stopped by. Make sure you make it to the ferry and pull yourself to the other side!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NormTraveller16
Reviewed December 26, 2018

Vermilionville (closed on Mondays) is devoted to preserving and demonstrating the Acadian (Cajun), Creole and native American cultures of the old Attakapas Parish from 1765 to 1890. The Attakapas Parish which was delineated by the Mermentau river on the west, the Atchafalaya river on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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drannboyd
July 22, 2018|
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Response from VanyaLosAngeles | Reviewed this property |
No, not walking distance but a short drive.
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Cronicktravel
February 22, 2017|
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Response from 128kodak | Reviewed this property |
The area is a park and you can take you dog and walk there but, they are not admitted to the historical buildings inside unless service dogs.
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Sophy0075
May 25, 2016|
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Response from djnToronto | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall seeing pets, but there was an alligator sitting on the riverbank - if you do take the dog keep an eye on it!
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