Amid stately oak trees in the heart of the bayou, the quaint, coastal community of Abbeville offers a historic downtown, a plethora of festivals, and some of the best Cajun food in Louisiana.
Abbeville is the parish seat of Vermilion, an area famous for bayous and farmlands. Agricultural products are plentiful, especially rice and seafood. With its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, oil and natural gas are important industries.
The Gulf’s bounty of fresh seafood is the basis for many fine Cajun restaurants. In addition, Abbeville hosts several festivals, including the Louisiana Cattle Festival, the Cajun Food Fest, and the Giant Omelette Celebration which features an omelette made with 5,000 eggs.
In nearby Delcambre, the annual Delcambre Shrimp Festival offers visitors carnival rides, a shrimp cook-off, live music, and some of the best alligator sauce piquante around.
If crawfish boils, daylilies, and strolling around historic Magdaline Square appeals to you, be sure to start your apartment rental search in Abbeville.