Apartments for Rent in Lafayette, LA(show city information)
Lafayette Louisiana …. The heart of Cajun country! Lafayette was founded in 1821 as Vermillionville, settled by the Acadian people who had fled from Nova Scotia. It was renamed in 1884 after a French military hero, and the great city of Lafayette was born. Lafayette is the hub of Cajun culture. It offers great food, music, and friendly people.
In downtown Lafayette, something is always happening: the Artwalk, Bach Lunch, and Downtown Alive where you can dance in the streets to local bands. Every April Lafayette hosts the Festival International de Louisiane. This free, outdoor festival brings in musicians, crafts, and artists from all over.
Festivals Acadiens is an area favorite each October. This free celebration pays tribute to the Cajun culture through music & crafts. There is a saying in Lafayette that sums this festival up: “Laissez les bon temps rouler!” (Let the good times roll!)
Lafayette has numerous restaurants with some of the best food you’ll ever eat. Lafayette also offers great museums, and the Cajundome and convention center bring top entertainment to the area. Shopping in Lafayette always gives a little lagniappe (something extra).
Making Lafayette your home will give you “joie de vivre” (the joy of living)!