225 Insider’s Guide: St. Landry Parish

Why We Love It

About 60 miles west of Baton Rouge is St. Landry Parish, the heart of Cajun spirit. Visitors can discover cultures that have influenced the area, including African, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Travel the Zydeco Cajun Prairie Scenic Byway that pays tribute to the music of south Louisiana, and relish in St. Landry’s rich history by visiting the museums, antique shops, churches, dancehalls and historic homes along the way.


Insider’s Secret

A must-try dish is the boudin-stuffed fried chicken wings at DezMeaux’s Boudin in Opelousas. Place your order in advance, because they can’t cook it fast enough. Visitors travel across the country just for this boudin.

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