“The Heart of French Louisiana – Genuine Cajun, Uniquely Creole”
Lafayette is located in Lafayette Parish between New Orleans and Houston on Interstate 10, about 35 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. Lafayette is 52 miles from Baton Rouge. It has a population of 110,000 residents and covers over 65 square miles of land.
Lafayette and Lafayette Parish is part of an area known as Acadiana. This area is made up of eight parishes and is also known as the “Cajun Heartland.” The eight parishes are Acadia, Iberia, Evangeline, Lafayette, Vermilion, St. Mary, St. Martin and St. Landry. Lafayette is located in the center of this entire area.