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ARNAUDVILLE TOWN HALL
Arnaudville and Jausiers, France (1995)
In the town of Arnaudville, located at the junction of Bayous Teche and Fuselier, “cultural economy” is not just a buzz phrase. In recent years, Arnaudville has become a haven for musicians, artists, dancers, writers, culinary adventurers, and champions of the French language. Approximately four out of 10 residents speak French on a daily basis. In fact at NUNU Arts & Culture Collective, residents and visitors can enjoy breakfast at La Table Francaise on the last Saturday of each month, partake in a weekly quilting circle with other French speakers, or hear live Cajun music at the monthly potluck social.
Arnaudville hosts three annual events - La Semaine Francaise d’ Arnaudville (French Week) and the Etouffee’ Festival in April and Le Feu et L’eau (Fire and Water) Rural Arts Celebration in December. Each spring and fall, shoppers can browse for antiques and flea market items at the 7 Mile PLUS Yard Sale, a town-to-town sale along Corridor des Arts, attracting visitors throughout the state and beyond.
Arnaudville is also home to Bayou Teche Brewing, a craft brewery featured on the Louisiana Brewery Trail. Here beers are crafted to complement the cuisine and lifestyle of Cajuns and Creoles, like LA-31 Boucanée – made with cherry wood smoked wheat. In addition to pairing well with local dishes, all beers are named in French to help preserve the culture and language. Visit the brewery’s tap room, nicknamed the “Triangle Hang Out” for samples, live music and food trucks on Saturdays, or tours in both French and English.
The town’s Deux Bayous Cultural District, effective since October 2008, is a part of the Louisiana Cultural District (LCD) program. This designation means that visitors reap part of the benefits as sales of original artwork are tax-free.