Welcome to Cajun Prairie

Physically, this truly is prairie: wide expanses of green flatlands, broken up by rice and crawfish ponds. This is the heartland of zydeco music; come evening, keep your ears peeled for the accordion, fiddle and distinctive 'zzzzzzzzip' sound of the frottoir, a corrugated metal vest that is played as its own percussion instrument.

Eunice and Opelousas are the major towns in the prairie, but you'll also find interesting diversions in Mamou and Ville Platte.

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