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Louisiana’s French Heritage

Louisiana: The French Connection


Throughout the month of June, the LDMA is highlighting Louisiana’s French heritage.  Louisiana’s time as a French colony left an indelible mark on the state and its people, especially the Cajuns and the Creoles.  Explore stories that illustrate the history and vibrant cultures of the Cajuns and the Creoles, Louisiana’s efforts to preserve the French language, and the state’s enduring relationship with France and the Francophone countries around the world.





HistoryAn Acadian Odyssey



Michael Doucet Interviews Canray FontenotCulture


En Francais


French Language



International Conference of Francophone MayorsFrancophone World



DocumentariesThe Spirit of a Culture: Cane River Creoles

Throughout the month of June, you can also view three LPB documentaries in their entirety:

You can view these stories and more by visiting our complete French heritage topic.