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Cities And Towns Along The Byway

Church Point
Eunice Area
Grand Coteau
Krotz Springs Area
Opelousas Area
Rayne Area
Ville Platte
Ville Platte Area

Town of Mamou
Incorporated in 1911, Mamou is the second largest community in Evangeline Parish. The area encompassing Mamou was known as the Mamou Prairie as far back as the 1700's. The French, Spanish, and Acadians settled the Mamou Prairie in the early 1800's.

C. C. Duson of Eunice laid out the community of Mamou in 1907. He was president of the Mamou Townsite Company that opened an office that held lot auctions weekly. The original village covered one square mile.

Today, Mamou is world renown for its ongoing celebration of its Cajun culture and music. Because of this, the Louisiana State Legislature designated the community the “Cajun Music Capital of the World.”

Twinning Agreements
Mamou and Sprimont, Belgium – 1998

Interesting Sites And Sounds Along The Byway
Fred's LoungeBywaysSteve Riley
Mamou Mardi Gras
Real Ways Of Life
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