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Arrival, information and getting around

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Greyhound arrives at 315 Lee Ave; Amtrak pulls in a few blocks north at 133 E Grant St at Jefferson Street. The airport is south of town on Hwy-90. The website of the Lafayette Parish visitor centre at 1400 NW Evangeline Thruway, off I-10 (Mon–Fri 8.30am–5pm, Sat & Sun 9am–5pm; t 1-800/346-1958, w http://www.lafayettetravel.com) is full of useful information on Cajun culture.

To get the best from the area you’ll need a car, as the dance halls, restaurants and hotels are spread out, and the local bus system is of little use to visitors. If you need a taxi, try Quality Cab (t 337/235-8993).

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