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Louisiana's famous Cajun Country is a place where today's travelers can still experience the rich heritage and traditions that began in the eighteenth century.


From foodways and folktales to music and festivals, Acadiana offers something you can't get anywhere else. Journey through this historic and unique part of the state with travel writer and historian Cher Coen as your guide Experience Cajun Country through its exceptional cuisine, area events, and historic attractions.

Exploring Cajun Country: A Tour of Historic Acadiana

  • Cheré Dastugue Coen is an award-winning journalist, instructor of writing, playwright, novelist and non-fiction author.

    Her nonfiction titles include "Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History," "Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana" and "Exploring Cajun Country: An Historic Guide to Acadiana," all by The History Press. Her other books include "Cooking in Cajun Country" with Carl Breaux (Gibbs Smith, Aug. 2009) and "Magic's in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris and Sachets" with coauthor Jude Bradley, originally published with Llewellyn and now an expanded Kindle edition.

    Her novels under the pen name of Cherie Claire ( include historical romances "A Cajun Dream," "The Letter" novella and "The Cajuns" historical series of "Emilie," "Rose," "Gabrielle" and "Delphine." "A Cajun Dream" and "The Letter" are now ebooks. Look for the rest of the series, including several Cajun contemporary romances, coming soon as ebooks!

    Cheré writes a weekly book column in the Gannett newspapers of Louisiana titled "Louisiana Book News." Visit her blog at

  • ISBN: 1596299959
    6 x 9 Paperback
    158 Pages
    Published: December 05, 2011
    Features: Bibliography, Illustrated, Table of Contents,

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