Vermilion Parish About Us

About Us

Whether you are visiting Vermilion Parish for business or pleasure, we extend to you a warm welcome! There's plenty to see and do during your visit. From festivals, cultural attractions, birding opportunities, interacting with the locals and more, you can experience it here! Located just minutes south of Lafayette and west of New Iberia, Vermilion Parish is easily accessible from I-10 via Hwy. 26, Hwy. 13, I-49/Hwy. 167 and Hwy. 90. All of these highways connect to Hwy. 14 which runs through our parish. You may also travel to Vermilion Parish from Texas via Hwy. 82. This is a scenic drive along our back roads where you can view nature and our wildlife. Bring your binoculars and be on the lookout for alligators and other critters along the way!

We invite you to begin your visit to "the Most Cajun Place on Earth"* at the Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission office located at 200 N. Magdalen Square, just across from downtown Abbeville's beautiful Magdalen Square. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm and Saturdays from 9am-1pm, when there is an event in downtown Abbeville. You may contact our office at 337-898-6600, 337-898-4114 or via e-mail at director@vermilion.org.

We will gladly mail a packet of information to anyone who request one, but for those individuals who prefer to have it on hand now, please click on the Visitors Brochure link. Once you click, you will be able to download our Visitors brochure. Can't find what you are looking for on our web site? Visit our Resources section for links to other websites in the parish or send us a message and we can point you in the right direction!

We love for people to read about the many great things that Vermilion Parish has to offer. If you are a journalist or travel writer, please visit our News page and check out our Media Kit for information on what the Tourist Commission can provide for your articles. For any film maker looking for locations, please contact our office for more information.

*According to the US Census Bureau's most recent census, Vermilion Parish has the highest amount of residents claiming Cajun ancestry (per capita), making us "the Most Cajun Place"