Bayou Teche, the French Cajun scenic byway, covers 125 miles and follows the bayou. This scenic route is off the beaten path and a little wild with its lush vegetation and hauntingly beautiful moss-draped oaks. Some giant oaks with 150-foot reach, trail moss sometimes a yard below the branches. Meandering through the semi-tropical land, it is a journey into the geographical heart of Acadiana. Glimpses are caught of opulent Greek Revival mansions, a result of the "sugar money" - wealth derived from sugarcane - the area’s most abundant crop. We saw acres of sugarcane under cultivation.
In the small villages and towns that have built up along the bayou, the authentic and uncorrupted dialect of the Cajun people can be heard.