Acadiana culture and language

Network planned to link French-speaking communities in North America from Quebec to Lafayette

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, France, speaks during a meeting of the International Association of Francophone Mayors on Monday at City Hall in Lafayette. Lafayette Parish-President Joey Durel is at left.

Mayors from French-speaking countries around the globe gathered Monday in Lafayette, an international recognition of the vibrancy of French culture and language in Acadiana. “We are sending a message that there are Francophones in North America,” said Denis Coderre, mayor of Montreal and among a group of more than 30 mayors from 22 countries attending the… Continue reading →

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