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WHERE TO STAY

Abbeville offers great accommodations for any stay, ranging from budget-friendly to lap-of-luxury, offering such accommodations as pet-friendly and handicap-accessible rooms. Many hotels and B&Bs offer free continental breakfast, 24-hour security, free WiFi, and parking is always free.

We are centrally located along the Cajun Corridor Scenic Byway making us a convenient home base when discovering all the area has to offer. As a guest in Abbeville, you are sure to feel at home with warm accommodating hosts eager to welcome you and make your stay extra special.

Book your stay in Abbeville today!

FOOD & DRINK

Cajun food isn’t just a meal, it’s about the company and lively atmosphere. In the heart of Cajun Country, you’ll find a unique experience and even more flavor. Each meal is cooked with pride and from casual to upscale, Abbeville culinary offerings will offer you a dining experience you won’t soon forget!

To see all that Abbeville has to offer, click the “See Restaurants” button below for a full listing of places to dine.

THINGS TO DO

Come taste the good life in Abbeville! Beautiful architecture framed by majestic Oak Trees and authentic Cajun Culture is just the start of what you will find. Abbeville is home to museums, local markets, historic churches, and unique shopping experiences sprinkled with delicious restaurants and oyster bars. Listen to live music at a local pub or eatery or do a Cajun Waltz under the stars in Magdalen Square. Trace local heritage through unique cultural festivals from a Giant 5000 Egg Omelette celebrating French Traditions on historic Concorde Street to the rich tastes of the local Sicilian Celebration, we celebrate everything from Cattle to Ice Cream!

Our central location on the Cajun Corridor means you can find unique experiences right on your doorstep or just a short, traffic-free day trip away. Stop by the Vermilion Parish Tourist Center in the Cultural Museum, just off Magdalen Square, to find out what’s happening and more ideas on how to vacation like a local. A visit to Abbeville is an experience you will not soon forget!

Updates on Community Improvements: Public Walking Tour

Monday, February 26th, the city is hosting a Visioning Walking Tour and your input is invaluable!

The City of Abbeville is thrilled to extend a warm invitation to all residents to participate in an upcoming event aimed at shaping the future of our downtown area. On Monday, February 26th, the city is hosting a Visioning Walking Tour, and your input is invaluable!

This unique opportunity allows you to share your thoughts, ideas, and aspirations for downtown Abbeville, and we want to hear from you about what you envision for our community’s future. Led by Place + Main Advisors and representatives from CPEX, alongside fellow
community members, this tour offers a platform to explore and contribute ideas for our vacant spaces. Whether you have grand visions or small-scale suggestions, your input is crucial in defining our collective vision.

Starting precisely at 6:00 pm, the tour will kick off at City Hall. Joining us will be Place + Main Advisors and representatives from CPEX. We invite you, the public, to join us on this engaging walk. Let’s collaborate and explore innovative ways to shape our shared vision for Abbeville’s downtown.

Save the date, spread the word, and let’s embark on this journey together. Your participation is key in shaping the future of our beloved city

Here's Why Your Feedback Is So Important

Your input matters more than you know, and together, we can create something that we’ll all be proud of! Let’s make our community safer and more accessible for everyone.

Mayor's Message: 1st Year and a Look Ahead

Mayor White recaps the first year in office and shares what’s in store for Abbeville. Join us as we reflect on the past year and envision the future, with valuable insights and updates from the mayor about our community’s progress.

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This is the Official Page for the City of Abbeville, LA located in the heart of Cajun Country.

📢 𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐀𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 📢
In response to numerous requests, we will be initiating a trial of pull-in angle parking around the courthouse starting on Monday. During this time, we ask for your patience and understanding, as there may be temporary road closures in the area while city workers diligently make these changes.

The final design isn't just meant to provide us with better roads but also to meet the community's needs, prioritizing people over traffic. This will help improve our local economy and make our environment more pleasant for everyone.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we strive for a better future for our com#abbeville##iloveabbevillee#completestreetse#imagineabbevillee#downtownimprovementsp#changesdowntownesDowntown
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📢 𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐀𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 📢 
In response to numerous requests, we will be initiating a trial of pull-in angle parking around the courthouse starting on Monday. During this time, we ask for your patience and understanding, as there may be temporary road closures in the area while city workers diligently make these changes.

The final design isnt just meant to provide us with better roads but also to meet the communitys needs, prioritizing people over traffic. This will help improve our local economy and make our environment more pleasant for everyone.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we strive for a better future for our community. 

#Abbeville #ILoveAbbeville #CompleteStreets #ImagineAbbeville #DowntownImprovements #ChangesDowntown

🌟 #𝐅𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭: 𝐌𝐫. 𝐁𝐨𝐛𝐛𝐲 𝐑𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐧🌟
Throughout February, in honor of Black History Month, we're shining a light on individuals that made an impact within Abbeville. Today we take a look at a a trailblazer whose impact resonates through generations: Mr. Bobby Rabon, the first Black principal of Abbeville High School.

Mr. Bobby Rabon's journey is one of service and dedication. In 1966, fresh out of the military after proudly serving his country, he found himself in Abbeville, attending a basketball game. Originally from Grambling, Louisiana, fate led him to an old friend who mentioned job opportunities at the Vermilion Parish School Board. Bobby seized the opportunity and began his career in education as a teacher at Kaplan High School.

In 1974, he transitioned out the classroom and became assistant principal of Abbeville High. And in 1980, history was made as Mr. Rabon became the first Black principal at Abbeville High. His appointment marked a significant milestone, breaking barriers and paving the way for future generations of Black educators and leaders.

Throughout his tenure, Mr. Rabon was known for his calm demeanor and compassionate approach when interacting with students. He attributes this to lessons learned during his time in the military, where he honed skills in conflict resolution and empathy.

Beyond his role as principal, Mr. Rabon continued to champion education and advocate for teacher rights. Serving as the vice president of the Vermilion Teachers Association during the 1990s, he tirelessly worked to improve the educational landscape within Vermilion Parish.

In 2006, Mr. Rabon and his wife made the decision to return to Grambling, Louisiana, to care for family. As they settled back into their hometown, Mr. Rabon's legacy continued to thrive, rooted in the community where his remarkable journey began.

Mr. Bobby Rabon's story is one of resilience, leadership, and unwavering commitment#FeatureFriday This #FeatureFriday, we honor his pioneering spirit and celebrate his enduring legacy during B#BlackHistoryMonth.#Trailblazerr#educationforallz#abbevillei#iloveabbevillei#abbevillehistoryle #AbbevilleHistory
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🌟 #𝐅𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭: 𝐌𝐫. 𝐁𝐨𝐛𝐛𝐲 𝐑𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐧🌟
Throughout February, in honor of Black History Month, were shining a light on individuals that made an impact within Abbeville. Today we take a look at a a trailblazer whose impact resonates through generations: Mr. Bobby Rabon, the first Black principal of Abbeville High School.

Mr. Bobby Rabons journey is one of service and dedication.  In 1966, fresh out of the military after proudly serving his country, he found himself in Abbeville, attending a basketball game. Originally from Grambling, Louisiana, fate led him to an old friend who mentioned job opportunities at the Vermilion Parish School Board. Bobby seized the opportunity and began his career in education as a teacher at Kaplan High School.

In 1974, he transitioned out the classroom and became assistant principal of Abbeville High. And in 1980, history was made as Mr. Rabon became the first Black principal at Abbeville High. His appointment marked a significant milestone, breaking barriers and paving the way for future generations of Black educators and leaders.

Throughout his tenure, Mr. Rabon was known for his calm demeanor and compassionate approach when interacting with students. He attributes this to lessons learned during his time in the military, where he honed skills in conflict resolution and empathy.

Beyond his role as principal, Mr. Rabon continued to champion education and advocate for teacher rights. Serving as the vice president of the Vermilion Teachers Association during the 1990s, he tirelessly worked to improve the educational landscape within Vermilion Parish.

In 2006, Mr. Rabon and his wife made the decision to return to Grambling, Louisiana, to care for family. As they settled back into their hometown, Mr. Rabons legacy continued to thrive, rooted in the community where his remarkable journey began.

Mr. Bobby Rabons story is one of resilience, leadership, and unwavering commitment to education. This #FeatureFriday, we honor his pioneering spirit and celebrate his enduring legacy during Black History Month. #BlackHistoryMonth #Trailblazer #EducationForAll #Abbeville #ILoveAbbeville #AbbevilleHistory

Congratulations to Jatero Mckinney, Paul Tomino, and Aurris Wiltz dedicated city workers responsible for maintaining the beautiful flowers downtown and in our city parks! They are January/February Civic Pride Award winners. Their hard work and dedication make our city blossom with beauty! Thank you for all you do! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Jatero Mckinney, Paul Tomino, and Aurris Wiltz  dedicated city workers responsible for maintaining the beautiful flowers downtown and in our city parks! They are January/February Civic Pride Award winners.  Their hard work and dedication make our city blossom with beauty!  Thank you for all you do!Image attachment
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