Introduction to Ville Platte, Louisiana
Ville Platte History
The city of Ville Platte is the parish seat of Evangeline Parish. The name of the community means 'flat town' in French. Europeans first settled in the region around Ville Platte during the last half of the eighteenth century, when Louisiana was under Spanish rule. Marcellin Garand was the founder of Ville Platte and was an adjutant major in the army of the French Empire.
Ville Platte and nearby Attractions
- Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum
- Chicot State Park
- Shadows - on - the - Teche
- Marksville State Historic Site
- Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium
Things To Do In Ville Platte
Tourists can visit the Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium to learn more about the city’s history. The Chicot State park is popular spot where tourists can camp, hike and fish. The Shadows-on -the-Teche displays several historic exhibits and attracts a number of visitors.
Ville Platte Transportation
Air transportation is available from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
Ville Platte Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Louisiana State University, Louisiana Technical College and Nicholls State University.