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You Gotta Try Louisiana's #1 Best Small Town Food Scene

When people think of America’s great food cities, New Orleans often tops the list. But it’s not just big cities that know their way around a menu. Plenty of small towns are noted for their food scenes, too … but only one in Louisiana! On June 17, USA Today 10Best announced that Thibodaux is the #2-ranked Best Small Town Food Scene in the entire United States. This is Thibodaux’s fourth time being nominated, and its second year in a row of taking the #2 position.

This was a Reader’s Choice Award contest, in which millions of the website’s readers voted for their favorite nominees in several “best small town” categories. After four weeks, the voting closed and the winners were announced on June 17. Not only did Thibodaux receive this honor, but it was the only Louisiana destination to be included on the list of nominees, proving that it continues to make its mark as one of the South’s top culinary destinations.

New Bed & Breakfast Set to Open in Lockport

New Bed and Breakfast set to Open in Lockport.

Lockport will soon be home to a new bed and breakfast that combines an elegant blend of authentic Louisiana history with modern conveniences, giving guests the opportunity to step away from everyday worries and simply experience the “Bayou life.”

Owners Rene’ and Barbara Claudet are pleased to announce the opening of their historic home, Bouverans,” built in 1860 and located at 7602 Highway 1, as a bed and breakfast. Except for a brief five-year period, for more than 160 years, Bouverans has been owned by descendants of its builder, Pierre Joseph Claudet. Claudet was Rene’s great-great-grandfather, and he arrived in Louisiana directly from France.

A Taste of Mardi Gras!

COVID may have put a damper on the usual Mardi Gras celebrations this year by limiting the size of gatherings and forcing the cancellation of every parade the parish usually hosts, but that doesn’t mean that this year’s Carnival season has turned into one big  “Mardi Blah.”


Support local businesses while keeping the spirit of Mardi Gras alive. Complete 3 stops at any of the Taste of Mardi Gras locations, turn in your passport at the Louisiana's Cajun Bayou Visitor Center or Thibodaux Main Street office and receive a free Mardi Gras themed swag bag (with beads of course!). 

Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou Tourism Names New President and CEO

Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou Tourism Names New President and CEO

Cody A. Gray Officially Assumes Leadership of Lafourche Parish’s Local Tourism Office

Raceland, Louisiana (December 17, 2020) – Last night the board of directors of Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou Tourism, Lafourche Parish’s destination marketing organization, officially named Cody Gray the tourism office’s new President and CEO.

COVID-19 Updates


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many of our local operators have changed their hours of operation. We have created a master list of updates for you to access below and we will continue to monitor and update this list as more information becomes available.

Oh, the things we do for Mardi Gras!

Here on the bayou, we’ve got plenty of Mardi Gras events in the works - and unlike some of our larger, neighboring cities, you can actually enjoy them without elbowing your way through crowds of tourists. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Lafourche Parish this February, here are a few of the Mardi Gras festivities you can look forward to. 


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