Just 35 miles south of New Orleans you’ll find Lafourche Parish, better known as Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou. If you are a traveler that values memories as part of your travel experience then Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou is a must-visit for you!
With the amount of time you have spent inside lately, we think you could use some fresh air. Jump on board and ride out on one of our swamp tours! Listen to the sound of bald eagles overhead, while alligators are sunning in the distance, all while you are transported through the lush marshland and cypress swamps that make this area so naturally beautiful. What sets our swamp tours apart? Your native Cajun guide. They love what they do and it shows in the stories they tell and the connection they bridge between you and our rustic bayous. Don’t be surprised when your guide stops and explains to you that Spanish moss isn’t just pretty to look at, but back in the old days it was used in Ford cars to stuff their seat cushions. This is just one of the many colorful facts you may learn.
With hundreds of miles of both freshwater and saltwater for you to fish in, we guarantee you’ll have a reel good time. Try your luck down the bayou at the Leeville Fishing Pier, or book a charter and head out to the gulf to reel in a tarpon, tuna, or swordfish. Our charter captains extend our Cajun hospitality to every fisherman, no matter the skill level. From a cane pole, to bowfishing, there’s something for every angler. Here, our waters make it easy to catch your dinner for the night.
With home cooking getting old, let us cook for you! It’s no secret, Louisiana is synonymous with food. Much of that has to do with the local ingredients found right outside our doors. The shrimp, oysters, crabs, crawfish ... it’s all right here. You can’t get it any fresher, we call that “bayou-to-table” dining. Discover these traditions and flavors on the Cajun Bayou Food Trail, where you can Wander off the Eaten Path to try all of our Cajun cuisine. Bring your “stretchy pants” and don’t’ forget your passport as you stop at restaurants along the trail. Make sure to get five stamps to claim your free t-shirt.
There’s an amazing blending of cultures here in Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou. We have French influences, Spanish influences, African influences, Native American influences and when you blend them together, it makes a beautiful “cultural gumbo.” You’re not going to find all those influences combined in just this way anywhere else in the world. You can experience our unapologetic and laid-back Cajun culture in every town, restaurant, shop, and historic site you visit. Each welcomes you with love and warmth; a mask cannot hide our heart and our spirit. Places like the E.D. White House Historic Site or the Bayou Lafourche Folklife & Heritage Museum, are perfect places to dig even deeper into our heritage.
YOU'LL REMEMBER LAFOURCHE
Our swamp tours, savory food, diverse culture, and the people you’ll meet along the way are just a few reasons our destination is so unforgettable. We can’t wait for you to start making memories of your own in Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou. We look forward to safely welcoming you back over and over again.