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Find Your Inner Cajun in Louisiana's Cajun Bayou

Cajun. It’s a word that encompasses so many things in Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou. Cajun is a lifestyle that defines families, traditions, and experiences. And at its heart, Cajun is about people- not just the folks who live here, but also our visitors, who we welcome like family and encourage embracing our authentic way of life. Once you begin you adventure up and down the Bayou, we think you’ll find you’ve always had a little piece of Cajun in you, too. These are some great ways to find your inner Cajun here in Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou!

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Meet Louisiana's Cajun Bayou

There's a destination just 35 miles south of New Orleans you haven't met yet, but once you do, you will understand why Louisiana's Cajun Bayou in the coastal destination of Lafourche Parish is worth meeting. 

Louisiana's Cajun Bayou is all about the experiences you'll have as you travel up and down the Bayou. As the Bayou stretches for over 100 miles, you will know you have arrived at the right place when you ask for directions and our friendly locals say, you've got to go "up the Bayou" or "down the Bayou." It's a little different, but so are we. 

We don't claim to be the most polished of places to visit and that's really part of our charm. Here we celebrate a Cajun lifestyle like no other. This unapologetic culture is all up and down the Bayou and is filled with outdoor experiences like fishing and swamp tours, along with regular celebrations such as food, music and festivals. 


Best Museums in Lafourche Parish

History and culture are a big part of what makes Lafourche Parish so unique. The variety of museums in our community creates a hands-on and authentic experience into our deep Cajun heritage known around the world. From centuries old boats to sugarcane harvesting lessons, these are just a few of the best museums to visit as you get to know “up and down” Bayou Lafourche.

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For museum hours and locations, visit our Things to Do page.


Four Reasons to Love Fall Festivals

Let’s be honest, fall in south Louisiana makes us swoon. After a hot summer, we look forward to cooler air, falling leaves, and the aroma of hot gumbo. Festival season along Bayou Lafourche is another reason we are excited about the fall. It’s the best time of year to truly experience the Cajun lifestyle and friendly folks that love to host a great party. Throughout the fall, you’ll find many of our unique festivals as you travel up and down the bayou.  These are our favorite reasons to love fall festival season! 

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Favorite After Five Cocktail Spots

It’s no secret that Lafourche Parish is a great place to “pass a good time” and with all our cocktail hot spots, happy hour has never been tastier. Enjoy some downtime on the bayou as our bartenders mix up some of the most unique drinks you’ll find in Lafourche. These are our top picks for the best places to grab a drink after five. 

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Favorite After Five Cocktail Spots

It’s no secret that Lafourche Parish is a great place to “pass a good time” and with all our cocktail hot spots, happy hour has never been tastier. Enjoy some downtime on the bayou as our bartenders mix up some of the most unique drinks you’ll find in Lafourche. These are our top picks for the best places to grab a drink after five. 

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6 Ways to Enjoy Summer Fun on the Bayou

Along the Cajun Bayou, the days of summer center on relaxation and fun. Fishing, shopping, and sightseeing are just a few ways to do just that in Lafourche Parish. Here are some of the top ways to unwind and unplug on the Bayou.

1. Downtown Thibodaux


6 Ways to Enjoy Summer Fun on the Bayou

Along the Cajun Bayou, the days of summer center on relaxation and fun. Fishing, shopping, and sightseeing are just a few ways to do just that in Lafourche Parish. Here are some of the top ways to unwind and unplug on the Bayou.

1. Downtown Thibodaux


What's Biting on the Bayou

The best way to enjoy the warm, salty breeze filling the air is on a fishing trip in Bayou Lafourche. Whether you are an experienced angler or a first-time fisherman, knowing what’s biting and what bait to bring is the first step as you set out on your bayou adventure.

Speckled Trout

Local charter fisherman, Captain Bobby Lynn Gros, says the speckled trout are on fire right now. Any reef or island in Lake Raccourci or Timberlier Bay to the west of Leeville is holding fish. The key to a solid catch is finding clean water and using live shrimp as bait. Trout are running anywhere from 11 to 18 inches in length but are plentiful. Weed through the little ones, and you'll end up with a full ice chest. To the west of Leeville, fish Bay Andre and Barataria Bay with the same set up, clean water, live shrimp, pogies, and croakers are the best baits to lure the specks.


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