Visit Bayou Lafourche,
known as "The Longest Street in the World," a half hour south of
New Orleans. Enjoy Cajun hospitality, plantation homes, antique shops, swamp tours, charter
fishing, festivals, and Mardi Gras celebrations. In Thibodaux, visit the Wetlands Acadian
Cultural Center or Laurel Valley Village, an operating 19th-century sugar plantation. See
St. John's Episcopal Church, the oldest Episcopal church west of the Mississippi. St. Joseph
Catholic Cathedral, with its ornate artwork, is listed on the National Register of Historic
Places. Nicholls State University features the Allen J. Ellender Memorial Library with displays
of the region including the Evangeline Baseball League Collection, Center for Traditional
Louisiana Boat Building, and the Allen J. Ellender Archives. Travel south along LA 1 or LA
308, enjoying the bayou drive through Cajun villages on your way to the Gulf of Mexico. Port
Fourchon's public beach provides fishing, crabbing and beach combing. Sunsets are breathtaking
in this birdwatcher's paradise.
For more information, contact:
Lafourche Parish Tourist Commission.
Louisiana Office of Tourism.
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