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Culture and Traveler's Guide

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. Credit: Louisiana Office of Tourism.

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  • Geography and Statistics

    • Our population is 85860 people in 31332 households.
    • The land area is 1084.8 square miles (694281 acres); the water area is 387.5 square miles (247990 acres).
    • Lafourche Parish is located at latitude 29.49 degrees North, longitude 90.40 degrees West.
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