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Come explore the heart of the Barataria Basin, where the dark bayou waters hide silent alligators alongside the secrets of notorious pirate Jean Lafitte. Remnants of the past are still present in this historic fishing village and the trails and waterways traversing the area.

Only a short distance from the big city of New Orleans, Jean Lafitte and its bayou culture feels like a world apart. Spend the day here, touring the mysterious swamps, eating some of Louisiana’s best seafood and learning about the people and their unique way of life.

 

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Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival Returns November 11-13

Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival Returns November 11-13

The Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival has been rescheduled for November 11-13, 2022, at the Jean Lafitte Auditorium and Grounds at 4953 City Park Dive in Jean Lafitte. “A year ago, our area was devastated by one of the worst storms to ever hit our state. This festival...

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The 6,000-square-foot, Barataria Museum tells the 200-year-old story of the Town of Jean Lafitte, a historic fishing village 20 miles southwest of New Orleans.

 

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