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.
In the News
Jean Lafitte awarded highest honor, the “Best of Show” award, at the 85th Annual Louisiana Municipal Association Convention
The Town of Jean Lafitte took home the top honor of the night, the “Best of Show” award, at the 85 th Annual Louisiana Municipal Association (LMA) Convention held July 30, 2022, in Lafayette. The LMA awarded the Town of Jean Lafitte the Outstanding Community...
Don’t miss this weekend’s Jean Lafitte Town Market! We are going to have lots of vendors selling local cuisine, seafood, arts and crafts, produce, plants and more! Date: Saturday July 23, 2022 LOCATION: Jules Nunez Seafood Pavilion TIME: 10 am to 2 pm
The Jean Lafitte Town Market returns on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the Jules Nunez Seafood Pavilion. The market includes food by local restaurants and vendors selling arts and crafts and fresh seafood. If you are interested in being a vendor please contact Jeff Adam...
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.