Jean Lafitte, Louisiana

A World Apart

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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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GETTING

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ONLY 30 MINUTES FROM NEW ORLEANS:Take 1-10 to US-90 across the Crescent City Bridge. Stay straight and go onto the Westbank Expy. and travel 4.5 miles.Take the Barataria Blvd.Exit (48). Continue to the second light and turn left on Barataria Blvd.Travel 3.5 miles to Leo Kerner /Lafitte Parkway (Hwy 3134) and turn left.Continue for 8 miles and turn left on LA 45/ Jean Lafitte Blvd.

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Pirogue racing returns to the Town of Jean Lafitte

July 22, 2018, nola.com After nearly 20 years, pirogue racing returned to the Town of Jean Lafitte Saturday (July 21) at the town's newly opened Jules Nunez Seafood Pavilion and AJ & Sheron Fabre Market on Bayou Barataria. The 2018 Jean Lafitte Pirogue Races and...

Lafitte Barataria

MUSEUM

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.

 

Events

Jean Lafitte World Championship Pirogue Races - TBA

Jean Lafitte World Championship Pirogue Races - TBA

09/01/2020 - 09/30/2020 - 12:00 am

A time and date will be selected as we move closer to the event.

Jean Lafitte Wine and Wetland Walk - TBA

Jean Lafitte Wine and Wetland Walk - TBA

04/01/2021 - 04/30/2021 - 12:00 am

Come join us for wine and music on Jean Lafitte’s Wetland Trace. Date will be announced later this year. The event will be held in 2021.

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