A World Apart
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.
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.
In the News
Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), along with state and local officials, broke ground today on Phase 2 of the Fisher School Basin Flood Risk Reduction Project, a floodwall being built along Bayou Barataria at the...
BY CHAD CALDER, The Advocate, Jan. 30, 2019 Coastal restoration funds announced recently by Gov. John Bel Edwards include about $23 million for the Lafitte area, which is making headway on the jigsaw puzzle of ring levees designed to keep floodwaters at bay in a...
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...
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.
08/01/2020 - 08/31/2020 - 12:00 am
We are planning on having the Blessing of the Fleet in August. More information will be released as the details are worked out. Thank you!
09/01/2020 - 09/30/2020 - 12:00 am
A time and date will be selected as we move closer to the event.
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.