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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The search for a National Estuarine Research Reserve in Louisiana wants to involve you! Jean Lafitte is excited about this opportunity and what it could mean for our community and the Barataria Basin. We encourage you to participate by coming to the meeting on Monday,...
JEAN LAFITTE, La. –After fifteen years, the Jean Lafitte Seafood Festival returns to the Town of Jean Lafitte June 25-27, 2021, at Jean Lafitte Auditorium and Grounds, 4953 City Park St in Jean Lafitte. “When you think about Jean Lafitte, you think of the amazing...
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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.