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
At one time, Lafitte had its own auditorium. A place for the community to come together for celebratory events, where many happy occurrences took place and memories were made. However, after being flooded by numerous hurricanes and storms, the toll had been taken on...
Jean Lafitte, La. – The town of Jean Lafitte encourages residents and tourists alike to take advantage of cooler, fall weather by walking the newly added section of the Wetland Trace nature trail. “We live in such a unique and beautiful part of the state, and I want...
Just off urban doorsteps, Lafitte is a dive into wild Louisiana By Ian Mcnulty Imcnulty, The Advocate, Nov. 17, 2014 If it’s true that nature abhors a vacuum, then it doesn’t seem to have much use for straight lines either, at least not in the alluvial sprawl of...
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.
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.