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 Welcome to Jean Lafitte

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.

Jean Lafitte is the perfect get-a-way and less than an hour from New Orleans. From nature hikes to airboat rides and some of the best fishing in the country-there is something here for everyone interested in an outdoor adventure. Explore the history of the region at the Fisheries Museum with an orientation lobby, a multi-media theater and exhibitions. While there, see local wildlife and learn about the notorious pirate Jean Lafitte. Top your day off by eating Cajun and Creole Cuisine at a local restaurant.

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