Louisiana’s River Parishes is a strip of land, about 30 miles long, along the Mississippi River. Known as the River Parishes and located in between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. We are known for our unique history, agriculture, cuisine, and ecosystems. Influences from Germans, Acadians (Cajuns), French, Spanish, Native Americans and enslaved Africans blend together to create a regional culture – unique even to Louisiana.
Out here, you will hear stories of previous generations through tours of plantation estates.
Then you will explore the swamps to learn of their importance and encounter the creatures who live in harmony with the locals. You’ll see why Lac Des Allemands is the “Catfish Capital of the Universe” and known for freshwater crab.
Smoked andouille and Cajun/Creole recipes passed down from generation to generation have been perfected over time and will bring you right to the heart and soul of the River Parishes.
Finally, you’ll discover Perique tobacco, which can only be grown out here.
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Explore the 10 historic estates in the River Parishes of Louisiana and discover the stories rooted in their past.
Create memories learning the folklore of our swamps and viewing gators in their natural habitat.
Andouille was created here, so get out and try the local smokehouses that each have their own version of the "best".
The region out here is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts to explore and find adventure.
Famous for catfish, Lac Des Allemands is a haven for outdoor sportsmen.
Enjoyed around the world, Perique can only be grown and processed out here.
Cajun and Creole cuisine are as necessary to our culture as the people who make it.
Tour buses, shuttles and local airports are all transportation options for the River Parishes.
Louisiana's River Parishes offers a wide range of lodging options from rustic and quaint to upscale and luxurious.