Town of Jean Lafitte

Jean Lafitte, founded by the infamous pirate Jean Lafitte, this coastal community is rich in history and tradition. Jean Lafitte, Louisiana is a small town in the heart of the Barataria Basin, one of the most prolific estuaries in America and less than an hour from the city of New Orleans. Named after the notorious pirate, Jean Lafitte, this historic fishing village hugs scenic Bayou Barataria and Highway 45, which leads deep into the Louisiana wetlands.

The Town of Jean Lafitte's hard-working residents are proud of their unique bayou culture that has endured for centuries and can be seen in its hospitable residents, restaurants and businesses. Local businesses include shipyards, marinas, fishing guides, boat tours, as well as fine restaurants.

Check out our Day Trip to Jean Lafitte Itinerary here!

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