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After a long day of touring plantations, nothing could be more satisfying than setting up camp in Donaldsonville and sitting down to a nice meal, well-paired with a glass of wine. Here’s where world-renowned Chef John Folse's manufacturing plant is located along with his Bittersweet Plantation and Lafitte’s Landing restaurant. Donaldsonville is known not only for its place in Louisiana culinary lore but also for its political significance. It served as the state capital in 1830 when the seat of power was first moved from New Orleans – because the more countrified legislators had become scandalized by the Crescent City’s laissez-faire approach to moral conduct. Though the capital ultimately moved to Baton Rouge, Donaldsonville has maintained the quiet, small-town appeal that first inspired Louisiana legislators to move there. Indeed, the state has designated Donaldsonville as one of its Main Street communities, and it is also home to the intriguing River Road African American Museum.

 

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    City: Donaldsonville
    602 Railroad Avenue Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    Our Bed & Breakfast is home to four elegant suites and welcomes families, friends and travelers as a peaceful getaway under 100 year-old live oak trees, just a short walk from many fine restaurants...
    City: Donaldsonville
    510 Railroad Avenue Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    The history of generations along the Mississippi River finds expression in the brush strokes of Alvin Batiste, self taught, primitive artist, whose work has been critically acclaimed. Visitors may...
    City: Donaldsonville
    2179 Hwy. 70 Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    Step back in time with the Best Western Plantation Inn. Indicative of the area's plantation heritage, the Inn delivers Southern Louisiana hospitality of a time long ago, enhanced with all the...
    City: Donaldsonville
    716 Mississippi Street Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    Beautiful cathedral-like structure built in the late 1800’s, serving the Chruch parish established in 1772 after which Ascension civil parish is named. Originally a mission to serve the...
    City: Donaldsonville
    701 W 10th Street Donaldsonville, LA 70346
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    City: Donaldsonville
    2275 Hwy. 70 Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    The Comfort Inn® hotel is ideally located in the heart of Louisiana's Plantation Country. Architecture and history buffs will enjoy visiting the many nearby landmarks.  Notable points of...
    City: Donaldsonville
    318 Mississippi Street Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    The B. Lemann & Bro. Department Store Building was the oldest family owned department store in the state of Louisiana.  Nation Register of Historic Places Drive By Only
    City: Donaldsonville
    7775 Hwy. 70 N. Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    Located in Donaldsonville, LA. Don't miss out on a journey to Jean Lafitte National Historic Park & Preserve during your visit!
    City: Donaldsonville
    1283 Hwy 1 South Donaldsonville, LA 70346
    This home was built in 1847 by one of the leading sugar planters of the day. The site of the Battle of Kock’s Plantation, a skirmish in 1863 when Union forces were surprised by a contingent...
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public://Chef Folse.jpg In the Kitchen with Chef John Folse
Get to know one of Louisiana's favorite chefs.
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Follow the Mississippi River as it flows through Baton...
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After a long day of touring plantations, nothing could be more satisfying than setting up camp in Donaldsonville and sitting down to a nice meal, well-paired with a glass of wine. Here’s where world-renowned Chef John Folse's manufacturing plant is located along with his Bittersweet Plantation and Lafitte’s Landing restaurant. Donaldsonville is known not only for its place in Louisiana culinary lore but also for its political significance. It served as the state capital in 1830 when the seat of power was first moved from New Orleans – because the more countrified legislators had become scandalized by the Crescent City’s laissez-faire approach to moral conduct. Though the capital ultimately moved to Baton Rouge, Donaldsonville has maintained the quiet, small-town appeal that first inspired Louisiana legislators to move there. Indeed, the state has designated Donaldsonville as one of its Main Street communities, and it is also home to the intriguing River Road African American Museum.

 

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