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    City: Washington
    123 Church Street Washington, LA 70589
    A 50s style cafe that offers home cooked meals, homemade desserts, coffee, and beverages.
    City: Washington
    522 Plant Road Washington, LA 70589
    Take I-49 North to Exit 27. Travel north on LA 10/LA 182 for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Plant Road. Go approximately 3.5 miles to the WMA. Thistlethwaite is a 17-square mile tract offering 11,000...
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    Highway 10 North Washington, LA 70589
    This rustic campground of 60 sites is situated along Bayou Courtableau. Water, electricity, sewerage and shower room provided. Live music Saturday nights. French is spoken here.
    City: Washington
    331 E. Carriere St. Washington, LA 70589
    In 1864, this property was acquired by steamboat Captain William Crawford and his wife, Delia. In the 1890s, the west wing was added which is now an inviting bedroom and bath where guests can enjoy...
    City: Washington
    404 N. Main St. Washington, LA 70589
    With 80 percent of the town on the Historic Register, "Acadiana's Antique Capital" offers shops, gardens, B&Bs, unique dining and festivals.
    City: Washington
    525 North Main Street Washington, LA 70589
    This is the last of the old steamboat warehouses on Bayou Courtableau, this brick building was built in the 1820s and restored in 1977. Enjoy cocktails on the deck overlooking the bayou, then feast...
    City: Washington
    404 North Main Street Washington, LA 70589
    Make this your first stop in Washington for information on historic sites, maps of the area, house tours, walking tours, antique shops and bed-and-breakfast listings. More than 80 percent of this...
    City: Washington
    514 St. Landry Veterans Memorial Hwy. Washington, LA 70589
    Housed in a historic church are the works of seven very talented artists. View paintings including colorful, abstract Louisiana landscapes. Shop for beautiful wire wrap jewelry made with natural...
    City: Washington
    415 North St. John Street Washington, LA 70589
    A restored Acadiana house, c. 1949, including a bedroom furnished in period antiques with adjoining bath. Guests have use of the living room and comfortable front porch. Breakfast included. A block...

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The town of Washington, the third-oldest settlement in Louisiana, is a former French trading post that flourished thanks to the river the bayou that runs through it. The town was founded in 1720 on the banks of Bayou Courtableau, and eventually rose in prominence as a steamboat port that brought cattle, sugar and other farm goods from Cajun Country to markets in New Orleans. The last steamboat left Washington in 1900, leaving behind homes and warehouses that today form the heart of the town's historic district. In fact, 80 percent of the city is on the National Historic Registry.

See one of those historic buildings from the inside by dining at Steamboat Warehouse Restaurant, or choose from one of the city's bed and breakfast accommodations. Washington is also a destination for cyclists—check out the Washington-Breaux Bridge Trail or the Washington to Eunice to Sunset Trail for details for examples of how to see Cajun Country on two wheels.

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