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    City: Port Barre
    581 Saizan Avenue Port Barre, LA 70577
    Cracklins, boudin and hot home-made plate lunches served daily. Don't forget Bourque's own jalapeno, sausage and cheese bread, which can be shipped anywhere in the U.S.!
    City: Port Barre
    100 Bayou Drive Port Barre, LA 70577
    On the bayou, full hookups, pavilion, bathhouse.
    City: Port Barre
    16470 Highway 190 Port Barre, LA 70577
    This full-service restaurant, located in King's Truck Stop. Menu features breakfast and a large menu selection with authentic Cajun and seafood dishes....
    City: Port Barre
    17560 Highway 190 Port Barre, LA 70577
    Chicken King knows how to fry it up whether it's chicken, gizzards, or fish. Not everything comes battered and deep fried; try their home-cooked plate lunches, breakfast, or BBQ served on Tuesday...
    City: Port Barre
    100 Bayou Dr. Port Barre, LA 70577
    47 shaded camp sites located on the banks of Bayou Teche with access to electricity and running water. Dump site, large pavilion and showers available.
    City: Port Barre
    17425 Highway 190 Port Barre, LA 70577
    31 rooms with cable TV, some with microwave/fridge. Daily and weekly economical rates available.

Port Barre, the site of a French trading post 250 years ago, sits right at the point where Bayou Courtableau flows into Bayou Teche.

In 1733, the semi-nomadic Opelousas Indians petitioned the French colonial government to send traders to their district. A couple of coureurs des bois, who had come to the area in search of trade opportunities, set up a trading post where the bayous meet.

In 1765, Jacques Courtableau, a wealthy landowner, gave land grants to 32 Acadian immigrants. That same year, he sold a large parcel of land including the site of the first trading post to Charles Barre. The post later became known as Barre’s Landing, then Port Barre.

Today, you can see where Bayou Teche begins and stay at the Bayou Teche RV Park, nestled on the bayou. You’ll also want to stop in at the local grocery to sample some of the best jalapeno, sausage & cheese bread you’ll ever taste.