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Louisiana puts catfish on a pedestal, for both fishing and eating.
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Fresh-food markets are popular throughout Louisiana, and visitors can enjoy shopping them just as locals do.
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Pairie Home Cooking Culinary Trail includes St. Landry Parish, north of Lafayette.
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    City: Washington
    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
    522 Plant Road Washington, LA 70589
    Thistlethwaite is a 17-square mile tract offering 11,000 acres of mature hunting as well as birding and nature walks. It is included on America's Wetland Red River Birding Trail
    City: Washington
    513 North Main Street Washington, LA 70589
    Nestled on scenic Bayou Courtableau, the cottages feature spacious living areas, bedrooms with French doors leading to patios, full baths, cypress furnishings, TV, min-fridge and microwave. Next to...
    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
    123 Church Street Washington, LA 70589
    A 50s style cafe that offers home cooked meals, homemade desserts, coffee, and beverages.
    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
    417 Solid Waste Rd. Washington, LA 70589
    This nationally recognized facility has proven to be an unexpected must-see. While touring the landfill you will witness firsthand how nature and proper waste management can co-exist. Duck boxes,...
    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...
    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.

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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