Louisiana's swamp lands hold a special place in Louisiana culture. These marshlands are an extremely important ecosystem within the land and Cajun and Native American Indians have been living in harmony with these lands for centuries. From the lurking alligators to pristine lakes that wind through the state, you'll discover how special these swamps are to Louisiana. Take a guided swamp tour to see alligators, kayak through bayous and rivers or find that perfect cajun restaurant in between marshes to sample the local fare.
With it's location along the Bayou Des Allemandes, Des Allemandes is commonly referred to as the "Catfish Capital of the Universe." The city sits in St. Charles and Lafourche Parishes. "Des Allemandes" means "the Germans" in French, the town, settled in 1721, was one of the original German settlements. Visitors come from all over to enjoy the Louisiana Catfish Festival each year in June.