Visitors to New Orleans often are encouraged to venture outside the French Quarter in order to experience everything the city has to offer. And for those who want to take it a step further, a trip to St. John the Baptist Parish less than 30 miles to the west will provide tourists with a taste of old Louisiana.
"St. John’s location west of New Orleans and east of Baton Rouge makes it perfect for a day trip to the country," Parish President Natalie Robottom says.
This is the land of beautiful plantations and rustic swamps. A place popular with outdoor enthusiasts for the abundance of fishing, hunting and hiking opportunities. A distinctive-looking region that provides the scenic setting for a number of movies and television shows.
And, of course, it is an area filled with the sounds of Cajun music and the aroma of Creole cooking. This is, after all, Louisiana. In fact, some might say this is true Louisiana.