Welcome to the Andouille Capital of the World. Don't think we're exaggerating either-- La Place is as Cajun as any part of Louisiana, and you just can't find better spicy sausages anywhere. The Andouille Festival is the best time for visitors to sample the local specialty, but as a resident you'll have them year-round. Bailey's and Jacob's are two of the area's best butchers, and still make the sausage the old-fashioned way, from smoked ground pork shoulder and traditional Cajun spices.
Great food isn't the only thing happening in La Place. Since the bayous of Louisiana are some of the wildest places in America, the area is also known for its swamp tours. Go on a Cajun Pride Swamp Tour and snap pictures of true Louisiana locals--the alligators! Be careful, though, or they just might end up snapping up you. The 'gators aren't the only wildlife you can see on one of these tours. You may spot an elegant heron, dipping its beak into the waters to catch its dinner. Or you'll catch a glimpse of local fish, usually seen above water only for a split second before they dive back into the deep. Cajun Pride even lets visitors hold a baby alligator-- if you're brave enough! Watching from the sidelines may be entertainment enough.
La Place is located within St. John the Baptist Parish, where there's plenty of history to explore. Two very different, but equally historic, homes beckon: the San Francisco Plantation and the Evergreen Plantation. The San Francisco Plantation is notable for its sheer opulence. Originally the property of a free black businessman, it became home to a family of French-American sugar planters, who spared no expense to make their gothic fantasy mansion come to life. The Evergreen Plantation will fulfill your expectations of what a Southern plantation should look like--in fact, it is one of the most complete plantations that survived all the way to the modern era. Anyone with an interest in antebellum history, African-American history, or gorgeous architecture will benefit from a tour of these plantations.
There is no end to the opportunities you'll have to immerse yourself in the deep and mysterious beauty of Louisiana. Take the kids to Peninsula Park, and teach them to fish at the area's best fishing pier. The Parks and Recreation department has a number of organized youth and adult sports programs, to keep you and your family on the go when you're not busy exploring the area.
La Place is truly a fascinating town to live in, and to grow up in. Let New Home Source place you and your family in a beautiful new home in La Place.