La Place is a small city located in the state of Louisiana, along the east bank of the Mississippi River in the New Orleans metropolitan area. The population of La Place, according to the 2010 census, is of 32.134 residents. La Place was settled as a farming village in the 18th century, during the French colonial area, and later on in 1883, the first railroad of the city was established. Although it is quite small, it has a lot of historical attractions and wonderful landscapes to offer its tourists.
Top Attractions Within La Place
Belle Terre Country Club is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon. This venue has all the necessary amenities to make your stay here as pleasant as possible. The golf course is available for players of all skills, regardless of the level. You can rent everything: from golf shoes, to golf carts and golf clubs. If you are tired after a game of golf, you can always wine and dine at one of the restaurants that offer a satisfying meal, or at one of the snack bars that offer both cold and hot beverages.
Cajun Pride Swamp Tour is a unique swamp tour in privately owned swamps, that give you a glimpse of how people had been living here in the past. You can benefit from the hospitality of the people, you can try the traditional Cajun meals and you can take a ride in the boat and enjoy the scenery of the swamps. As the boat drifts through the waterways, you will learn about the Louisiana wetlands and the inhabitants of the swamp. You might even have the chance of seeing an American alligator.
The Andouille Festival is perhaps one of the most interesting attractions in La Place. The festival takes place every October and it features good music, and of course great food, including Andouille, the delectable sausage which the festival was named after. There are also cooking contests, where you can try out all the Cajun traditional meals, such as gumbos, jambalayas and other miscellaneous dishes.
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