this is cajun country

Where We're At

 
 
 
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Houma

1236 St Charles St, Houma, LA 70360

Open 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM everyday. 

985.868.4438

Houma and the surrounding communities are steeped in the French and Cajun history of the region. Originally the region was settled by French and Spanish colonists who made their way south through Bayou Lafourche, and then later it was settled by Acadians (Cajuns).The swampland around Houma was isolated from the rest of the United States well into the 1930s, thus outside influences such as radio and WWI patriotism failed to inspire the Cajuns to become more "Americanized". So the culture in this region persevered much longer than in cities on the border of Cajun country like Lake Charles or Baton Rouge. Such rich culture in Houma includes the French language, Cajun cuisine, and festivals such as Mardi Gras. That culture remains evident today and is the source of much tourism.

 
 
 
 

Thibodaux, LA

604 N Canal Blvd, Thibodaux, LA 70301

Open 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM everyday. 

985.493.5352

The first European colonists were French, who settled here in the 18th century when the area was claimed as part of La Louisiane. This was incorporated as a town in 1830 under the name Thibodauxville, in honor of local planter Henry Schuyler Thibodaux. He provided land for the village center and served as acting governor of Louisiana in 1824. The area was developed in the antebellum period for sugar cane plantations, and Thibodaux was the trading center of the agricultural area. The name was changed to Thibodeaux in 1838. The current spelling Thibodaux was officially adopted in 1918.