Vacherie is a tiny settlement on the west bank of the Mississippi River, midway between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Once part of the country’s thriving sugar and cotton industries, discover this charming plantation country while traveling along the Civil War route. Encounter Creole culture – tour former plantations, relish old-style Cajun cuisine, discover the region’s rich history and experience the land’s famed Southern hospitality. Vacherie boasts of elegant Spanish and Caribbean colonial architecture, historical plantation sites with beautifully preserved mansions and dollops of old-world charm. The Oak Alley Plantation, one of the finest former plantation estates in the country, is definitely worth a visit. The estate’s magnificent antebellum mansion welcomes you at the end of an avenue lined with 300-year-old oak trees. Other Creole heritage sites with opulent mansions of former sugar plantations abound in the neighborhood, while the charming riverside market features delicious seafood and Cajun restaurants.
Rich History & Culture
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