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Louisiana swamp tour

Delve into the fascinating history of the Creole and Cajun cultures, an important part of the patchwork of peoples that characterise South Louisiana. With this tour of the Belled to Bayous Plantation/Swamp you will learn a great deal more about this region. HIGHLIGHTS: * Visit to the oldest documented French Colonial style house * Wander around the wildlife refuge of the Manchac Swamp * Set eyes upon the historical boundary between the lands of Great Britain and Spain If you want to become familiar with some of the intricacies of the cultures that compose South Louisiana, this is the ideal tour for learning all there is to know about the Creole and Cajun people. Begin your trip with a visit to an ancient French Colonial style house, the oldest documented one of its type in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Continue then by stopping by and wandering through the enlightening halls of the 1811 Slave Revolt Museum. This is the best site for understanding better what went on during the infamous sugar dynasty known as the Destrehan family. And still the trip is far from over. After seeing their plantation, your next stop is the privately owned wildlife refuge of the Manchac Swamp. Here you will become acquainted with some of the region's most renowned legends, such as that of Rougarou, the famous Cajun werewolf. Lastly, head over to the town of Frenier, where you can see the contested boundary between the lands that used to belong to Great Britain and Spain in the 18th century. Delve into the fascinating history of the Creole and Cajun cultures, an important part of the patchwork of peoples that characterise South Louisiana. With this tour of the Belled to Bayous Plantation/Swamp you will learn a great deal more about this region. HIGHLIGHTS: * Visit to the oldest documented French Colonial style house * Wander around the wildlife refuge of the Manchac Swamp * Set eyes upon the historical boundary between the lands of Great Britain and Spain If you want to become familiar wit Meeting/pick-up point: Lighthouse Ticket Office at Toulouse St. and Mississippi River only 1 block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter. Duration: 5.5 hours. Start/opening time: Tour departs at 1.30pm in October. From November 1st tour starts at 11am till December. Languages: English. Others: Parking available at Ticket Office; fees may apply. No video is allowed inside the planation home. Some wildlife are more numerous during warmer months.