Department of Economic Development and Tourism
The St. Charles Parish Tourist Information Center is located at 13034 River Road, Destrehan. Stop in for information on local and state attractions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily with the exception of major holidays.
Dotted by antebellum manors and churches. Laced by bayous, swamps and the mighty Mississippi River. St. Charles parish is Louisiana at its finest. Hear the whispers of the 18th century at Destrehan, LaBranche, and Ormond Plantations. Experience the pristine wilderness aboard a swampboat adventure or serene drive through a fishing village like Bayou Gauche.
"Pass a good time" and celebrate Louisiana's legendary way of life at the Alligator, Catfish, or Destrehan Plantation Spring and Fall Festivals.
Only a 25 minute-drive, west of the City of New Orleans, St. Charles Parish offers visitors and residents big city convenience, while maintaining its rural charm.
St. Charles Parish: A great place to visit, an even better place to live.