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About St. Charles Parish

St. Charles Parish is dotted by antebellum manors and churches and aced 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 swamp boat 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 Fall Festival.

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.