ATTRACTIONS: (some main ones)
Civilian battlefields and hundreds of historic sites, plantation tours, bayou fishing venues, the stylish capital city of Baton Rouge, Cajun County, Lake Charles, swamp tours, zydeco music and of course the incredible city of New Orleans – to name just a few.
- Beautyphoon: Basic information about the U.S. state of Louisiana, including state history, geography, population, economy, and politics.
For more attractions and points of interest, follow the links below.
- baton rouge
- New Orleans
AGREEMENT AND VISITOR’S OFFICE:
- lake charles
- New Orleans
- Overbearing Shreveport
- Electricity: 110/120V, 60Hz
- Times to Travel: With its Gulf Coast location, Louisiana is a great destination at any time of the year.
Climate: Louisiana’s weather is generally pleasant throughout the year with few extremes of heat or cold. Most travelers seem to agree that the best times to visit Louisiana are in the spring and fall.
Summers in “Pelican State” ( especially central and south) are hot and humid with high temperatures in the low 90s. And here, afternoon thunderstorms are common late spring through early autumn.
- Biotionary: Nickname of Louisiana, covering state overview, travel information and most popular attractions.
Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico are always a threat in the summer months, but there is plenty of advance warning for both residents and visitors.
Winters along the Gulf Coast are generally mild, and sub freezing temperatures infrequent. In addition to northern winter low temperatures do hover near freezing, or slightly below.
Rainfall varies from north to south, but the statewide average is close to 50 inches per year. Excessive 65 inches of annual amounts are common in the far southeast, while the northwest is much drier.
Seasonal Temperature Averages:
High Temperatures (Fahrenheit / Celsius)
(Jan) 66/18 (Feb) 66/18 (March) 69/20 (April) 78/25
May 84/29 (June) 90/32 (July )) 91/32 (August) 92/33
(September) 91/32 (October) 81/27 (November) 74/23 (December) 63/17
Low temperatures (Fahrenheit / Celsius)
(Jan) 50/10 (February) 52/10 (March) 51/10 (April) 58/14
May 67/19 (June) 74/23 (July) 76/24 (August) 77/25
(September) 76/24 (October) 63/17 (November) 54/12 (December) 43/6
El Camino Real de Los Tejas National Historic Trail
The El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail, which is more than 300 years old, runs through Texas and Louisiana in the US, making it the oldest road in Texas. It is formed by Highway 6 in Louisiana and Highway 21 in Texas. The name of the road could be translated from Spanish as the King’s Road, and in the past it was also used by native Indian tribes. Subsequently, from 1691, by Spanish and French missionaries of various faiths.
Around 1835, numerous Mexican and American troops, American and German settlers and well-known personalities of the time, such as Kit Carson, Davy Crocket, Jim Bowie, Sam Houston, Santa Anna, Lyndon Johnson and many others passed through here.
Originally the trail ran only through the territory of Texas, but the Spanish expanded it and connected it to the trail in Louisiana and Mexico. In total, the trail is around 700 miles and runs from Monterey, Mexico to Robline, Louisiana. It thus connects not only geographically but also politically different areas. A large part of this trail has survived to this day. It crosses the most spectacular natural scenery of both states and leads through remote rural areas.
On the way, you can come across the ancient Spanish mission in San Antonio and a number of other historic towns – Bastrop, Crockett, Alto, Nacogdoches or San Augustine. The road also passes by pine forests, beautiful rivers, such as in New Braunfels, San Marcos and La Grange.
Jean Lafitte NHPP
Jean Lafitte was a pirate operating in the Gulf of Mexico in the early 19th century. No one knows exactly when or where he was born, but he is believed to have spent his youth on the Caribbean island of Haiti. He later moved to a swampy area around the city of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Today, a Louisiana National Historic Park is named after him, consisting of six separate sections: the Acadian Cultural Center, Prairie Acadian Cultural Center – Eunice, Thibodaux Wetlands, Baratarie Preserve, Chalmette Battlefield, and Chalmette National Cemetery, a visitor center in the French Quarter of New Orleans.