The Cajun Coast is a sampler of everything Louisiana offers; in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere that’s the heart of Cajun hospitality.  Drive into the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area along the Bayou Teche Scenic Byway.  Explore the exotic beauty of the Atchafalaya, the largest overflow swamp in the US and home to a plethora of wildlife on a swamp tour.  Go fishing or canoeing in one of our numerous waterways.  Hike, bird watch or photograph nature.  Check out our recreational offerings and then get back to nature!

No matter what your interests, you'll find plenty to do and see on the Cajun Coast. Here are our recommendations for activities and sightseeing you're sure to enjoy.


3289 Chitimacha Trail, Charenton, LA 70523
Phone: (337) 923-4830

The Chitimacha (Sitimaxa- People of the many waters) were the first inhabitants of the region....

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 12 noon, 1pm to 4:30 pm, Friday 9am to 11:30am
832 Martin Luther King Rd, Charenton, LA 70523
Phone: 800-284-4386

On the Chitimatcha Tribal Reservation, connected to Cypress Bayou Casino. 102 rooms include ADA...

Cypremort Point

306 Beach Ln, Cypremort Point, LA 70538
Phone: 337-867-4510

A great spot for sailing, swimming, fishing and picnicking along a man-made beach on the shore...


521 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 829-9000

Relax and rejuvenate with luxurious individualized spa treatments. Argus offers massages, waxing...

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday, By Appointment Only
Phone: 337-735-0255

25,730 acres owned by the state of Louisiana and 2,232 acres owned by the US Army Corps of...

218 Yokely Road (before Baldwin bridge), Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: 337-278-7497

Buy, Sell and with everything from antiques to sewing/embroidery to woodwork to...

Hours: 9 to 4, Monday to Friday (weather permitting) Open most Saturdays.
720 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: 337-278-7497

Flea market/antiques/collectibles

Hours: Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
906-1/2 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538

Joing TOURS BY STEVEN on a Bayou Teche Kayak Tour adventure! The guided, 1-mile round trip...

1725 Willow St, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: 337-828-0061



716 Main St., Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 578-1828

Wedding & baby gifts, jewelry, religious items, antiques, car audio, photography, chalk...

Hours: Tues. – Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
906 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: 337-241-6640

FIFOLET Candle Makers is located in Franklin, Louisiana, inside one of the oldest structures in...

Hours: Tues-Sun, 10am-6pm
700 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-1445

Health food store.

Hours: Monday, 10 am to 3 pm, Tuesday- Friday, 9 am to 5:30 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm
701 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-4925

Furniture, accessories and appliances

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am to 12 pm
309 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-0470

Fresh and artificial flowers, plants, stuffed animals, balloons and tuxedo rentals

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday, 8 am to 12 noon
East Main Street, downtown and surrounding area, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: 337-838-3631

The Franklin Historic District boasts more than 420 noteworthy structures. Stunning antebellum...

Caffery Park, 1400 - 1410 Barrow Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-3631

Admission: Free

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
617 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: 337-471-1099

Antiques, Original Louisiana Art, Seasonal Decor, Children's Items. Cypresss wood items,...

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 10 am - 6 pm; Sat. 10 am - 3 pm; Sunday Closed
1803 F West Main Street, Hoys Shopping Center, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-7900

Ladies and girls apparel, formals, first communion dresses, accessories, handbags, hats, and...

Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
407 Sterling Road, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-2092

On the National Register of Historic Places, this 1851 Greek Revival style townhouse is...

Hours: Monday - Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
608 Main St, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: 337-828-1138

A division of Arc of St. Mary/Center of Hope

Hours: Mon 9 am to 2 pm; Tues-Thurs 9 am to 4 pm; Fri 9 am to 1 pm
412 Willow Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: 337-578-4621

Great variety of clothes and jewelry.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 to 5 pm, Saturday, 10 to 3 pm, Sunday, 10 to 3 pm.

Celebrate 50 years of the iconic movie, Easy Rider© (1969) that starred Dennis Hopper, Peter...

605 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (985) 992-0724

Funeral Sprays, Holiday Wreaths, Flowers/Decorations for weddings, showers, parties, banquets,...

Hours: Hours flexible
906 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-2092

This striking Greek temple was built chiefly of northern pine circa 1850 by Siemeon Smith. The...

Hours: By appointment. Admission: $12 adults; $10 Senior Citizens & Students 13-18; $10 Children 12 & under; Groups of 10 or more: $10 per person. Handicap accessible.