Culture, History, Hospitality
Lafourche Parish residents treasure the Parish's beautiful natural scenery, its fishing, recreation, historic towns, Cajun culture, quality of life, and hospital neighbors. Lafourche offers tremendous natural assets and a welcoming place to call home. Wherever you live in Lafourche Parish, you are connected to the water – be it up the bayou in Thibodaux, down the bayou in Galliano, or next door to the Gulf of Mexico in Port Fourchon – the water provides the economic sustenance and cultural heritage that defines living in Lafourche Parish.
Living with water is integrated into all aspects of parish life. Tremendous potential exists in the future with the expansion of Port Fourchon, the increasing tourism opportunities, the educational benefits of Nicholls State University, and the growth of the shipping and logistic industries as well as the preservation of agricultural lands and sugar cane production.