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Vacherie - USA, Louisiana

The peaceful town of Vacherie, Louisiana lies on the Mississippi River about 60 miles from Baton Rouge. It has several historic plantations in the area. Oak Alley Plantation allows you to experience a bygone era in the South's most beautiful setting, beginning with the spectacular quarter-mile alley of nearly 300-year-old live oak trees. At the Laura Plantation you can take guided tours, based on Laura's Memoirs, detailing the lives of Creole women, slaves, children. Built in 1805, the site includes 12 original buildings and slave quarters where American Br'er Rabbit tales were first recorded. In this area you can also take Cajun Swamp tours through the moss draped wetlands.