Thibodaux is in the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun country and straddles the banks of Bayou Lafourche. Thibodaux is a home of one of Louisiana’s 18th century plantations, Renzi. Unfortunately, the house, reportedly built for the Queen of Spain is not open to public, but few miles away in Napoleonville is a sugar plantation and it’s house, built in 1846, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Most famous of Lousiana plantations, Oak Alley is in nearby Vacherie. Jean LaFitte National Park and Preserve encompasses six sites across south Lousiana, including the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Centre in Thibodaux. In the city, rangers rangers lead daily walking tours of historic downtown Thibodaux, and on Mondays locals gather for a Cajun music jam. Also, on the campus of Nicholls State University is the Centre for Traditional Lousiana Boat Building.