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The woodsy beach at Fontainebleau State Park

Fontainebleau State Park, the most visited state park in Louisiana, was originally a sugar plantation and so named for the beautiful forest near Paris, a favorite recreation area of the French kings.

Sunset and the causeway stretching over Lake Pontchartrain

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, connecting Mandeville and Metairie, is considered the longest continuous bridge over water in the world.

The taps at Abita Brewery

Abita Springs was a popular retreat for 19th-century New Orleanians, who came for fresh air produced by the numerous pine trees and to drink and swim in the spring waters, said to have medicinal qualities.

Sun setting through the trees at Fontainebleau State Park