Once a stagecoach route, Lacombe saw its first Europeans in the early 18th century. Today, this unincorporated village sits on Lake Pontchartrain and along Highway 190. Residents enjoy the laid-back community and beautiful wildlife that surrounds the area. A popular event in Lacombe is the Creole observance of All Saints Day, during which descendants of the area's earliest residents place decorations and candles on graves in the oldest cemeteries during a ceremony called "Les Toussaints les Lumieres du Morte."

Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge (15,000 acres of coastal marsh great for birding, hiking, and kayaking) and Fontainebleau State Park (a 2,800-acre park on the lake with a private beach, hiking trails, campgrounds, & cabins) attract many local visitors who want to get a look into the lush swamplands of Louisiana. Stop by Bayou Adventure, a one-stop shop for all outdoor activities, and pick up fishing bait or take a guided tour of the nearby bayous.

Explore the village history at the Lacombe Heritage Center or visit the historic Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine that was built in 1923 to inspire the people of Lacombe, many of whom believed that water from the nearby well had curative powers. Round up friends and family for a tasty dinner at one of Lacombe's dining landmarks such as local favorite chef Sal Impastato's Creole Italian cuisine at Sal & Judy's, Louisiana home cooking at Janie Brown's, or fresh Mexican-inspired food at Navarro's.

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