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Driving Directions

From Causeway Coming from New Orleans
Stay north on N Causeway Blvd (US-190) as you come off the bridge, and go 4 miles to I-12. Take the ramp to I-12, heading west toward Covington, and continue for 4 miles. Take Exit 59, and turn right onto South Tyler Street (LA-21), continuing to head north for approximately 1 mile. At Bootlegger Rd. (Old LA-1085), take a left; the entrance to Maison du Lac will be a quarter mile down on the left directly across from First Baptist Church of Covington.

From I-12 at I-55 Coming from Hammond
Get on I-12 heading east for 21 miles. Take Exit 59, and turn left onto South Tyler Street (LA-21). Continue heading north for approximately 1 mile, and at Bootlegger Rd. (Old LA-1085), take a left. The entrance to Maison du Lac will be a quarter mile down on the left from First Baptist Church of Covington.

From I-12 at I-59 Coming from Slidell
Get on I-12 heading west for 26 miles. Take Exit 59, and turn right onto South Tyler Street (LA-21), continuing to head north for approximately 1 mile. At Bootlegger Rd. (Old LA-1085), take a left; the entrance to Maison du Lac will be a quarter mile down on the left from First Baptist Church of Covington.

Ideally Located

Situated just south of picturesque Covington, Louisiana in St. Tammany Parish about 45 minutes outside of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Maison du Lac offers the best of both worlds — easy proximity to the exciting bustle and all the cultural advantages of nearby cities as well as the idyllic serenity and natural beauty of St. Tammany Parish.

The historic district is home to many turn-of-the-century cottages nestled among ancient oaks and lush, green South Louisiana foliage. In this quaint and peaceful setting, neighbors enjoy long walks, porch sitting, and numerous community cultural events. The city calendar is full of free concerts and festivals, including the juried Three Rivers Art Festival, featuring over 150 artists from throughout the country. Downtown Art Walks are celebrated every spring and fall with gallery openings and music in the streets.

For those who love nature, St. Tammany Parish's mild climate affords year-round opportunities for outdoor fun. Gardening enthusiasts will appreciate the advice that has been dispensed by the feed and seed store downtown for over 68 years. Water sports, including fishing, sailing, canoeing, and kayaking, are popular in St. Tammany Parish, and the banks of the lazy Bogue Falaya and Tchefuncte Rivers are prime relaxation spots. The Humane Society hosts an annual Pooch Parade in Bogue Falaya Park. The Nature Center features boardwalks through pristine cypress swamps for close-up birdwatching and wildlife observation. Walkers, joggers, cyclists, and skaters can enjoy the 31-mile-long Tammany Trace and the trailhead parks. Western St. Tammany Parish claims four country clubs, three health clubs, and two public golf courses. A local winery is also situated nearby.

The civic-minded will be interested to know that volunteers are welcome at Habitat for Humanity, Covington Food Bank, local hospitals, libraries, schools, clubs, and the animal shelter. Further volunteer opportunities can be found through the Chamber of Commerce. In addition, numerous services are provided to St. Tammany Parish residents and numerous community service organizations, including AARP, the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), the Council on Aging, and the YMCA. Two full-service hospitals offer nearly 40 specialties, including wellness and educational programs.

Walking, biking, and private car are typical modes of transportation in St. Tammany Parish, but a dial-a-ride service is also available. Those who enjoy traveling will appreciate the convenience of having the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport located 40 miles south. In addition, Amtrak provides daily service from New Orleans north to Chicago and New York as well as weekly service west to Los Angeles and east to Miami. Greyhound Bus service is also available.


St. Tammany Parish in Louisiana, is a vibrant north shore community with a great deal to offer those of a variety of ages and interests. Generations of entrepreneurs and artists have found inspiration in St. Tammany Parish. An interesting mix of businesses, boutiques, specialty shops, galleries, and restaurants line the nearby historic downtown streets of Covington, Louisiana. Recent construction has increased the viability of both living and operating a business downtown … a nostalgic concept with a few new twists.

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A variety of art classes are taught at the St. Tammany Art Association, located next to the old museum. Community colleges also offer classes in which one can master a foreign language, play an instrument, or learn about starting a business, among other things. Playmakers, one of America’s oldest community theaters, presents several theatrical productions each year. St. Tammany Parish's many locally owned restaurants offer diverse culinary and dining experiences. Across Lake Pontchartrain, 45 miles south, New Orleans offers numerous museums as well as architectural and historic sites; musical venues; plentiful festivals, such as the Jazz Fest, French Quarter Festival, the Wine and Food Experience, and Tennessee Williams Literary Festival; NFL football; NBA basketball; NCAA basketball; the Audubon Zoo; riverboats; and world-class cuisine.

Stone Creek Club and Spa,a state of the art facility with tennis, gym, spa, swimming, and more is situated less than 2 miles from the Maison Du Lac entrance and offers incentives and discounts to our residents.

Healthcare costs are priced well below national norms. In fact, the composite cost of living in St. Tammany Parish is just below the national average. Your housing dollars go far in this area, groceries are priced at the national average, and miscellaneous goods and services are far below the national mean. St. Tammany Parish is also a very safe Louisiana retirement community, with rates of overall crime, violent crime, and property crime all less than half of national norms.

Jean-Paul Gisclair