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River Parish News


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L'Observateur is published twice a week, on Wednesday and Saturday, and distributed throughout the River Parishes area covering St. John the Baptist, St. Charles and St. James parishes. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

L'Observateur is located at 116 Newspaper Drive, LaPlace, LA 70068.

We can be reached by phone at 985-652-9545. Fax is 985-652-1633. Email the news department Advertising information or requests can be sent to



L'Observateur can be home delivered or delivered by mail. Current charges are $36.28 annually for home delivery in the River Parishes (some outlying areas must be mail delivered). Mail delivery in St. John Parish is $50.22. Out of parish mail delivery is $57.04 annually.

Contact our circulation department at 985-652-9545 for more information, or check the circulation link on our website where you can send a request for a subscription.



L'Observateur offers its locally distributed newspaper to approximately 5,000 homes twice a week, and also has a 14,000 edition delivered shopper, the River Parishes Extra, that is thrown free of charge. The shopper is distributed on Thursday.


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