Check out McIlhenny Company Tabasco in Avery Island

Tabasco Country Store

Photo Credit: Tabasco.com

This is the perfect time to make plans to see the McIlhenny Company Tabasco & Avery Island located near New Iberia. The Tabasco Company gives a brief presentation, then you can go visit their Country Store and stop by for a sampling.  While there, be sure and check out Avery Island where the Egrets will be nesting. You can also see Azalea’s bloom the end of March & early April, the prime time for viewing this natural wonder. Book your stay at our Louisiana bed and breakfast, just an hour away from this quaint attraction.

Courir de Mardi Gras : Join the Fun!

Also known as “Fat Tuesday Run,” Courir de Mardi Gras is one of the oldest local traditions surrounding our area in communities of Mamou, Eunice, Church Point and others.  It usually involves masked riders in costumes heading to the countryside, either by horseback or truck. The revelers go door-to-door to local farmers begging for ingredients for the gumbo, usually singing and dancing.  The riders at the end of the day return with ingredients for a large pot of gumbo to serve the entire community.  Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras wear colorful, handmade costumes and masks.  It usually includes a festival with live Cajun & Zydeco bands and dancing, Cajun foods and arts and crafts from local vendors.

Book your stay at our Louisiana bed and breakfast and join us for the fun on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. For more information visit:  www.IotaMardiGras.com and www.MardiGrasLafayette.com also www.eunice-la.com

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

Join us for the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival! Held for three days May 3, 4 & 5 or first full weekend in May at Parc Hardy in Breaux Bridge. Where you can enjoy the Heritage Tent with Cajun & Zydeco music, dance, cooking demonstrations, accordion making and other cultural experiences. Crawfish will be prepared in many ways, such as fried, boiled, etouffee, bisque, boudin, pie, jambalaya, and crawdogs. They will also have crawfish races, Cajun & Zydeco dance contests, etouffee cook-off, crawfish eating contest, arts, crafts & specialty items.  Make your reservations today at our Louisiana Bed and Breakfast and enjoy the fun & festivities!

Festival International De Louisiane

Downtown Lafayette will once again be hosting this wonderful festival! Festival International De Louisiane is free five day event April 24-28th celebrating the French cultural heritage of southern Louisiana.

2013 Festival International De Louisiane

Combining French, African, Caribbean and Hispanic influence, the festival will feature six music stages with over 100 performers, food court areas, street musicians and animators, arts, crafts boutiques, art galleries, beverages, cultural workshops, international cooking demonstrations and a world music store. A family friendly event everyone is sure to enjoy, and only minutes away from our Louisiana Bed and Breakfast!

Louisiana_French_Festival 2013

Lafayette’s Fundraising Games & Events for Cancer Victims

Lafayette Features Games of Acadiana


1. Lafayette Offers the Games of Acadiana on August 18, 2012:

Events to enjoy while supporting the Miles Perret Cancer Services to help families fight to survive and live with cancer. Some of the things offered are a rock wall to climb, spider jump, tailgate challenge and much more. Fun and with a purpose!

Date:  8/18/12
Address:  Cajundome & Convention Center in Lafayette, LA
Contact information:  www.milesperret.org or 337.984.1920

2. Lafayette Hosts the 5K Run/Walk on August 18, 2012:

Family friendly event to inspire hope and create change for everyone impacted by lung cancer.  Purpose to defeat this disease and help those diagnosed live longer, better lives.

Date: 8/18/12

Time:  9am registration, 9:30am 5 K Run, 9:35 5K Walk & 1 mile walk, 10:45 am Kids Dash

Address:  River Ranch Town Square, 1100 Camellia Blvd, Lafayette, LA
Contact information:  312.558.1770 or www.FreeToBreathe.org
Admission Prior to August 15th: $20,
Admission on Day of Event:  $25

Lafayette, LA’s Very Own 2nd Saturday ArtWalk

Held the second Saturday of every month
Time:  6-9pm
Place:  Downtown Lafayette
Contact:  337.291.5566
www.downtownlafayette.org
Admission free

Visit downtown Lafayette as each gallery, studio and art house opens their doors. Enjoy exploring the downtown area. Receive a discount any time on original artwork as all works sold in the district are exempt from state sales tax.

Lafayette bed and breakfast
Courtesy of Downtown Lafayette: Sans Souci Gallery-Lori Feliz

The next 2nd Saturday ArtWalk is August 11, 2012. For a complete list of exhibits and events for August 11th, then the downtown Lafayette event listing has everything you need.

Here is a list of dates for all the upcoming 2nd Saturday ArtWalk:

August 11, 2012
September 8, 2012
October 13, 2012
November 10, 2012
December 8, 2012

Join us in our beautiful Louisiana bed and breakfast.

Rayne, Louisiana’s Annual Children’s Fishing Tournament at Maison D’Memoire

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The date is set for July 14, 2012 for the Annual Children’s Fishing Tournament of Rayne, LA and held every year at your very own Lafayette bed and breakfast, Maison D’Memoire, along with the City of Rayne for the children of the Rayne, Louisiana community. A good time is always had by all. For some, it will be their first experience at catching a fish! Don’t miss out on the fun!

When: Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 11am-2pm. (No early arrivals please.)

Where: Maison D’Memoire, 8450 Roberts Cove Road, Rayne, LA, 70578

What should I bring? Be sure to bring plenty of fluids to combat the heat.

Watch the local papers to provide more details!

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents Barnum Bash in Lafayette, Louisiana

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The Barnum Bash will take place this month near our Lafayette, LA bed and breakfast.

Enjoy this famous Circus Party, learn amazing acts, and observe feats of wonder and strength!

See Anton the clown, amazing balancing and juggling skills and exotic animals.

June 21-22 at 7 pm, June 23 at 2 & 6 pm, June 24 at 2 pm.

Tickets are available from $15-45 and admission for children is just $10.

Held at the Cajundome in Lafayette. Call 337-265-2100 for more information.

Enjoy this fun and unique event during your stay at our Lafayette B&B!

Birding in Southern Louisiana

Purple-Gallinule
Purple Gallinule – Photo Credit: by ilouque on Flickr

We invite you to experience Louisiana’s natural paradise during your stay at our romantic cottages in Louisiana!

Explore beautiful nearby trails with over one hundred sites of varieties of Louisiana coastal habitats, fresh and saltwater marshes, cheniers, upland pines, cypress and tupelo swamps, bottomland hardwood forest, open meadow and many others.

Visitors can enjoy 6 state scenic byways through 22 Southern Louisiana parishes.

Bird Loops in the area include the Atchafalaya Loop, Lacassine Loop, and the Vermillion Loop.

We hope you have the chance to experience the beauty that surrounds our romantic Louisiana cottages!