Don’t Miss the Festival International in Lafayette, Louisiana!

It’s not too early to start planning to attend the Festival International held in downtown Lafayette. It’s held every year the last week in April. This year, the festival will be April 26 -29, 2012. Come enjoy great music, wonderful food, and a fantastic cultural experience!

Make your reservations at our romantic Louisiana cottages and plan to attend this wonderful festival!

Tour McIlhenny Co. Tabasco & Avery Island

March is the perfect time for visiting the Tabasco Pepper Sauce factory and the beautiful Jungle Gardens of Avery Island.
Tabasco-Factory-on-Avery-Island
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Azalea bushes are blooming early this year and they are beautiful! This is also the perfect time to see the Egrets nesting in the island’s beautiful bird sanctuary.

Egrets-Nesting-on-Avery-Island
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Come explore all that Louisiana has to offer during your stay at our romantic Louisiana cottages!

Spring 2012 Downtown Alive Concert Series Near our Lafayette Bed and Breakfast

For 29 years now, Downtown Alive has been Acadiana’s premiere concert series. It unites community and culture to create a weekly tradition and celebration in Downtown Lafayette every Fall and Spring.  The 2012 Spring Series kicks off March 9 with local legends Warren Storm, Willie Tee & Cypress and with special guest G.G. Shinn. To view photos and find out more information, visit the Downtown Alive Facebook page. This is a free event open to the public, just a short distance from Maison D’Memoire, our romantic Lafayette Bed and Breakfast!

Hawk’s Restaurant Opening near our Louisiana Bed and Breakfast!

For all Hawk’s Restaurant fans – You will be pleased to discover that it will open for Crawfish season on February 15, 2012.

Hawk’s is world renowned for serving “The best boiled crawfish” and is only open during Crawfish season. They select and grow their own crawfish and purge them, resulting in a rich, savory flavor.

I always tell guests that Hawk’s comes with a warning – Once you have had their famous boiled crawfish, you are sure to plan your next visit to our Louisiana bed and breakfast when these tasty mudbugs will be served again!

Hawk’s Restaurant is located just a short distance from Maison D’Memoire. Treat your taste buds during your next visit to our bed and breakfast in Louisiana !

Cupid’s Add-on Package!

During the month of February we are offering the Cupid’s Add-on Package at our romantic bed and breakfast in Louisiana.

Looking for a perfect Valentine’s Day idea? Treat your loved one to:

*Dinner at Chef Roy’s, which includes; Tea or Soft Drink, Entree and Dessert
*Dozen Roses
*Wine or Sparkling Juice
*Camille Beckman Love Sprinkles Gift Bag includes; Body Butter, Body Silk and Shower Lather
*Chocolate Covered Strawberries

This romantic package is just $225, which will be added towards the suite of your choice in one of our romantic Louisiana Cottages!

Mardi Gras Calendar of Events For The Acadiana Area

MARDI GRAS CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2012


FRIDAY NIGHT, PARADE, FEB 10
Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette 6:30 pm

SATURDAY, FEB 11
Krewe des Chiens – Parade for Dogs Downtown, Lafayette Parade at 2 pm, Registration opens at noon, $25 registration fee in advance; $35 day of parade. 

Carencro Mardi Gras Parade – 11 am.  Starts at Carencro High. Ends by Carencro Community Center.  
SUNDAY, FEB 17-19
51ST Courir de Mardi Gras – Downtown Church point, Friday 5-10:30 pm, Saturday 8:30 am-10:30 pm, Sunday 7 am-4 pm. 
Saturday – Children’s Run & Children’s Parade.
 
Sunday – Adult run & Courir de Mardi Gras Parade. Free admission.
FRIDAY, FEB 17
Eunice Street Dance – 8pm until

SATURDAY, FEB 18

Lafayette Mardi Gras, 6:30 pm Lafayette, Downtown to Cajun Field 
Children’s Parade – Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette 12:30 pm

Eunice Street Dance – 8pm until

SUNDAY, TUESDAY FEB 19-21
Carnival d’ Acadie – Downtown Crowley, Sun 3-10 pm Mon 3-11 pm, Tues 10am-7pm. Carnival celebration with music entertainment, carnival rides, street dancing, festival foods, with traditional parade featuring bands, floats and plenty of beads. Free.

SUNDAY, FEB 19
Eunice Lil Mardi Gras Run.

Children 0-12 years old, run begins at 9 am, parade downtown at 3 pm.

MONDAY, FEB 20
Queen Evangeline’s Parade in Lafayette – Downtown to Cajun Field, 6 pm, 


TUESDAY, FEB 21
Eunice, late morning music and dancing Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys.

Le Vieux Mardi Gras De Cajuns, Eunice, run begins 8am-3pm parade.

25thTee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras Folklife Festival – Downtown, Iota 9am-5pm.

Mamou Courir de Mardi Gras, street dances begin at 10 am – until riders enter town.

King Gabriel’s Parade – Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette 10 am.

Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade – Downtown to Cajun Field Lafayette, 1 pm.

Krewe De Mardi Gras Creole Parade – Rayne, 1 pm. 

We hope you have the opportunity to enjoy some of these wonderful cultural events near our Bed and Breakfast in Louisiana!  

Cajun Extravaganza!

Looking for a cultural experience in Louisiana? Enjoy the Cajun Extravaganza Package at our Lafayette bed and breakfast!
Includes:
*2 Nights accommodations at our romantic Louisiana getaway.
*2 Tickets for Liberty Theatre (Some black out days do apply.)
      Held every Saturday in Eunice from 6-7:30 pm only.
*Swamp tour for two (At least 48 hours notice and requires cell phone number for contact.)
*Fezzo’s Cajun Restaurant gift card.
*Lagniappe – Cajun term meaning a little something extra!
Subject to price change without notice.
Cost is $645

Lafayette Events Taking Place

In addition to the many Louisiana festivals that take place near our Lafayette Bed and Breakfast, there are other fantastic opportunities for experiencing the local culture and flavors of Cajun Country. The Museum at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette is currently displaying beautiful Icons by artists Rev. Rex Broussard & Lynda Mitchell. For more information, contact Jan McNeil at 337-232-1322. Guests who enjoy sports events can watch the Southern Professional Hockey League team, Louisiana IceGators at the Cajundome. Contact Liz Webb at 337-265-2323 for details. These events are both easily reached within a short distance of Maison D’Memoire, our Bed and Breakfast in Louisiana.

Make your Mardi Gras and Courir de Mardi Gras plans now!

This year Mardi Gras will take place on February 21st! There will be fun filled festivities held on Mardi Gras, as well as the days leading up to this popular festival. Courir de Mardi Gras will be held on Sunday, February 19th in Church Point. Some other events planned are the Carnival d’Acadie in Crowley, the Tee Mamou Iota Mardi Gras Festival and numerous celebrations to enjoy in Lafayette. Festival-goers will enjoy the many colorful costumes, parades, live music and numerous other spectacular festivities. These wonderful cultural events will all take place within a short distance from our Lafayette Bed and Breakfast!

Tastiest Towns of the South

Lafayette has recently been named among the top 10 “Tastiest Towns in the South” according to the January issue of Southern Living magazine. Readers will determine the winner, so rally around Lafayette and cast your vote from December 23-January 31.
Lafayette is cited for its new breed of homegrown chefs. Southern living will profile each of the towns and reveal the “Tastiest Town in the South” in the April 2012 issue. We hope you have the chance to enjoy some of this famously delicious Acadian cuisine during your stay at our Lafayette Bed and Breakfast!