New Year’s Fireworks Display!!!!

Every year on New Year’s Eve at midnight, the community of Rayne has a phenomenal fireworks display! Located just across Interstate 10 from our Romantic Louisiana Cottages, you can enjoy this wonderful display with a five minute trip across the highway, or watch from the comfort of your suite outside on the porch at our Rayne LA Bed and Breakfast for a more limited view. 
Wishing everyone a blessed & Happy New Year!!!

Noel Acadien au Village

Noel Acadien au Village is a wonderful holiday festival happening now, near our Lafayette Bed and Breakfast!

Enjoy the splendor of over a half million lights, nightly entertainment, local cuisine, photos with Santa and kiddie carnival rides. Held December 1-23 from 5:30-9PM nightly. $7 in advance or $9 at the gate. We hope you have the chance to experience this family friendly event during your stay at our Bed and Breakfast in Louisiana.

International Rice Festival

Guests at Maison D’Memoire are invited to attend the 75th Annual International Rice Festival, held in Crowley, Louisiana. Enjoy this family friendly event from October 20-23! Located just a short distance west of Rayne, this is one of the oldest festivals in Louisiana. Events at the festival will include Family Fun Day, Poster Contest, Cooking Contest, and Children’s Day on Friday, October 21 which will include Crowning of a Junior King & Queen along with a Children’s Parade. Saturday’s events will feature selecting a International Rice Festival Queen and the Grand Parade, along with an Acadian Accordion Contest and Fiddle Contest. Enjoy entertainment Thursday night by Molly Ringwalds, Friday night with Wayne Toups and Saturday by Tracy Lawrence.

Our own granddaughter Emma is competing for the Junior Queen on Friday! Good luck Emma!

Festivals Acadiens et Creoles

The annual Festivals Acadiens et Creoles will be held on October 14-16, 2011 in the beautiful setting of Girard Park in Lafayette LA. This is a free event just minutes from Maison D’Memoire and is great for the whole family! There will be many activities to enjoy such as: Festival de Musique, Bayou Food Festival, Louisiana Crafts Fair, Louisiana Folk Roots, Culture Sur la Table and La Place des Petits. Enjoy some of the biggest names in Cajun & Zydeco music, cooking demonstrations, activities for the children and Louisiana craft booths including unique handmade items such as pottery, wood, metal gourds and textiles. Experience good music, good food and good times during your stay at our Lafayette Bed and Breakfast!

Roberts Cove Germanfest

Roberts Cove Germanfest will take place on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday October 2, 2011. This fun event is held just five minutes from MaisonD’Memoire! Visitors can look forward to: Alpenfest Band, German Costumes, Folklore Presentation, Roberts Cove Germanfest Folk Dancers, Antique Farm Equipment & Rice Threshing, Kinder Auftrit (children singing & dancing), German food such as sauerkraut, wurst (sausage), kartoffel (potatoes), zucker platzchen (sugar cookies), and both imported and domestic beers, just to name a few. My personal favorite is the potato stew. Visitors can also enjoy the German Heritage Museum, Gift Shop, Kinderland Games & Activities, Blacksmith Association Demonstrations and more. Check out the schedule of events to find out more information!


The festival will be located at St. Leo’s Catholic Church Grounds on Hwy 98, approximately 3 miles from Interstate 10. Why not plan to take your family to this wonderful event during your stay at our Lafayette LA Bed and Breakfast!

Have the time of your life in Cajun Country!

Looking for a unique cultural experience? Visitors to the Lafayette area enjoy wonderful food, festivals, great toe-tapping Cajun and Creole style music, swamp tours and much, much more! All located here in the heart of Cajun Country close to Maison D’Memoire!
Why not start making your plans to visit our Louisiana Cottages today!

2011 Fall Season of Downtown Alive in Lafayette!

Every fall & spring, Lafayette kicks off the Downtown Alive event on Friday evenings! This year it begins on September 2 with a local favorite, Nik-L Beer for entertainment. The event offers a great tradition and celebration with free, family-friendly and smoke-free outdoor concerts. 
Located in downtown Lafayette, guests can easily reach the festivities within just 20-25 minutes from Maison D’Memoire. The Downtown Alive event provides a good time and great weekly entertainment.  The festival starts at 5:30 pm each Friday with a food & beverage concession. The music can be enjoyed from 6-8:30 pm. They have asked attenders to please leave ice chests & pets at home.

September Schedule:
September 2 – Nik-L Beer (Classic Covers & Varietyat Parc International)
September 9 – The Charmaine Neville Band (New Orleans Jazz & Funk at Parc International)
September 16 – TK Hulin, Steve Adams & Smoke with special guest Charlene Howard (Swamp Pop-Parc International)
September 23 – Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys (Cajun/Zydeco-Parc International)
September 30 – Robbie Taylor Three (Rockabilly-Parc Sans Souci)

We hope that you have a chance to enjoy the festivities during your stay at our Lafayette bed and breakfast!

Enjoy a Cajun Acoustic Jam Session Near our Lafayette Bed and Breakfast!

We love music at Maison D’Memoire and we’d like to tell you where you can find some great Cajun and Creole style music to enjoy with your entire family. 

Every Friday evening a different band is featured at Begnaud House in Scott, LA at 6 PM. This heritage visitor’s center is a great place to bring the family, meet some wonderful people and enjoy a free concert!

Scott, Louisiana is located a close 10 minutes from our Lafayette Bed and Breakfast, just off Interstate 10.  We hope that you have the opportunity to bring your family and pass a good time during your visit to Maison D’Memoire!