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!

A Favorite New Recipe at our Louisiana Bed and Breakfast!

We love sweets here in Cajun Country and are excited to find new recipes to work into our rotation. This is a new recipe we have been trying out here at Maison D’Memoire and it has been a huge hit.  My grandkids love it and it’s quick and easy to prepare.

Mississippi Mud Brownies

1 pkg. brownie mix (I used Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge.)
2 large eggs
1/3 c water
1/3 c vegetable oil
1 7 oz. jar marshmallow cream
1 1/4 c frosting ( I used Duncan Hines Creamy Milk Chocolate)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13×9 inch pan.

Combine brownie mix, eggs, water and oil in large bowl. Stir with spoon until well blended. Spread in pan. Bake for 27-30 minutes.

Spread marshmallow cream gently over hot brownies. Place frosting in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high power for 15-30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Pour frosting over marshmallow cream. Swirl with knife to marbelize.

Cool completely. Cut into bars.

We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Be sure and let me know how your family likes them!

Downtown is Alive This Spring in Lafayette

There is something exciting going on in Lafayette this May and early June.  Downtown Alive has been happening for 27 years and is continuing every Friday night this spring and fall in downtown Lafayette, just a few miles down the road from our Cajun Country B&B. These free weekly events take place at either Parc International or Parc Sans Souci and are fun for the whole family.

This Spring has seen some amazing acts come through and is still featuring some great events over the next few weeks. On May 20th Grupo Fantasma, an amazing Latin Funk band, are bringing their unique sound to Lafayette. On May 27th Horace Trahan, a renowned Cajun and Zydeco artist is visiting and the final show of the Spring season on June 3rd stars Yvette Landry, a fantastic multi-instrumentalist.

Book a stay at our Romantic Louisiana Cottages in nearby Ranye, LA, and catch all the fun this Spring in Lafayette!

Exciting Packages at our Cajun Country Cottages

There is so much for guests at our bed and breakfast in Rayne, LA to do this Spring. The crawfish are in season down at Hawk’s and at the Crawfish Festival in Breaux Bridge, May 6-8th. The festival spirit is upon us with start of Festival International de Louisiane on April 27th, and it’s always a great time to a experience a real Cajun Swamp Tour. With all the excitement going on around us, we wanted to make sure that guests were aware of some special offerings this Spring when they book a romantic Cajun retreat.

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Our Mother’s Day Package is perfect for the most important woman in your life. She will be pampered with chocolate covered strawberries, a dozen roses, a Candles gift basket, souvenir fluted signature wine glasses, 2 gourmet cupcakes, and a bottle of wine upon arrival. This can be added to any room reservation on her special day.

Or if you are feeling a little more adventurous, check out our Cajun Extravaganza.  This exciting package includes 2 nights accommodation, 2 show tickets to the Liberty Theatre, a swamp tour for 2, a restaurant gift card for delicious Cajun cuisine at Fezzo’s, and a special parting gift.

We’ll be back soon to tell you about some exciting goings on here in Louisiana’s Cajun Country!

Announcing the Seasonal Opening of Hawks Crawfish Restaurant in Rayne, LA!

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Hawks Restaurant is only open during Crawfish season and that special time of the year is now upon us.  The masters at Hawks are world renowned for purging their Crawfish to make them clean and delicious! This process involves select live, hand graded Crawfish and placing them in a “live well,” where they go through a slow moving current of fresh, aerated water for up to a 24 hour period.  This process produces one of the cleanest, and for my vote, most flavorful Crawfish around.  Hawks has been a favorite spot for guests staying at our Romantic Louisiana Cottages for years now.  I always tell guests it comes with an important warning; Once you’ve tried them, you will have to come back again for every new season at Hawks.  They are the best kind of addictive!

Hawks is located approximately 5 miles down the road from our Rayne Bed and Breakfast on Hwy 98.  The hours to delight in this regional treat are Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday 5-9 PM and Friday & Saturday 5-10 PM.  It is only open until end of May or June so don’t delay any longer!


25th Anniversary of the Festival International de Louisiane

Don’t miss out on one of the premier events in all of Louisiana this Spring. From April 27th through May 1st in the historic nearby town of Lafayette, travelers will be coming from near and far to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Festival International de Louisiane! We are excited for all of the guests of our Louisiana B&B to come out and enjoy the rhythms of this unique festival right in the center of Downtown Lafayette.

exciting and vibrant Festival International, which began in 1986, is the largest French speaking festival in the United States and features live music, dancing, authentic cuisine, storytelling, visual arts, cooking demonstrations and so much more. Just a short drive from our romantic Cajun Country bed and breakfast, the spirit of Lafayette comes alive during the last week of April.

The music and food are at the heart of this festival and you are invited to immerse yourself in this wonderful world. The many performances over the week will include an exciting assortment of music from the French-speaking world including calypso, folk song, Cajun waltzes, creole fiddling, reggae, zydeco, and New Orleans R&B. Delight your palette with authentic flavors and spices from countless food vendors. Crawfish, jambalaya, po’ boys, gumbo, grilled shrimp, & delectable pastries are just some of the choices you will find lining the streets during the annual celebration.

Make sure the opportunity to experience this amazing festival doesn’t pass you by! Come stay at our romantic inn in Rayne, LA and see what has everyone in Lafayette has been enjoying for the last 25 years.