cajun swamp tour in progess

Are you staying at The Louisiana Cajun Mansion Bed and Breakfast and looking for a different type of outing? If you want to be outdoors and enjoy nature and all its wonderful beauty, head on over to Champagne’s Cajun Swamp Tours! Whether you are from the area or not, you will thoroughly enjoy being out…

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Mardi Gras at the Louisiana Cajun Mansion

For most people, Mardi Gras is the first thing they think of when discussing Louisiana. The crazy parades, great music, tasty king cakes, colorful beads, outrageous costumes, and the amazing parties are a few highlights of this holiday. Lafayette is known to host many parades, events, parties, and great activities including the Greater Southwest Louisiana…

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Beautiful shot of Azaleas in bloom at Avery Island

Acadiana, “The Heart of Acadian” is the name given to our Nova Scotian French settled region here in Louisiana. People living here (Cajuns) have a “work hard, play hard” kind of attitude, which is why our area hosts so many events. There’s a reason why Lafayette is known as “The Hub City” of Louisiana. Over the…

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International Festival of Louisiana logo

There’s no place like Louisiana! We love our music and food and the Festival International de Louisiane offers both in abundance, plus awesome international cultural treats for every visitor! It’s that time of the year when Louisiana promises to offer the best and most fun-filled 5 days of your life. Get ready because the International Festival…

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creole-nature-trail-waypoint- photo by jan-embry

Louisiana scenic attraction called the Creole Nature Trail – a 180-mile byway across the state.  The rich scenic beauty and boundless wildlife found along the Creole Nature Trail adventure brings joy to millions of visitors annually. As we breeze into springtime here in Acadiana, our thoughts turn to nature. The imprint of Louisiana’s natural bounty…

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Mardi Gras season 2018 - decorative display

Mardi Gras, also known as “Fat Tuesday” is a French Catholic celebration that has a long-standing history in Louisiana. It is believed that the first Mardi Gras was held in 1837 in New Orleans but in later years, the tradition spread like wildfire in the southern region. Mardi Gras is known for several things but…

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Cajun Potato Salad

Potato Salad, the always popular side dish, might not be the main course at your next soiree, but if you make it right, it’ll surely be the first thing to go! There are already many different variations of how Cajuns make their authentic potato salad. Most recipes were passed down from mothers and grandmothers and how they…

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About Rice and Gravy Cooking a delicious Cajun Rice and Gravy is a skill learned by generations of cooks passing their techniques down to their children.   There are lots of different Cajun Rice and Gravy recipes out there on the web. Most of them are obviously written by Non-Cajuns; and if you are a…

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Breakfast is really important to us here in Cajun country. Our love affair with food always includes a good stout breakfast to start the day. Cajun Pancakes? Put down that eyebrow chere! These are not just regular pancakes with the word Cajun thrown in front of them. If you’ve ever visited Louisiana Cajun Mansion  Bed…

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Cajun Grits and Grillades (pronounced “GREE-ahds”)  is a southern dish traditionally served for breakfast or brunch.   It is served many different places such as at home, at weddings and parties, bridal teas, and even at classy debutante balls. Grillades are basically pork or beef long-simmered medallions cooked into a succulent Cajun brown gravy; the…

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