Area Information

Regional/destination information

Below are several links to other web sites that we think visitors to our site may find interesting.


  • Louisiana Travel
    Louisiana's official tourism web site - the best information about traveling to our great state that you'll find anywhere on the web!  Download the free  "Official Louisiana Tour Guide" iPad app it's the newest go-to source for a vacation like no other. 

  • Baton Rouge Visitors & Conventions Bureau
    Traveling to or through Baton Rouge? This site will encourage you to stay awhile!
  • Today, only a short drive from New Orleans and Baton Rouge, the historic farmsteads, homes, restaurants and inns of Plantation Parade invite you to tour, shop, dine, sleep and enjoy the full richness and diversity of our Great River Road. Plan you exciting journey now.

  • Offers everything and anything you've ever wanted to know about New Orleans!
  • What to see and visit, where to stay and eat while in New Orleans.
  • A comprehensive listing of the wonderful things to be found in St. James Parish, experience the charm!
  • has all the information you'll need, from destinations and attractions to events, fairs and festivals...all totally free. Let guide you to a dream vacation today!

Other plantations in our area:

  • A sugarcane plantation built in 1805, 12 standing buildings on the National Register.
  • An 1840 Greek Revival mansion, surrounded by colorful and romantic gardens.
  • A galleried house in the Creole open suite-style, old Live Oaks and fine antiques.
  • St. Joseph Plantation
    A Louisiana Sugar Cane Plantation. Take a walk through time as you enjoy a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the many interesting people who have called this plantation "Home."
  • Greek Revival architecture, completed in 1859, stands overlooking the Mississippi River.
  • Evergreen Plantation
     is the most intact plantation complex in the South with 37 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, including 22 slave cabins.
  • The oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley.
  • Bocage Plantation
    Steeped in history with ties to Christopher Columbus, early colonization, and the Louisiana Purchase.
  • Whitney Plantation
    Through museum exhibits, memorial artwork, restored buildings and hundreds of first-person slave narratives, visitors to will gain a unique perspective on the lives of Louisiana's enslaved people.

Other Area Bed & Breakfast:

  • Louisiana Bed and Breakfast Association
    The state's only on-line directory of bed & breakfasts - a great way to experience Louisiana and its famous southern hospitality.

  • Cottage on the Farm Bed & Breakfast
    The cottage is located on a 50 acre farm with front porch, rockers and swing to enjoy nature, complete with horses and cows, chickens and a pig. Our farm land also includes 2 large crawfish ponds and nearby canals with fresh water fishing. 225-265-4654 | 504-289-0923 Vacherie, LA
  • The Inn at Houmas House Plantation
    Each room is decorated with old world furnishings allowing you to experience the lavish lifestyle of the wealthy Sugar Barons of the early 1800's. With all the amenities world class travelers expect today. Breakfast and a tour of the mansion are included.  40136 Hwy. 942, Darrow, LA  70725 - (225) 473-9380
  • A Chateau on the Bayou 
    3158 Hwy. 308 Raceland, LA. 70394 (985) 537-6773 or (985) 413-6773 
  • Is home to the French Impressionist Master, Edgar Degas, and is a masterpiece of history and hospitality. (504) 8215009 New Orleans, LA  
  • 225-473-1232 Donaldsonville, LA
  • 225-474-5050 Donaldsonville, LA
  • This plantation is less than an hour from New Orleans, open to the public for touring.
    225-562-7728 Convent, LA
  • A large Spanish style hacienda with five comfortable guest bedrooms. Once a civil war stockade, there is still a reminder of the guarded entrance standing near the road. 225-769-7358 | 888-900-5430 Baton Rouge, LA
  • 225-473-1876 Donaldsonville, LA

Other area Restaurants:

  • DJ's Grill

    Assorted Italian dishes, steaks and pizza. (225-265-7600) Vacherie, LA  

  • B & C Cajun Restaurant
    Enjoy spicy boiled seafood, alligator po-boys, fricassees, sauce piquantes, gumbos and more!  (225-265-8356)  Vacherie, LA
  • Spuddy's Cajun Foods

    Po-boys, seafood platters, shrimp stuffed potatoes, onion mums, fried chicken and hamburgers.  (225-265-4013)  Vacherie, LA

  • Latl's Landing at Houmas House Plantation serves In the tradition of Old Louisiana Dining, Executive Chef Jeremy Langlois has created menus that will delight and please the finest of guests, and present you with an experience rivaling those of the great Sugar Barons of the 1800's.  Darrow, LA  
  • Located in an original slave cabin, 150 years old. Features fine Cajun food since 1973.  Burnside, LA  
  • Grapevine Cafe & Gallery
    Authentic Louisiana Creole & Cajun cooking in a comfortable art gallery atmosphere.  The building has unique Art Deco style brickwork on the upper story and the original hand crafted mosaic tile floors downstairs.   (225) 473-8463, 211 Railroad Avenue, Donaldsonville, LA  70346 
  • Hymel's Restaurant
    Fresh Louisiana seafood.  (225-562-7031)  Convent, LA 
  • Enjoy fine River Road cuisine in restored 1895 Victorian building.  Lutcher, LA  

Swamp Tours:

  • A unique swamp experience.
  • Plantation & Swamp Tour is a locally owned and operated tour company with over ten years of experience. We pride ourselves on giving great, personalized swamp tours, city tours, and plantation tours to both locals and visitors to New Orleans.  A truly diverse experience, spend the day along the old river road touring plantation country and these grand, historic homes. See the grandeur and diversity of New Orleans with either of the available plantation and swamp tour packages.
  • (504) 810-3866
  • GRAND TOUR INCLUDES BAYOU TOUR - 2 PLANTATIONS - LUNCH INCLUDED 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. A grand mélange presentation of Cajun and Creole cultures. The CAJUN BAYOU TOUR begins the day. A delicious LUNCH is INCLUDED at OAK ALLEY PLANTATION'S Cajun restaurant. Menu to include: House Salad with Vinaigrette dressing, Vegetable Soup, Chicken&Sausage Gumbo, Red Beans & Rice, a flavorful Jambalaya, Crawfish Etouffée with White Rice, Home-baked Rolls & Butter, topped off by a scrumptious Bread Pudding & Coffee.

Area Festivals:

New Orleans Area Information:

  • Celebrating the wonders of nature, including the Audubon Zoo, Aquarium of the Americas, Zoo Cruise and Imax Theater.
  • The bed and breakfast is the only home or studio (1872-1873)of the French Impressionist Edgar Degas open to the public anywhere in the world, we invite you to experience Degas through his own eyes...
  • Your guide to the French Quarter and New Orleans.
  • 5 blocks of Dining, Shopping and Entertainment.
  • Classical Revival mansion featuring 8-acres of gardens, entertaining tours, Museum Store, and an incomparable collection of antiques.
  • A top attraction, comprised of 5 national historic landmarks, including the Cabildo, Presbytere, 1850 house, Old U.S. Mint, Arsenal&Madame John's Legacy.
  • WWII-era personal stories and significant artifacts. Future generations learn life lessons from the bravery & sacrifice of the "greatest generation."
  • We are a small tour company but we pride ourselves in our first class, small scale, personalized service given since 1979! We use comfortable, top of the line 14 passenger vans&our experienced and knowledgeable Chauffeurs and Guides work enthusiastically to make our motto come true: We'll make you fall in love with Louisiana!

Baton Rouge Area Information:

  • Outdoor museum consisting of over 20 buildings depicting the various cultures of pre-industrial 19th century LA. 25 acre gardens feature classical statuary.

  • Art exhibitions, Egyptian tomb, hands-on kids' galleries&simulated space station.
  • This Gothic architectural treasure was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975.
  • Riverboat casino is open 24 hours with over 1,075 slots, 31 table games.

Other suggested links:

  • Features premium smokehouse products. Andouille, Smoked Sausage, Fresh Sausage, Tasso, Boudin, Hog Head Cheese, Smoked Chickens and more are available at Jacob's. "Your satisfaction is always guaranteed.
  • The River Road's reputation has long been recognized and perhaps best stated with the words of Mark Twain: "From Baton Rouge to New Orleans, the great sugar plantations border both sides of the river all the way,... standing so close together, for long distances, that the broad river lying between two rows, becomes a sort of spacious street.. most home-like and happy-looking."
  • The World Travel Gateway. Find great travel bargains with a comprehensive travel directory.

Plantation Parade

AAA Gem Designation

Oak Alley Plantation is a AAA Gem. Attractions distinguished with the Gem Designation are judged to be of exceptional interest and quality by AAA's professional evaluators. Read more about the Gem Designation.