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.  Our itineraries are designed to help you “map” your route, plan your visit to the past and learn of the region’s rich heritage and way of life.  http://www.plantationparade.com/iteneraries.html

  • New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau
    Where do you go when it is time to get away? What if you knew of a place where the scenery isn't all that changes? A place where centuries old architecture is the backdrop for a culture so invigorating, it'll rouse your spirit. Visit the most fun and authentic city in America: New Orleans

  • New Orleans.com
     Offers everything and anything you've ever wanted to know about New Orleans! 

  • New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau
    What to see and visit, where to stay and eat while in New Orleans.

  • St. James Parish
    A comprehensive listing of the wonderful things to be found in St. James Parish, experience the charm!

  • Houma Travel
    Houma, Louisiana is just 55 miles from New Orleans and contains over 2500 sq. miles of mysterious swamps and vast wetlands. Houma offers unique attractions, affordable lodging and delicious dining that’s influenced by our Cajun culture and hospitality. Come experience all the exotic, the mysterious and flavorful excitement that’s found only in Houma Louisiana

  • TourLouisiana.com has all the information you'll need, from destinations and attractions to events, fairs and festivals...all totally free. Let TourLouisiana.com guide you to a dream vacation today!
     

Other plantations in our area:

  • Laura Plantation
    A sugarcane plantation built in 1805, 12 standing buildings on the National Register.

  • Houmas House Plantation
    An 1840 Greek Revival mansion, surrounded by colorful and romantic gardens.

  • San Francisco Plantation
    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."

  • Nottoway Plantation
    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.

  • Destrehan Plantation
    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. 

     

Things to do near Oak Alley:

  • Donner-Peltier Distillers
    Thibodaux's first spirits craft distillery.  We offer tours and tastings 6 days per week.  Makers of Oryza Vodka & Gin, Rougaroux Rums, and LA1 Whiskey. Handcrafted for the Soul. From Grain to Glass and Cane to Cocktail. Tour the distillery, enjoy the tasting room and learn the story of the Rougaroux, the legendary werewolf-like creature that would come for Cajun children if they don’t behave

  • Bayou Country Children's Museum
    Louisiana culture comes to life in the new Bayou Country Children’s Museum. Located in Thibodaux, Louisiana, this hands-on museum provides the type of recreational learning experience desired by parents and educators that has a lasting impact on child development. For children, play is a critical way to find out about new things. The ability to play is instrumental in scientific exploration, discovery and creativity

  • Laurel Valley Village 
    The largest surviving 19th and 20th century sugar cane plantation complex in the U.S. Nearly sixty original structures. The general store contains many tools and farm implements originally used in the cultivation of sugar cane. Locally made arts and crafts available in the general store. This was also the movie location for A Gathering of Old Men, Interview with a Vampire, and Ray, the life story of Ray Charles. No gate fee. Groups tours available by appointment.
  • Tanger Outlets:
    Gonzales, 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

  • Latil'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  

  • The Cabin Restaurant
    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:

  • Airboat Adventures
    A unique swamp experience.

  • Cajun Encounters Tour Co.
    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.

  • Swamp Adventures
    (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:

 

Other Area Bed and 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 

  • Degas House Bed & Breakfast
    Is home to the French Impressionist Master, Edgar Degas, is a masterpiece of history and hospitality.  info@degashouse.com (504) 8215009 New Orleans, LA  

  • Bittersweet Plantation
    225-473-1232 Donaldsonville, LA

  • Cabahanosse Bed & Breakfast
    225-474-5050 Donaldsonville, LA

  • Poche Plantation
    This plantation is less than an hour from New Orleans, open to the public for touring.
    225-562-7728 Convent, LA

  • The Stockade Bed & Breakfast
    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
     

New Orleans Area Information:

  • Audubon Nature Institute
    Celebrating the wonders of nature, including the Audubon Zoo, Aquarium of the Americas, Zoo Cruise and Imax Theater.

  • Degas House
    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...

  • FrenchQuarter.com
    Your guide to the French Quarter and New Orleans.

  • French Market
    5 blocks of Dining, Shopping and Entertainment.

  • Longue Vue House & Gardens
    Classical Revival mansion featuring 8-acres of gardens, entertaining tours, Museum Store, and an incomparable collection of antiques.

  • Louisiana State Museums
    A top attraction, comprised of 5 national historic landmarks, including the Cabildo, Presbytere, 1850 house, Old U.S. Mint, Arsenal&Madame John's Legacy.

  • National WWII D-Day Museum
    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:

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

  • Louisiana Art & Science Museum
    Art exhibitions, Egyptian tomb, hands-on kids' galleries&simulated space station.

  • Louisiana's Old State Capitol
    This Gothic architectural treasure was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975.

  • Casino Rouge
    Riverboat casino is open 24 hours with over 1,075 slots, 31 table games.

  • USS KIDD Veterans Museum
    Located in the heart of scenic downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she is the centerpiece of a memorial which serves to honor the men and women of our American armed forces.  Through these pages, you will take a step back in time and learn about their sacrifices for the freedoms we enjoy today
     

Suggested links:

  • Jacob's World Famous Andouille & Sausage
    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.

  • Scenic-America.com
    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."

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.