Preserve Louisiana Tours

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Upcoming Tour

May 31, 2019 - June 2, 2019

Preserve Louisiana Presents

Zydeco Cajun Prairie

Tour Through Acadia Parish

Join Preserve Louisiana and host, Peggy Sweeney-McDonald, creator and author of Meanwhile, Back at Café Du Monde… Life Stories about Food, as we explore the Acadia Prairie of Louisiana for its fourth cultural and architectural tour Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Tour guests will get a taste of the Zydeco Acadia Prairie with stops in Crowley, Rayne, Church Point, Richard, Roberts Cove and Branch, Louisiana. Sweeney-McDonald said, “From the beautifully restored Grand Opera House built in 1901 to the Moto Co/City Hall built in 1920 as the city’s Ford Motor Model T dealership, the charming French Acadian natives will share their community, music, food and stories with us for a festive weekend to remember.”

On Friday, the group will explore Rayne beginning with the Maison Daboval House, the famous Frog Murals, the Mervin Kahn building and Antiques on the Avenue to meet the “CajunPicasso” – Dusty Reed. The afternoon includes the German Heritage Museum in Roberts Cove and the local Candyland Cottage for ice cream before checking into the Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Lafayette. On Saturday, we will visit the quaint town of Church Point known as the “Buggy Capital of the World” and tour the Le Vieux Presbytere Museum followed by stops at the Little Cajun Saint’s grave in Richard, and the Sew What Cajun Mardi Gras costume shop in Branch before heading to The Cajun Prairie Farm – Kelly’s Landing. The afternoon includes Mouton’s Music Store, The Grand Opera House, the Motor Co/City Hall, and the Historic Rice Theatre in Crowley.

The tour will also include a taste of Acadia with delicious Cajun cuisine for Friday lunch at Chef Roy’s Frog City Café with Cajun music and Kelly’s Landing on Saturday. Our dinners will be in Lafayette at Prejean’s Cajun Restaurant including live Cajun music on Friday evening, and Ruffinos on the River with the dinner show Meanwhile, Back at Café Du Monde… on Saturday evening. The show will be hosted by Sweeney-McDonald with local Acadia personalities who will share their life stories about food.

Call 225-387-2464 for more information.

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Past Tours


Tour Group at the Steel Magnolias House

Tour Group at the Steel Magnolias House

Steel Magnolias Tour NATCHITOCHES, LA

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Preserve Louisiana’s third Cultural and Architectural Tour to Natchitoches, LA in October 2018


Tour Group at Shadows on Teche

Tour Group at Shadows on Teche

Cultural and Architectural Tour to Cajun Land in new Iberia, LA

February 2018

Preserve Louisiana’s second Cultural and Architectural Tour to Cajun Land in New Iberia in February 2018.


Tour Group

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Cultural and Architectural Tour To Natchez, MS

January 2017

Preserve Louisiana’s first Cultural and Architectural Tour to Natchez, MS in January 2017.