Laura Plantation - You are invited to enjoy a cultural tour experience unlike anywhere else in the United States. Here, on the banks of the Mississippi River, in the middle of New Orleans Planation country, at one historic farm, surrounded by fields of sugarcane, you will find the difference that exemplifies Creole Louisiana. We'll take a guided tour of the newly restored Big House, its raised basement and galleries, mens' and womens' parlors, service rooms
- The French Quarter, also known as VIEUX CARRE', or the "Quarter" to the locals, sits on some of the highest ground in New Orleans. Not only is this the city's cultural hub, but is a community where residents take time to reminisce with neighbors about times gone by and to welcome visitors in the streets. Intimate and unique, New Orleans' oldest neighborhood has exerted a spell over writers and artists since the time of Mark Twain, Lafcadio Hern and John James Audubon.
and common rooms; a guided tour of the 200 year old sugar plantation homestead with a visit into the 3 gardens: Jardin Francais, the kitchen potager and banana and grove; and a guided tour of one of our slave cabins, built in 1840, where the ancient west-African tales of Compare Lapin, better known in English as "Br'er Rabbit", were recorded.
Louisiana Swamp Boat Tour: See the Cajuns of the Bayou living and surviving in harmony with the swamps. Here, the waterways are their highways. From the relaxed comfort of our covered Swamp Tour boat, we will drift slowly past a 2000 year old Indian Burial Mound, a Cajun cemetery and fishing village. You may see the wildlife that made the snakes, turtles, fur animals. Gators are the king of the swamp and easily spotted in spring, summer and fall.