Some other ones...
Some other ones are: Randols (a bit touristy!) www.randols.com
Another one is Prejeans: www.prejeans.com
The food is good, don't go there for the atmosphere, there is no music - it is a fairly posh restaurant. Fried Shrimp
We arrived from Memphis down I55 and checked in at the Cajun Cottages B&B. A note from Sally and our key was waiting. We unloaded and relaxed on our private lakeside patio, crumbled some bread to feed the turtle and enjoyed a glass of California wine we had brought along.
PreJeans, the famous Cajun restaurant in Lafayette, was my special treat during our roadtrip and it did not disappoint. Just as I had read and see on their webcams, we found great food and equally great hospitality.
Back at the B&B, relaxing on the pier, we finally got to meet Sally. She made sure we were ok, discussed arrangements for breakfast and gave us the local history as well as some tips on our stay. She is a remarkable lady and really makes the visit special.
The cottage had the bedroom upstairs and a studio arrangment downstairs. The decor was amazing, everything comfortable, satellite TV, kitchen with everything included. Sally said to checkout the guests journal and suggested we read some of the entries as well as writing one of our own. I read several, pretty interesting. My wife wrote a lovely entry about our very special stay.
We had to take off early the next morning for our swamp tour and did not get to see much of Breaux Bridge, too bad. Maybe next time.
"Atchafalaya Swamp Tour"
Kim Voorhies, our guide, provided us with an unforgettable adventure. We gathered at the family compound in Lafayette, the heart of Cajun country. Kim hitched up the boat, we all jumped into his Explorer and he started talking, a truly entertaining Cajun narrative. That morning the I-10 interstate was closed so Kim had to take the "back way" to the boat launch, a bonus two hour trip through Cajun back country few outsiders ever see or even imagine. We launched our boat after a brief visit to the Atchafalaya Welcome Center (I-10 exit 121, Butte LaRose). For over three hours Kim guided us through this beautiful wilderness. He showed us, often at arm's length, the fantastically rich wildlife few people have seen.
Kim knows the Atchafalaya, North America's largest river swamp and the tenth largest wilderness area, like the back of his hand. He has hunted and fished the swamps of South Louisiana his entire life. His knowledge of the plants and wildlife is amazing. Kim not only entertained with his stories but taught us so much about the beauty and magic found only deep in this wilderness area. And Kim seems to know everyone in the area, greeting each person by name, sharing the Cajun spirit with us all.
Add this adventure to your "must do" list. It opened a world to us we had never imagined. Going out into the wilderness with Kim gives you an entirely new view of nature. It was wonderful! Thank you Kim.