My wife and I would like to visit (again) New Orleans this spring. Since we'll be driving, we'll stay at the La Richelieu. We pretty well know where to eat in the city but since we'll have a car this time, I would like to make some side trips into the county. I wouldn't mind seeing St. Martinville since that's where Marcelle Bienvenu is from but our main hope is, of course, to sample some real local food. Are there any festivals in April or May that you could recommend? I read in a previous post of a crawfish festival. Is this the one In Breaux Bridge? I realize that Cajun country is vast and we won't be able to do it justice but a couple of day trips would be great. We could even stay overnight somewhere if it wasn't too expensive seeing that we would have to keep our room at La Richelieu also. The exact dates or length of stay are flexible.
Thanks for your help; Donna and I can't wait to get back down there and see if we can't undo what my cardiac surgeon just fixed!