As a regular feature on this site, we plan to post brief information about some of our favorites in France and in the States: talented people, beautiful shops, our picks for places to grab a bite or raise glass, and lovely boutique hotels which we discover. Allons-y!
decembre, 2022 december, 2022
Nos Favorites, Holiday Edition
Avery Island, Louisiana
South of Lafayette, the unofficial capital of Acadiana, and a two-hour drive west from New Orleans lies Avery Island, one of the historic treasures of Louisiana’s nature scape. It’s actually one of five salt domes along Louisiana’s Gulf Coast, occupying 170 acres of semitropical land surrounded by wetlands. Outdoor enthusiasts visit the island to view magnificent flocks of pelicans and egrets and to stroll past canopied Live Oaks, Spanish moss, and palmetto palms by meandering waterways. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Avery Island’s attractions also include an unexpected artifact— an ancient stone Buddha gifted to one of the island’s founders.
Plan a tour of the expansive grounds and learn more about Tabasco, the iconic hot sauce, that has put Avery Island on the map for millions across the globe!
Even if you’re not a fan of Tabasco products yet, you’ll get a kick out of seeing where the world-famous hot sauce originated and is made to this day. Take a tour of the factory, walk the aisles lined by casks of pepper-laden concoctions, and enjoy a sample of Tabasco- based foods and cocktails in the restaurant. No trip to Avery Island would be complete without spending a little time learning more about this unique condiment that’s earned its place at culinary spots across the globe!