Archive for June, 2012

The Perfect Plantation Tour to Fill A Summer Afternoon

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Summer is here and you may be looking for ways to get out of the office or the house and enjoy the sunshine. Bocage Plantation is a great way to break up the afternoon monotony, offering tours from 12-5pm every afternoon, Wednesday through Sunday. This mid-1830s antebellum sugar plantation is rich in history, having been built and owned by the Colombs, one of the preeminent Creole families in old Louisiana. The Colombs were also closely related to the Bringiers (in fact, Bocage was a wedding gift from Marius Pons Bringier to his daughter, Francoise, and her new husband, Christophe Colomb, in 1801), who were perhaps the most influential Creole family in Louisiana during the 19th-century. But Bocage is not only a rich cultural site today; it is furnished with period mid-19th century antiques, boasting pieces by Mallard, Roux, Belter, and several other notable furniture makers from that time period. The daily tours of this historic manor highlight the elegant furnishings and also focus on the architectural heritage, uniqueness, and recent restoration. A tour of Bocage will give you an accurate account of what life was like on an antebellum sugar plantation, a glimpse of how a stately Greek Revival mansion would have been furnished, and an in-depth look into the manor’s distinct architectural style. With all there is to see and experience at Bocage, why sit inside and miss it? Louisiana’s celebrated history is waiting for you.

The Perfect Bed and Breakfast Base to Enjoy New Orleans Festivals and Events

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
New Orleans has a thriving, vibrant festival and event scene, hosting dozens of local festivals throughout the year which attract millions of visitors to the city to enjoy delicious local cuisine, music, and entertainment. It can often be hard to find quality accommodations in New Orleans where you can recharge your batteries because of the large number of people who travel to the city to take part in these exciting events. Bocage Plantation’s bed and breakfast is the perfect alternative! Located just outside New Orleans on historic River Road, Bocage offers a peaceful, serene setting away from the crowds where you can get a good night’s sleep in our antique beds with custom mattresses, a refreshing shower in our steam showers, and a hearty made-to-order breakfast to give you a boost of energy to start your day off on the right foot. New Orleans’ festivals can often be a draining experience, as most of them are all day events held outdoors in the hot sun. The rocking chairs on Bocage’s shady front gallery are a great place to sit and rest your tired feet after a long day of walking and standing outside. Book a stay at Bocage Plantation’s bed and breakfast and you will be able to get the most out of your New Orleans’ festival experience!