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For those looking for something different from their normal shopping routines, Cajun Village is the perfect place for you. Guests can take a trip through time as they shop through the restored historic Acadian buildings. Each speciality shop offers a unique experience from normal boutiques and shopping centers.
If shopping does not interest you, you can find some sweet treats just waiting for you to take a bite. At the end of the trip, guests can finish their day by relaxing and observing the alligator pond, featuring real alligators.
1. Coffee House
The first on this list is sure to satisfy your taste buds. The Coffee House offers a wide variety of classic southern food, including the fan-favorite beignets. The café offers breakfast from 6 AM to 11 PM. Not a fan of breakfast food? They also offer a variety of hot, homemade lunches. The Coffee House is open until 6 PM seven days a week.
2. Cajun Village Cottages
If you are looking to stay a while, be sure to look into The Cajun Village Cottages. Guests can get their fill of history and charm at this cozy bed and breakfast. Founded in the historic area of Sorrento, LA, the cottages include eight Acadian-style shotgun houses. Each cottage is fitted with original, restored hardwood floors and showcases its own distinct furnishings and ambiance. With eight great options, guests are sure to find a cottage suited to their taste.
3. Cajun Village Antiques
Housed in an 100 year-old General Mercantile store, Cajun Village Antiques shop is just as unique as its items inside. With a wide range of selection, this “Louisiana style” shop offers a unique perspective to the typical home décor. From home to camp living, guests are sure to find an item that fits perfectly into their household environment.
4. Platinum Portraits
Don’t let your time at Cajun Village go by without capturing a few special memories. Platinum Portraits is a natural light portrait photographer located inside Cajun Village. This allows for both indoor and outdoor photography. As a result, guests can have their photos taken around the shops and ponds of Cajun Village.
5. LA Cajun Kitchen Store
LA Cajun Kitchen Store is the place to go when you are searching for authentic Louisiana souvenirs. From T-shirts and swamp music to cookbooks and Cajun foods, there are a variety of options to choose from perfect for all ages. Take a step inside and enjoy the Louisiana flair waiting for you.
6. Louisiana Pottery
Originally located in St. James, Louisiana Pottery is an Acadian-style restored home. Guests can view the museum collection, and it is available for exhibit. Louisiana Pottery also offers pottery classes for both adults and children.
7. Ms. Bea’s Swamp Candy Shop
Satisfy your sweet tooth at Ms. Bea’s Swamp Candy Shop. From ice cream to taffy and every type of candy in between, this shop is sure to hit the spot. Not only does this shop feature a wide variety of sweets, but it also offers regular souvenir items. Visitors can find a wide selection of household items and décor available for purchase.
Cajun Village is located at 6466 LA-22, Sorrento, Louisiana. Being located in a small town not far from Baton Rouge, the village is perfect for those searching for unique shops outside of the typical downtown New Orleans trip. It a wonderful place for guests to take a break from normal city noise, allowing visitors to relax and enjoy their environment. If you find yourself in town, don’t hesitate to grab a bite to eat, enjoy the local art, and snap a few pictures!
Book a tour with Cajun Encounters today by visiting cajunencounters.com or calling 504.834.1770 or begin your walkthrough New Orleans by visiting neworleanslegendarywalkingtours.com or calling 504.503.0199