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Cajun Christmas Recipes
Although it shouldn't be, Christmas can be a lot of work. Instead of hours of searching, we here at the Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau would like to share a few different holiday recipes with you that you can cook up for your family this Christmas and New Year's!
You may also enjoy: Christmas, Food, Holiday, Winter
Dr. Shane Bernard Publishes History of Bayou Teche
Shane Bernard's newest novel tells the legend of the Teche in his enrapturing words and research.
You may also enjoy: Avery Island, Books, New Iberia, Outdoor
Gumbo Cookoff's Ghostly Gumbo Recipe
Cook up some scares with this ghostly gumbo recipe before you head to the World Championship Gumbo Cookoff.
You may also enjoy: Events, Fall, Festivals, Food, New Iberia
Main Street New Iberia Earns National Accreditation
The city of New Iberia has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. See the steps the city has taken to make it one of the best Main Streets in the country.
You may also enjoy: Attraction, New Iberia, Tours
World Championship Gumbo Cookoff
Gumbo is a pièce de résistance in Southern Louisiana, so it’s no surprise the World Championship Gumbo Cookoff calls Iberia Parish home. Every year, on the second weekend in October, the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce hosts the cookoff in Bouligny Plaza on New Iberia’s historic and award winning Main Street. See what's cooking at this year's festival!
You may also enjoy: Events, Fall, Festivals, Food, New Iberia
Hunt Slonem Exhibit at Bayou Teche Museum
The Bayou Teche Museum in New Iberia is excited to announce the unveiling of an exhibit of original art by internationally recognized artist, Hunt Slonem. "Bayou, Birds and Butterflies" will feature several paintings from Slonem's Albania plantation home in Jeanerette, as well as some from other museums and private collections.
You may also enjoy: Art, Attraction, Events, New Iberia
Anna Joyce Breaux and Gail Garcia with Jeanerette Museum
The Jeanerette Museum is turning 40 this year!
You may also enjoy: Attraction, Jeanerette
tabasco cooking classes chef lionel robin
Do you want to learn how to cook with Tabasco sauce? Need fresh inspiration to use your favorite condiment? Let Tabasco Restaurant 1868's Chef Lionel Robin coach you on our inside look at Tabasco's newest offering, cooking classes.
You may also enjoy: Attraction, Avery Island, Food, New Iberia
Rip's Rookery bridge on Jefferson Island
New additions to Rip's Rookery added to make the birding experience even easier on Jefferson Island.
You may also enjoy: Birding, Jefferson Island, Outdoor
Tabasco Offering Guided Tours
The new TABASCO® Visitors Center on Avery Island is now offering guided tours by curator and historian Shane K. Bernard, Ph.D. Read more to see the one of a kind expereince you can receive by reserving your spot now!
You may also enjoy: Attraction, Avery Island, Tours
IPCVB's French intern, Johanna Hyves examines the differences and similarities between her New Iberia and its twin city, her home town.
You may also enjoy: French, New Iberia
French intern Johanna with North Lewis French Immersion Elementary students
French intern, Johanna Hyves experiences France in Iberia on her stay. See how the culture is still alive as she takes us to North Lewis Elementary School and the "French Table" at Victor's Cafe.
You may also enjoy: French, New Iberia
Wat Thammarattanaram Buddhist Temple
Did you know Iberia Parish is home to one of the largest Lao communities in the USA? Or that there is a Buddhist Temple located in the city? We took a behind the scenes tour to learn about how the Lao community formed, and learn about the religion as well as see the breathtaking temples. Come discover this hidden gem with us.
You may also enjoy: Attraction, Coteau, Culture, Events, Tours
Johanna Hyves and Nelwyn Hebert
Our French intern Johanna Hyves gives a few thoughts on her first impressions of the area, people and culture and notes how very similar we are to our French heritage.
You may also enjoy: French, New Iberia
johanna hyves and sloane labiche at lake fausse pointe state park
Johanna Hyves spent a fun filled day exploring Iberia Parish and all it's offerings. Read more to follow her journey in both English and French.
You may also enjoy: Attraction, Events, French, Jeanerette, Jefferson Island, New Iberia
The New Avery Island Experience is Here!
It's here! The new Avery Island Experience has arrived. With access to areas that have never been open to the public before, there has never been a better time to visit Avery Island.
You may also enjoy: Attraction, Avery Island, Food, New Iberia, Tours
Tabasco green house on the new tabasco tour
French intern Johanna Hyves gives her take on the new Tabasco tour and what visitors can expect to see when they visit.
You may also enjoy: Attraction, Avery Island, Food, French, Tours
Bayou Teche Museum Gala
French intern Johanna Hyves attended the Bayou Teche Museum's annual gala and new exhibit unveiling.
You may also enjoy: Attraction, Dave Robicheaux, French, James Lee Burke, New Iberia
Jungle Gardens of Avery Island
French intern Johanna Hyves toured Avery Island for the first time with board member Nelwyn Hebert. Read about what's it's like seeing the Tabasco Factory for the first time including trying the ice cream!
You may also enjoy: Attraction, Avery Island, French, New Iberia
Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau's Team
Meet Johanna Hyves, IPCVB's French intern in her first guest blog of her travels with us. Learn about her hometown in France and why she chose New Iberia as her place of exchange.
You may also enjoy: French, New Iberia