Along the banks of the Cane River in the heart of Louisiana is a small community by the name of Natchitoches. Rich in history, and culture, this bustling town is known for many things, including it's beauty.
Beau Jardin is currently in full bloom, and a perfect place to take in one of the many events Natchitoches has to offer. Farmers Markets are held weekly, a multitude of festivals, and live entertainment.
Your best bet is to stay at a local B and B for the night in order to hit up the local pubs on a Friday, and be up early enough for the Farmer's Market on Saturday.