From the Guestbook
“Dear Madeleine, Thank you so much for welcoming us to your so cozy and lovely home. Your hospitality is amazing and the Pain Perdu will keep in our memory for a long time.”
- Olivier & Sophie | Bordeaux, France
“Madeleine and Walt, We cannot express in words how much we appreciate the warm welcome and hospitality that is so hard to find anymore .We shall return…often! Until next time...”
- Roy & Barbara | Casper, Wyoming
“Thank you for having created such a magical place…for your extreme sensibility and kindness. It seems time has stopped here and wants you to feel part of a fairy tale. There are no words enough to describe this experience. Hope to come back soon and have some more Pain Perdu with you and see Mr. Dude. Con Tanto Amore.”
- Alexia & Andrea | Milan, Italy
“Chere Madeleine, La Maison Madeleine was the perfect setting to touch base with our common French Canadian origins. Thank you for your warm hospitality and delicious breakfasts.”
- Jocelyne & Collier | Cornwall, Ontario Canada
“Dear Walt & Madeleine, We’ve utterly enjoyed our stay at Maison Madeleine. Thanks to your amazing good taste, warm hosting and great conversation this has been the highlight of our trip! Lots of Love.”
- Eva & Christian | Brussels, Belgium
“Perfectly simple…Perfectly correct…Perfect!”
- Simon & Anna | London, UK
"This is by far the most beautiful B&B we have stayed in in Louisiana. The house is very pretty and comfortable, with tasteful furniture and decoration. Breakfasts were homemade and scrumptious, and Madeleine and her husband took a lot of time to give us recommendations on the area. Lake Martin is such a nice area. Definitely recommended."
- Claire | Paris, France
"Maison Madeleine is a very, very special place. The amount of time, energy (and money) restoring this decades old beauty alone is enough reason to stay here. So much history! But add in the warmth of Madeleine, Walt and the amazing breakfasts - it's a treasure. From the moment Dude - the one eyed sweetheart cat - greets you, to the tour of the home, and a special invite to have cocktails in the "Jesus Bar" - you'll fall in love with the place. Everyone does!"
- Leslie | China Spring, Texas
"Had bookmarked Madison Madeline to stay for sometime for a long overdue visit to Louisiana. We had the top floor to ourselves in their beautifully restored house on Lake Martin. The rooms were very comfortable large and decorated with interesting artwork much from Madeleine’s family. We enjoyed Madeleine’s delicious breakfast (including an amazing pain perdu), listening to her stories of her family’s long and fascinating history in the region. Madeline gave us recommendations for the area and our Saturday night in Beaux Bridge at the Joi de Vive Cafe was a night we will not forget. Thank you, Madeleine! If in the St Martin parish area, Madison Madeleine is the place to visit and stay."
- Johnathan | Toronto, Canada
Air Date: August 29, 2011
Acadiana, Louisiana’s Historic Cajun Country
Carl A. Brasseaux
and Phillip Gould
The Simple Home, The Luxury of Enough
Natural Remodeling, for
the Not-So-Green House
Caroline Venolia and
The Nature of Things
at Lake Martin
Ron Katz and Arielle
de la Tour d’Auvergne
Wildsam Field Guides
Over the years Maison Madeleine has been privileged to welcome and enjoy a number luminaries. Writers, directors, business titans, photographers, musicians, film and television personalities from around the globe have enriched our lives with their presence. Most are seeking the same calming respite and spirit of renewal many of our guests express to us when departing. Given the seclusion of our locale and the abundance of nature with which we are blessed, it is little wonder those wishing to “escape from the madding crowd” have sought us out to experience the authentic culture and genuine hospitality we strive to provide. In return, we are committed to protecting their privacy before, during and after their visits.
One exception to that rule - with great sadness we wish to pay honor to Anthony Bourdain.
He graced Maison Madeleine with his warm, kind, and gentle off- screen personality while filming a segment of his series, No Reservations. A true gentleman was he. Like most of the world, we will miss him.