Press Release
March 28, 2016
For Immediate Release
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Experience Iberia Parish like Dave Robicheaux

Iberia Parish Courthouse by Margaret Melancon
See Dave Robicheaux' haunts, like the Iberia Parish Courthouse where his office is located in the novels. (Photo by Margaret Melancon)
NEW IBERIA, La. --- Dave Robicheaux fans will get the opportunity to tour James Lee Burke's famous detective's landmarks in Iberia Parish during the Dave Robicheaux's Hometown Literary Festival on April 8-9, 2016.

One of the hallmarks of James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux novels is the keen sense of place; not only do people from far away develop a full, three-dimensional image of New Iberia and its environs, but people who know the area also recognize places and their memories are sharpened by the effects of Burke's prose. 

For those Robicheaux lovers who really want to see the area through Dave's eyes, the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau is offering guided tours to some of the real-life versions of key places in the detective's world. Billed as the "Last Tour to Elysian Fields," the tours offer a number of stops at local Robicheaux landmarks. The tours also include a meal at Victor's Cafeteria.

Friday, April 8, there will be an afternoon tour and Saturday, April 9, there will be both morning and afternoon tours. The morning tour will begin at 8 a.m. with breakfast at Victor's and the afternoon tours begin with lunch at Victor's at 12:30 p.m.

The itinerary includes stops such as Books Along the Teche, the Iberia Parish Courthouse, Shadows-on-the-Teche and many more locations used in both the books and films. If you can't make it on Friday or Saturday (or are lured away by the festival's other attractions), never fear: the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau developed a self-guided version of the tour, so you can pick up a guide to the 25 stops at the welcome center and explore on your own.

For the guided tour, advance tickets are available at Shadows-on-the-Teche or online at

The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center in New Iberia.
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Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau
2513 Hwy 14 | New Iberia, LA | 70560
(337) 365-1540 | (888) 942-3742