About Us

Located in Amite, Louisiana - But Globally Inspired

Bienvenue Mon Ami, is the ultimate collection of Bed and Breakfast concepts brought to Louisiana from around the globe. The well-traveled proprietors can envelop you in worldly conversations as well as give you the sense of solitude you seek. If you want to understand the journey to develop such a grand B&B or to understand French, English, Spanish, Flemish, German, Japanese, Australian, Singapore, Mexican, Canadian, Swiss, Italian, Sicilian and more travels, merely ask.  Laura and Jeff efforts to operate the best B&B in the southeast is why they offer personalized concierge services that can vary in scope to facilitate a stay in the style that you personally appreciate. Upon arrival the proprietors endeavor to greet you with an introduction to the grand facilities and numerous amenities while inquiring as to the level of support you expect. Laura and Jeff strive to understand and facilitate your personal needs.

Select BOOK YOUR STAY in the upper right hand corner to reserve your BED AND BREAKFAST suite.

Your journey through the Sculpture Gardens and Art Gallery entertains you with a fantastic progressive disclosure of discoverable sights. in the sculpture garden landscape artists, famous; bronze, life size statue casters; locally developed bird statue creators; antique and new iron work artisans; stacked stone/paver exhibit developers: wood workers and electricians have utilized their talents to create your whimsically artistic experiences. Indoors the art gallery contains numerous original canvas and other works by famous, mostly local artisans.

Click Fleur De Lis in the upper left corner to schedule daytime access to the SCULPTURE GARDENS and/or ART GALLERY.

Welcome my Friend

Welcome my Friend to Bienvenue Mon Ami, a newly built in 2018, highly reviewed and awarded, bed and breakfast, art gallery and sculpture gardens facility. State-of-the-art amenities and amazing visuals await.

You will be beckoned to return again and again to the bed and breakfast you never imagined could exist. Bienvenue Mon Ami combines luxurious modern features while honoring old Louisiana traditions with its Antebellum Acadian style grandeur and romantic getaway appeal. Amenities include an elevator to guest rooms and common areas with interesting custom lighting fixtures that guide the way.

A grand entry staircase lures you to Amish built swings, gliders and outdoor dining on the elevated wrap around porch. Large windowed areas abound and overlook the mature oaks and dense forest surrounding the private balcony rooms and dining areas.

Bienvenue Mon Ami Bed and Breakfast and Art Gallery has held the prestigious annually awarded Louey Award for 3 consecutive years (2020-2022) for the Best Bed and Breakfast Accommodation of the Year. This award is presented to the accommodation judged the Best B&B in Louisiana. The local tourism office - for us the Tangipahoa Parish Tourism (Tangi Tourism) - nominates a B&B for the Best Bed and Breakfast in Louisiana award in the 4th quarter of the year before the presentation. The Louisiana Travel Association who partners with the Louisiana Office of Tourism performs a rigorous evaluation of all nominees in the State of Louisiana for the most qualified Bed and Breakfast. In January of each award year, Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, who runs the Louisiana Office of Tourism, presented Jeff and Laura Atkinson the honored recognition in front of an audience of over 300 persons.


The Surrounding Area

Bienvenue Mon Ami is close to the Columbia Theatre of Hammond, state parks (eg Bogue Chito State Park), river tubing outfitters, Global Wildlife Center, Shell Training Center, Covey Rise, Amite area LSU Research Center, the Amite Oyster Festival, the Florida Parishes Arena, the Louisiana Renaissance Festival and Sweetwater and several State Park Horseback Riding Stables.

Consider golfing at the nearby CAM2 18 hole course  They are working with us by discounting green fees for Bienvenue Mon Ami guests.  

View great shows at the  Columbia Theatre in Hammond, whose discounting and holding choice tickets specifically for our guests.

Attend a Hammond Art Guild event and note our commercial sponsorship while there.

The Solomon Episcopal retreat in Husser offers a unique relationship with Bienvenue Mon Ami to create site events using both the Bienvenue Mon Ami and the retreat facilities. This unbelievable bed and breakfast is close enough to Baton Rouge and Hammond to provide a unique place to lodge while attending LSU or Southeastern Louisiana University events.

Cap off a Saturday at Bush Farm and Vineyards (formerly Pontchartrain Vineyards) Jazz on the Vine with a comforting stay at Bienvenue Mon Ami. Schedule a friends’ weekend and take advantage of our partnerships with area businesses such as the English Tea Room in Covington  a wonderful mother/daughter activity to remember. Visit and enjoy the events of our partnered nearby Fleur De Lis Tea Company of Amite, Louisiana.

This area offers plenty of opportunity to pique all interests. Ask Laura and Jeff for suggestions, and they will be happy to tell you about local dining, events and activities in and around southeastern Louisiana.