Let’s plan a Day in Avoyelles, or your Avoyelles Staycation!

View below or download your itinerary for an adventure in Avoyelles Parish.

Breakfast suggestion:  Nanny’s Restaurant See Listing
Where history & heritage meet Southern Hospitality and Down Home Cooking, enjoy if you wish to chat with the locals and visitors alike in a friendly atmosphere located in Marksville open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. FB: Nanny’s Restaurant

Walking trails:  Tunica-Biloxi Nature Trail on the Tunica-Biloxi Reservation in Marksville. Take in the natural beauty of the Tunica-Biloxi Nature Trail located in Marksville, LA. The trail offers a one mile tree covered boardwalk over the Coulee Des Grues waterway.

Lunch suggestion:  Bernard’s Sea Fry in Cottonport See Listing

A family owned restaurant serving seafood dishes for lunch and dinner.  Also offers daily lunch specials in a pleasant atmosphere.  Take-out is also available for picnic pickups!  FB:  Bernards Cajun Seafry

Stop for dessert:  Bayou Snowball and Sandwich Shop in Cottonport
Come see while people drive in for hours to experience the amazing refreshing creations at Bayou Snowball!  Pace yourself, order lunch first and save room for a dessert never to forget!  Located on Bayou Rouge in scenic Cottonport!  FB:  Bayou Snowball and Sandwich Shop

Take in some history:  DesFossé House, c. 1790 in Mansura See Listing
Believed to have been built by Dominique Coco, Sr. and later restored in 1850 by Dr. DesFossé, the home is Louisiana French Colonial styled, now owned by the Town of Mansura.  The original home dates to c. 1790, featuring bousillage walls and a double fireplace. Featured on the Solomon Northup Trail and is the first home in Avoyelles listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  318-964-2152

Take in some history:  Hypolite Bordelon Home, c. 1820 in Marksville  See Listing
An early Creole pioneer dwelling which was home to a farmer and his family in the 1820s.  Unique features are a mud chimney and bouisallage walls.  Listed in the National Register of Historic Places. FB:  Hypolite Bordelon

Dinner suggestionBroken Wheel Brewery in Marksville. Broken Wheel Brewery’s Fresh Catch Bistreaux serves up a menu filled with authentic Cajun flare and seasoning. Not to mention, the dishes go best with their handcrafted brews.