Tours in Ville Platte Louisiana
Guided tours around Louisiana are one of the best ways to see and experience what Louisiana has to offer. Are you feeling adventurous and want to see alligators pop out of the swamp waters? How about taking a haunted cemetery tour? We also have guided plantation tours, rum distillery tours, history tours, cocktail and foodie tours, walking tours, movie tours, brewery tours, deep sea fishing tours and so many more. Book your guided tour and get an only-in-Louisiana adventure.
The thunder of hooves heard in Ville Platte each October would presumably warm the heart of Marcellin Garand, a former cavalry officer in Napoleon's army who is credited with founding this city in the northern reaches of modern day Cajun country. Here, his equestrian legacy is remembered during the Louisiana Tournoi, a one-of-a-kind horseback tournament, where riders wearing capes and costume armor vie to lance the most gold rings while racing along a rustic track. The event is held in conjunction with the Louisiana Cotton Festival, which honors the area's agricultural bounty with a downtown parade, a ball and visits by festival queens. Throughout the year, visitors find Cajun food and swamp pop music galore, a historic district straddling El Camino Real, the Spanish colonial-era trail connecting New Orleans to Natchitoches and easy access to Chicot State Park with its many acres of wooded, rolling hills and meandering, cypress-studded waterways.