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A wing of La Salpêtrière Orphanage/Prison in Paris where Anne Roland Bordelon was held before being forced to migrate to Louisiana where she became the ancestress of one of the largest families of Avoyelles Parish. Sites such as this are among those to be visited.

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1642 drawing of St. Martin des Champs in Paris where 184 couples were married before being sent to Louisiana.

Louisiana-France 2020 trip planned to commemorate 300th anniversary of Louisiana colonists

A unique tour of France on the original Louisiana colonists has been announced that is of special interest to Avoyelles Parish families.

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Krysten Bennett, owner of The Prep healthy lifestyles business in Marksville, stirs up a tasty and healthy dish for her pre-prepared meals customers. Bennett also operates a women-only gym featuring several programs designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy food can still be tasty food

It has been said, only partly in jest, that “if it tastes good, it must be bad for you.”



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