Join us on September 21st, 2024!
Located in Alexandria, Louisiana, Kent Plantation House preserves, interprets, and promotes its historic site to educate the public about the history and culture of central Louisiana between 1795 and 1855.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Kent House is an authentic Creole plantation house built circa 1796 prior to the Louisiana Purchase. The plantation house is one of the oldest standing structures in the state of Louisiana. Standing on the original land grant from the King of Spain, the house was built by Pierre Baillio II, whose family came from France. Kent House is a classic example of French Colonial Architecture. Together with its outbuildings, it preserves the homestead of a successful Creole family typical of a Louisiana colonial era working plantation. Kent Plantation House offers a glimpse of the French, Spanish and American cultures that have influenced Louisiana.
Experience the breathtaking bayous and wooded forests of Central Louisiana from a different perspective! Le Tour de Bayou is an unique cycling opportunity for people to get up and get moving as well as showcase the hidden gem that is the Kent Plantation House. Le Tour de Bayou offers a range of events to help every individual find their perfect fit. 2023 routes includes a 2 mile family fun ride/walk and bike rides of 10, 25, 40, 69, and 101 miles. (GPS route maps are provided below for interested parties.)
Locals and visitors to the area are sure to see what has become our signature calling card - the BIKES! When colorful bikes begin appearing you know Le Tour de Bayou is drawing near!
Online registrations at Bike Reg will be accepted until 6pm CST on Friday, September 20th, 2024. Participants interested in registering after this date may do so in person at Kent Plantation House located at 3601 Bayou Rapides Road, Alexandria, LA 71303. We will be accepting registrations on ride day - Saturday, Sept. 21st, 2024! For any questions please contact us at (318) 487-5998 or have a look at our website, www.letourdebayou.com
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Located at the top of the page is our navigation bar where you will find the pages for current GPS routes, frequently asked questions, and a contact form for any questions.
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