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Area Description

Lying on both banks of the mighty Mississippi River, Ascension Parish is your stopping place between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. We offer a gumbo of all the cultures unique to South Louisiana French, Acadian, Italian, Spanish, German, African-American, English, and more. Our food, our festivals, our architecture, our history, and our way of life reflect this rich mixture, which we are proud to share with our visitors.

Ascension Parish, with a population of 107,215 and growing, covers approximately 300 square miles that span the Mississippi River. Twenty percent lies on the historic west bank, encompassing Donaldsonville, Bayou Lafourche, and Louisiana Highway 1, sometimes called “the longest main street.” The remaining eighty percent on the east bank includes Gonzales and Sorrento. Interstate 10 and U.S. Highway 61 serves as its major thoroughfares. Visitors find museums, plantation homes, gardens, shopping, and dining from casual to exquisite within our boundaries, and over 850 hotel rooms. And you’ll never find friendlier, more hospitable folks than those you meet when you visit us

Includes Cities/Towns: Brittany, Burnside, Darrow, Donaldsonville, Duplessis, Geismar, Gonzales, Saint Amant, Sorrento.

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 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  41.4  51.7  62.0  5.2 "
 Feb  44.4  54.7  65.0  5.1 "
 Mar  50.0  61.0  72.0  4.3 "
 Apr  56.4  67.2  78.0  4.2 "
 May  65.4  75.2  85.0  4.4 "
 Jun  71.4  80.2  89.0  7.3 "
 Jul  73.4  82.2  91.0  6.0 "
 Aug  73.4  82.2  91.0  5.3 "
 Sep  68.4  78.2  88.0  4.8 "
 Oct  58.4  69.2  80.0  5.0 "
 Nov  49.4  60.5  71.6  4.2 "
 Dec  42.8  53.4  64.0  5.0 "


Spring temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the low 80's and highs in the low 90's. Nights are mild with lows in the low 70's. Fall temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Winter temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the low 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's.

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