Music fans should certainly add this destination to their itinerary, and visit the studio of the famed accordion craftsman, Marc Savoy, at the Savoy Music Center. Known for his skill, quit wit, and unique philosophy, its no wonder visitors and journalists come from far and wide to this little music shop in Eunice, Louisiana. His hand-crafted accordions are available for purchase.

Inside the shop, you’ll find a large collection of Cajun and zydeco music CD’s, books, and gifts. The shop also features a series of postcards, designed by Marc’s daughter, Gabrielle Savoy, titled Cajun Music Legends. Her brightly colored portraits capture the joyful spirit of these artists and their musical genres.

While you’re there you may also get the chance meet Marc’s wife, Ann, the author of Cajun Music: A Reflection of a People and the singer/musician for numerous bands including the Savoy Family Band and the Magnolia Sisters. On a Saturday morning, it isn’t uncommon to see more talented musicians playing together for the traditional Savoy Jam Session which Marc and Ann have been hosting since 1966. To learn more about Marc Savoy’s accordions and his musically talented family visit,