Mansura is a town in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,573 at the 2000 census. Mansura is home to the Cochon de Lait Festival, and is the Cochon de Lait Capital of the world. Legendary Avoyelles Parish Sheriff F.O. "Potch" Didier died in 2007 in a nursing home in Mansura at the age of eighty-seven.