Natchitoches, Louisiana

Natchitoches, LA

Natchitoches, Louisiana is known for quaint, brick-paved streets in the downtown area, many adorable bed and breakfasts, and the beautiful Cane River that flows through the town. Founded in 1714, Natchitoches is a wonderful town to visit in central Louisiana and you can easily enjoy spending the day wandering through the streets and marveling at the historic homes. Don’t forget to visit Fort St. Jean Baptiste, located just south of the downtown area. They offer a great program outlining the historical significance of the fort and community and should be included on any trip to Natchitoches.

You’ll also find historic homes, such as the Steel Magnolia House, the centerpiece for the 1989 movie, “Steel Magnolias”. You’ll also find homes like the Judge Porter House, Lemee House, and the Prudomme-Roquier home, several of which are now bed and breakfasts.

If you’re looking for an amazing place to spend the weekend, visit Natchitoches, Louisiana. It is the oldest city in Louisiana, as well as the oldest city part of the area covered by the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Bring your cameras, walking shoes, and sunscreen – it gets hot in the Summer!

Official Natchitoches Travel Information

Natchitoches Christmas Home

City of Natchitoches, Louisiana

10 Things to do in Natchitoches, Louisiana

Steel Magnolia House

Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site

Lasyone’s Meat Pie Restaurant

Cane River Creole National Historical Park

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