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The City of Natchitoches is the heart of Natchitoches Parish. Founded in 1714 the site was established near a village of Natchitoches Indians. As the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase territory, its history is also a story of the development of our nation.

The City’s Historic Landmark District, which fronts Cane River Lake and encompasses a 33-block area, includes many historic homes, churches and commercial structures. A mixture of Queen Anne and Victorian architecture, along with Creole style cottages can be seen throughout the district.

People settled in the Natchitoches area in large numbers after the Louisiana Purchase. Eventually, however, the river changed its course, bypassing Natchitoches. What was once known as the Red River is now Cane River Lake.

Nationally recognized as a Preserve America Community, a Distinctive Destination and a Great American Main Street, Natchitoches is a genuine heritage destination.

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    600 Second St. Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Located in the hist. district of Natchitoches, this 1896 structure today houses changing exhibits on LA history and culture. M-Sa 9am-5pm.
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    700 Second St. Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Overlooking the scenic Cane River Lake, the Landmark District encompasses 33 blocks of restaurants, shops, arts & crafts, book stores, art galleries, historic homes and more.  The district...
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    805 Washington St. Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Patio dining overlooking scenic Cane River Lake in downtown historic district, casual dining. Groups and private parties welcome.
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    754 Front Street Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Seasonal dÈcor and gift, Natchitoches items
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    175 J.E. Jones Rd. Natchitoches, LA 71457
    A 10-acre site on ox-bow of Red River at Saint Maurice about 10 miles southeast of Natchitoches. Full-service marina with cabins, RV spots, store, gas, bait, deli, etc. Best fishing on Red River.
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    310 Rue Jefferson Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Alex Lemee bought the house in 1849. It also housed a branch of the Union Bank of New Orleans. It is owned by the Association for the Preservation of Historical Natchitoches. Open for tours...
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    752 Front Street Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Historic townhouse, circa 1835 over restaurant and courtyard, balcony overlooking Front Street and Cane River Lake. Antique beds, private baths; beds, continental breakfast. Private parties and...
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    319 Jefferson St. Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Historic home located on Cane River in the heart of the historic district.  Amenities galore, private entrances, antiques, private baths, king beds and full breakfast.  Ask about children.
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    604 Front Street Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Come by and enjoy the great food and good times at Papa's Restaurants in beautiful, historic, downtown Natchitoches, Louisiana....
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The City of Natchitoches is the heart of Natchitoches Parish. Founded in 1714 the site was established near a village of Natchitoches Indians. As the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase territory, its history is also a story of the development of our nation.

The City’s Historic Landmark District, which fronts Cane River Lake and encompasses a 33-block area, includes many historic homes, churches and commercial structures. A mixture of Queen Anne and Victorian architecture, along with Creole style cottages can be seen throughout the district.

People settled in the Natchitoches area in large numbers after the Louisiana Purchase. Eventually, however, the river changed its course, bypassing Natchitoches. What was once known as the Red River is now Cane River Lake.

Nationally recognized as a Preserve America Community, a Distinctive Destination and a Great American Main Street, Natchitoches is a genuine heritage destination.

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