City of Natchitoches
Est. 1714, oldest permanent settlement in the La. Purchase. Home to the Natchitoches National Historic Landmark District, one of three in Louisiana and Cane River National Heritage Area. The district was named a 2006 Great American Main Street Community and a 2007 Preserve America Presidential Award winner. The Natchitoches Historic District is filled with unique shopping/dining opportunities, historic sites and museums, bed and breakfasts, year-round festivals and the scenic Cane River Lake.