Experience Natchitoches-Louisiana's Oldest Permanent Settlement
Natchitoches may be known for it’s dazzling Christmas light displays and festive holiday atmosphere but there is so much more to this jewel that makes visiting an unforgettable experience!
Visitors are in for a visual and culinary treat while in the Natchitoches area. The downtown historic landmark district offers many shopping, dining, and sightseeing opportunities but there are other notable sightseeing locations that also extend well beyond the city limits.
In the historic downtown district, visitors will find the world famous Lasyone’s Meat Pie Restaurant just blocks from the Chateau Saint Denis Hotel. Lasyone’s is famous for it’s golden meatpies and dirty rice meal and Cane River Cream Pie dessert, in addition to other mouth-watering options.
A visit to Natchitoches would not be complete without visiting the oldest operating hardware store in the state. Kaffie Frederick General Mercantile is located on the north end of the brick thoroughfare, Front Street, and offers almost any gift and gadget imaginable.
Just steps from the hardware store sits the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum. This modern museum sits in stark contrast to the traditional architecture in the surrounding historic district. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A brand new exhibit is opening on January 25. "Lunkers and Specklebellies: Bass Fishing and Waterfowl Hunting in Louisiana" will highlight celebrated outdoorsmen and women from the State of Louisiana.
The Christmas season may be over but there are many good reasons to visit Natchitoches. History and charm abound in the quaint city that is home to the movie “Steel Magnolias”. Walking and driving tours of the filming locations are available for avid fans of the Blockbuster hit movie.
The Chateau Saint Denis Hotel is the largest boutique hotel in the city and is located right in the heart of the Natchitoches National Historic Landmark District. The hotel features its very own “Lounge 1714, French Quarter style courtyard, as well as 87 luxury rooms including seven suites as well as balcony rooms.
Don’t miss an opportunity to visit the Oldest Permanent Settlement in the Louisiana Purchase!