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Historic District Shopping

Front Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457
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Very home town

Lots of cute shops, good food, flea markets and visitor bureau all in one convenient spot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Always Fun to Browse Here

Great shopping and great food make this a most interesting outing! Great for families or... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Excellent53%
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Front Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of cute shops, good food, flea markets and visitor bureau all in one convenient spot! Definitely visit Southern Necessities. Great People!

Thank shyeyes1968
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great shopping and great food make this a most interesting outing! Great for families or especially girls days out. The historic preservation adds to the stroll down this memory lane. pretty setting and well preserved buildings with lots of unique shopping make this a must...More

Thank Gran7
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Front street and the surrounding area are a great way to spend part of your day. Even if you got into every store this will not take you the entire day. There is a variety of shops to check out. While living in Natchitoches I...More

Thank Mara B
Reviewed 14 April 2017

There was a good selection of bars, restaurants and gift shops. It is well worth a visit for the fudge shop alone!

Thank Jim2717
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Visited Monday, 3/27/17, finding most of the places over priced, but wife bought two blouses at Brenda's (one on sale) all 4 of us attacked the fudge in the Louisiana Purchase with 2 of us really liking the dream icicle flavor and I bought a...More

Thank ajkidd
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Downtown is a little bit underwhelming. We expected a wider variety of shops and restaurants but found a rather limited selection.

Thank DZinks32
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The historic shopping district has everything from a homemade soap shop, antiques, specialty gifts, women's wear, old timey hardware store, and kayak rentals

Thank Jerry S
Reviewed 8 March 2017

City blocks and iron benches are all seasonally decorated making the Front St. (main street) a delightful place to stroll. I recommend the waterfall garden near the tour center at the north end of Front street. The peaceful ambiance is lost as you step into...More

Thank RLiles
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Much work has been done to showcase this area. The shops feature the usual tourist kind of stores. The restaurants are good and fairly original. But the rest is fair from original. Other than the brick street, this area has lost historic feel.

Thank 2,814
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is a cute area to shop in especially if you are just window shopping. Things are really marked up. It was right before Mardis Gras so all the stores had their decoration in the window and had lots for sale.

Thank TXVicky
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are the stores in the historic district open on sundays?
14 April 2016|
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Response from MzLadybug | Reviewed this property |
Restaurants are open. Such as for brunch. I recommend Mama's. Some of the shops open after lunch time.
What is a good clean hotel to stay in ? Must be located withing walking distance.
7 January 2015|
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Response from Anita G | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at a B&B that was within walking distance of the shops. The sweet Cane Inn is the one we chose and although the room was smaller than we thought it was clean and the Innkeeper was really helpful. Parking leaves a... More