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Historic District Shopping

Front Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457
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Nice atmosphere but shops close too early

Shops are quite nostalgic and the historic architecture is great but being here on friday and... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Always Enjoyable

A wonderful small town to visit. The kids love walking around and going to the general store and... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Biloxi, Mississippi
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Front Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Shops are quite nostalgic and the historic architecture is great but being here on friday and saturday nights you can't help but wonder why so many of the shops close so early??

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

A wonderful small town to visit. The kids love walking around and going to the general store and the soap store. The rest of the shopping was for the adults. We celebrated Mass this morning at the Minor Basilica. It was wonderful. Beautiful church and...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is a wonderful place to visit for a taste of southern charm. It is clean and there are some really unique shops. My favorite shop is Gifts Galore and more that is on one of the side streets. They play fun Cajun music and...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017

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

Reviewed 24 April 2017

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

Reviewed 17 April 2017 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

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!

Reviewed 28 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

Reviewed 19 March 2017

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

Reviewed 13 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

Nearby Restaurants
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Merci Beaucoup
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Mama's Oyster House
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Questions & Answers
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.
6 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