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PORTER'S FLOTILLA

PORTER'S FLOTILLA

 All Day Tour of Civil War Sites from Yellow Bayou in the south to Fort "Humbug" in the north or choose a
Half Day Tour through either the Northern or Southern region. Click here for details.
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CALL OR TEXT: 318-663-5468                        email: info@tournatchitoches
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Architechture Tour

Architechture Tour

RUE FRONT IN FALL
CANE RIVER
SPRING TIME IN NATCHITOCHES
FOUNTAIN ON CANE RIVER
TRAIL MARKER
STEEL MAGNOLIAS TOUR
"STEEL MAGNOLIAS" 

Plan a Romantic Weekend in historic Natchitoches, Louisiana. Stay in a downtown Inn or a beautifully furnished century old Bed and Breakfast home. Dine on local  cuisine. Enjoy a Steel Magnolias Tour and a visit to a French Creole Plantation when you
Tour Natchitoches with Barbara
.
To schedule a Tour or for help with lodging or meals call or email:
info@tournatchitocheswithbarbara.com
318-663-5468

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has just announced that the Natchitoches Historic District
is one of the Five Most Romantic Main Streets in the United States. Here is what they had to say
about Front Street in Natchitoches.

“What do Main Streets have that the malls don’t? Atmosphere…
History… Romance. They’re the place to go for unique experiences. Candle-lit restaurants, unique wedding
destinations, charming streets for strolls, intimate wine-tasting rooms, quaint B&Bs, special historic spots —
these are just a few of the things that make Main Street districts a romantic destination. This year, we scoured
the nation to find the Most Romantic."

The movie "Steel Magnolias", based on the Stage Play by Robert Harling Jr., came to Natchitoches in 1988, but the real Steel Magnolias have been here for much longer. Bobby's family story was his inspiration. A story of love and friendship, a story of relationships, of loss and grief but most of all a story of how a family and a community lived through it all. As engaging as is the movie, the real life story behind the movie is even more fascinating. It has warmth, humor and the capacity to touch something very deep within us. The story of one family's experience provides a life lesson for us all.

Hear the real life story. See the site of Truvy's (Dolly Parton) Beauty Shop. Drive down Harling Lane. See Shelby's (Julia Roberts) "home", the Steel Magnolias House on Rue Jefferson. Visit St. Augustine Catholic Church at Melrose where the wedding took place. 

St. Augustine Catholic Church on Cane River
PINK TRAVELER STEEL MAGNOLIAS TOUR

PINK TRAVELER STEEL MAGNOLIAS TOUR

... it was a total blast. Led by beautiful, sassy, "Don't Worry, I Know the Sheriff—Go Ahead and Jump that Fence" Barbara Bailey of Tour Natchitoches with Barbara, it was one of the most pleasant experiences we've had on a recent vacation. She rides in the back of your car and directs you to all the major locations in the film, from Shelby's (Julia Roberts) house to Truvy's (Dolly Parton) beauty shop (plus the real neighborhood, off-the-house beauty shop that inspired the fictional version) within Natchitoches, as well as a picturesque drive a few miles south to the church where the big pink wedding scenes were filmed.

Pink Traveler Natchitoches Steel Magnolias Church  Along the way, stop at historic plantations and other unique points of interest, like playwright Robert Harling's childhood and current homes. (This is where your fence-jumping may come in handy.) Best of all, Barbara is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her town. Plus, the fact that she admits to watching Steel Magnolias at least once a month, she can tell you just about everything from behind the scenes. She customizes each tour specifically to your wishes, so call her today for pricing and availability

                               The French came to Natchitoches in 1714.
                                                 Now it's your turn.

                                                         TOUR NATCHITOCHES WITH BARBARA

Barbara and Doyle Bailey, Owners
318-663-5468                                                                                            
840 Second Street                                                                                                            
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457                                                              

e/m:   info@tournatchitocheswithbarbara.com

 

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