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