The oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase territory, Natchitoches is a vibrant community dedicated to preserving its incredibly rich and diverse heritage. Established in 1714 as a center for trade between local Indians and French colonists, Natchitoches has known the imprint of French, Spanish, African, American Indian, Creole and American cultures.
Outdoor adventure is in store in Louisiana’s Outback, the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road! The Creole Nature Trail route takes you through coastal marshlands, prairies and along 26-miles of natural Gulf beaches.
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