Locals Insider Spotlight: Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana


What It’s Like to Live, Work & Play in Louisiana’s Oldest City!


Listen to the Big Blend Radio Locals Insider on Natchitoches, featuring Arlene Gould – Executive Director of Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau, Randy Ziegler – The Landing Restaurant & Natchitoches Parish Tourist Commission, Corey Poole – Editor of Natchitoches Parish Journal, and musician Ed Huey. Plus, Steve Schneickert recalls Hollywood History of northwest and central Louisiana!



Natchitoches Insider


Founded in 1714 by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis, Natchitoches is the original French Colony and oldest city in Louisiana, and celebrates a vibrant blend of French, Spanish, African, Native American and Creole cultures. Natchitoches is home to the Cane River Creole National Historical Park, is part of the Cane River National Heritage Area, and is the final destination on the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail that runs up from Mexico and Texas.

Centrally located, Natchitoches is just 275 miles from New Orleans, 255 miles from Dallas, Texas, and 290 miles from Little Rock, Arkansas. To learn more about the area’s attractions and events, lodging establishments, shops and restaurants, visit www.Natchitoches.com.

JISGAW PUZZLE: Listen to the Big Blend Radio interview about historic Natchitoches while you make our online jigsaw puzzle of Cane River Lake. Make the image full screen for easy viewing, use your mouse or arrow keys to rotate the pieces and drag them where you want to place them. Click on the Image icon to see the photo and click on the Ghost icon to control your workspace.



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