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Charpentier Historic District

1205 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA
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Ranked #8 of 15 Attractions in Lake Charles
Type: Historic Walking Areas
Most recent review
- Jun 8, 2014
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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199 reviews 199 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Some amazing old homes. Beutiful reminders of a time when when pride, elegance and functionality were put into our homes. Be aware of your surroundings. Not the safest neighborhood in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Take the time to stroll through these beautiful neighborhoods and appreciate the lovely architecture and wonderful trees. It is so nice that the old homes are being restored, history preserved!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Although this part of town has grown a lot in the past few years, first time visitors here should be aware of this area. Yes, it is beautiful at night with all the lights and brick corners, but you must be careful as this area is known for crime.

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Central Louisiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Before eating breakfast, we strolled through this area, I am quite surprised at how well the downtown Lake Charles area renovation is coming along.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Drive along the quiet, beautiful, tree-lined streets to get a sense of history and to view a great variety of sub-tropical plants like gingers, palms, bananas, and others. The azaleas in spring and the camellias in January and February were beautiful.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011 via mobile

The historical district in Lake Charles is a very beautiful piece of our history. A very peaceful, enjoyable tour can be taken by horse-drawn carriage. This is a great experience for lake area locals and visitors alike. We took this tour with our two children and they also enjoyed it very much. Most days of the week Roger's Carriages can... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011 via mobile

Very nice historical district. Beautiful old homes and lush landscaping. Great for a leisure walk

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