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Charpentier Historic District

Address: 1205 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA
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Ranked #9 of 14 Attractions in Lake Charles
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Beautiful, Victorian architecture. The style is unique to this area and covers a large part of the downtown and lakefront areas. Well worth the tour, especially during the holidays. Take a carriage ride to see it at a leisurely pace.

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Auburn, Alabama
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120 reviews 120 reviews
34 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This article says it so much better than I can..... (from the Lake Charles Southwest Louisiana Getaway Guide Brochure) "The romantic history of Lake Charles, involving tales of pirates and buried treasure, began with the arrival of the 1st French settlers in the 1760's. The lumber boom, fueled by vast woodlands in the area, was responsible for the rapid growth... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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234 reviews 234 reviews
18 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
42 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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Louisiana
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
9 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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