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Charpentier Historic District

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Address: 1205 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA
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Beautiful Houses with great views....

It takes you back to the 1800's with high accent architecture with some of the houses. You need to see it to understand.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2015
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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Pearland, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very old and beautiful homes. Architecture around the district is one of a kind. We enjoy driving through every chance we get.

Thank njannel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some houses are not kept up. Some are and they are very beautiful. Too bad you couldn't tour the inside of them all to see what it looks like. You can park and walk on the sidewalks as well. Please do not do that at night. Not very safe.

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

It takes you back to the 1800's with high accent architecture with some of the houses. You need to see it to understand.

Dublin Ireland
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379 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I stopped here overnight, I had heard of Lake Charles, but never expected the sights that were waiting here to be savoured. The Historic District was full of classic homes and beautiful gardens, you would love to move into anyone of them. I was sorry I could not spend a few days here but I will be back.

1 Thank motorcar1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Take the time to visit the district. The houses are so beautiful and you will feel like you have slipped into the past. We walked through the district and took our time.. Lovely...

1 Thank Sue M
Los Angeles, California
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1,758 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A nicely preserved district of historic lake city homes of area specific Southern architectural styles. Houses are large scale dwellings typical of the era & locale.some are gradually being restored so as to be tourable. Worth a drive thru or even better during a walk...

1 Thank David B L
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Just driving around, or better yet in one of the horse drawn carriages, you can see a variety of great houses and gardens. Friendly looking with lots of color, particularly in the spring when azaleas are in bloom. Good restaurants close by as well.

3 Thank Onward07
Metz, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

We have looking for the address indicated and it's absolutely not correct. The houses are located in the center on several streets. Once find you can see very nice houses.

1 Thank Sckrap
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This area is so pretty. The houses are not so grandiose as to be unattainable for plain old everyday people. The architecture is very eclectic. The yards were very nice and could be taken care without a full time or even a part time gardener! This neighborhood is very friendly and walkable. We spoke to many people sitting out on... More 

1 Thank LEA A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

This is quite a lovely microcosm of Victorian architecture well presented and tucked away in Lake Charles. Parapets, gingerbread cut outs and other fine representations are here to see.

Thank USAOnTheMove

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