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Charpentier Historic District

1205 N Lake Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2125
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Depends on what you want to see

As previous reviewers have mentioned, definitely stop at the visitors center to pick up the booklet... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2018
Jpamr5
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Richmond, Texas
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take the addresses with you or you won't find anything

it's the only thing to see that it worth it. Tere are many old houses from 1880 to 1930 here and... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2017
Marco C
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Rome, Italy
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1205 N Lake Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2125
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

As previous reviewers have mentioned, definitely stop at the visitors center to pick up the booklet listing the historical district facts. This is a self guided tour either by walking or driving. To walk you will need to locate several different parking spots as there...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2017

it's the only thing to see that it worth it. Tere are many old houses from 1880 to 1930 here and there around the city center. It's nice to take a look but you got to look the website to know where they are (mostly...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2017

We always enjoy historic districts. Love the old houses! Pick up your brochure at the visitor's center or download the informative app to your phone. We did seem to crisscross a bit but we did see some beautiful homes along the way.

3  Thank Diane R
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Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Came here with my sister. Very relaxing and pretty walk. We just walked and wandered around. Pretty, and relaxing.

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Reviewed December 31, 2016

Definitely stop at the visitor center to get the map. We drove around a saw a couple homes, then stopped. Having the map made it so much better to find all the beautiful old homes in the area.

1  Thank scott10jo
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Reviewed December 20, 2016

This is a very pleasant area to wonder around and has many lovley older houses. There is also a cafe here but we did not get the chance to try it.

Thank Susi L
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Reviewed December 9, 2016

We had a city tour guide step onto our bus to speak about the old district houses. The guide was knowledgeable about the old town tour.

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Reviewed October 17, 2016

Great place to relax in the horse drawn carriage and admire all the beautiful Christmas decorations.

2  Thank Baileywrights
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Reviewed October 6, 2016

We were looking for free family activities and we found this one to be interesting. Some of the homes were absolutely beautiful, but many were undergoing repairs. It's great to see these lovely homes being restored.

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Reviewed July 11, 2016

I went with some locals who had never heard of the place and are fourth generation locals. They were not impressed, and neither was I even through I told them about the area and why it was considered Historic. There are some nice homes nearby,...More

1  Thank 1mountainwoman
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