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Preserve Louisiana Tour: Steel Magnolias - Natchitoches, Louisiana

Join Preserve Louisiana on our 3rd Architectural & Cultural Tour hosted by Peggy Sweeney-McDonald creator of Meanwhile, Back at Café Du Monde... as we journey to the beautiful  "Steel Magnolias" town of Natchitoches, Louisiana on Friday, October 26th thru Sunday, October 28th.  Established in 1714, Natchitoches (Nack-a-tish) retains its European flavor through the architecture, heritage and lifestyle. At the heart of this National Historic District lies Front Street, a brick thoroughfare where wrought iron balconies, restaurants and shops face the Cane River Lake. This year Natchitoches celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Steel Magnolias film that brought international attention to this lovely town. We will visit the film locations, including a tour of the Steel Magnolia "Home" with a mint julep on the front porch with owners Dan and Desiree Dyess.  We will also tour Oakland Plantation, Melrose Plantation,  Fort St. Jean Baptiste Museum, the downtown historic district, the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and more. Dining will include breakfast each morning at the Chateau St. Denis in the heart of downtown, lunch at the famous Lasyone's Meat Pie Restaurant, Friday evening dinner at Mama's Oyster House, a catered lunch on Saturday in a rustic barn at Melrose Property and dinner Saturday night at Merci Beaucoup downtown while enjoying local personalities sharing their food stories in the Meanwhile, Back at Café Du Monde... show. 

Tour price includes two night stay at Chateau St. Denis, transportation on luxury coach bus, all meals, snacks and tours. 

Quotes from our attendees from the February 2018 - Cajun Land Tour:

"This was our 2nd tour with Preserve Louisiana. Our favorite was the Saturday night Meanwhile, Back at Café Du Monde dinner at Antique Roseville.  Peggy and the Preserve Louisiana staff did an excellent job as usual and we look forward to future tours with them." – Vic Lefeve

"The personal attention bestowed on us by Paul Allain and his wife and Linda Freyou at Antique Roseville was amazing.  Also having the historian at Tabasco lead our tour presentation was great.  We really liked the historical information provided.  The size of the group was just right." – Debra and Mike Minkus

"Our favorite part of the tour was the speakers for the Meanwhile, Back at Café du Monde… dinner at Antique Roseville and the tour of Linda Freyou’s home." -  BJ and Paul Arceneaux

For more information, pricing and registration call Peggy Sweeney-McDonald at 310-709-2851.  Registration will begin July 26th.