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275th Anniversary of Natchitoches (1989)

En Français



Genre: French

Place Covered: Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, 31.7590056, -93.0885993

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-12-17

Duration: 00:27:31

Subjects: French language | Natchitoches Christmas Festival | Historic buildings | Prudhomme-Roquier House (Natchitoches, La.)


  • Langlois, Jacques Interviewee
  • Destreman, Didier Interviewee
  • Bailey, Mildred Interviewee
  • Wynn, Martha Interviewee
  • Luster, Sara Interviewee
  • Wells, Carol Interviewee


This episode of the series “En Francais” from December 17, 1989, features highlights from the 275th anniversary celebrations in Natchitoches, the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. It includes: the Christmas lights and water parade from the Natchitoches Christmas Festival; tours of four historic homes, including the Chaplin House, the Laureate House, and the Prudhomme-Roquier House; and a demonstration of bousillage construction. It also includes interviews with the following individuals: Jacques Langlois, the mayor of Beauport, Canada; Didier Destreman, the Consul General of France in New Orleans; Dr. Mildred Bailey; Martha Wynn; Sara Luster, the president of the Service League of Natchitoches; and Carol Wells.