Christmas Tour of Homes

The Laureate House
225 rue Poete
Natchitoches, LA 71457

The Christmas Tour of Homes is a holiday tour of uniquely decorated properties in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The event will feature docent-led commentaries on the history of each property as well as the unique holiday decorations. The Christmas Tour of Homes is a self-guided walking tour. You may begin at any of the 3 properties listed below. There will be docents to guide you through the interior of each venue. 


The Laureate House (225 rue Poete):
Dripping in decadence and Southern hospitality, the Laureate House tells a myriad of stories dating back
to the early 1800’s. Located along picturesque Rue Poete, the home was restored in the 1950’s and
contains a cellar that was connected to the bayou. The homeowner’s display an heirloom Santa and
Nutcracker collection gathered from different European Christmas Markets. The tour also features that
homeowner’s art collection which showcases pieces by James Hunter.

Prud’homme-Rouquier House (446 rue Jefferson)
Francois Rouquier built this extraordinary home in 1790. His home was considered a showplace of its
time, containing more elaborate architectural details than other structures in the area. It is the largest
bousillage structure in North America. The Service League of Natchitoches curates a unique presentation

of local history, art, and Christmas traditions to inspire visitors to come back year after year. The
Prud’homme-Rouquier House is available to rent. For more information visit

The Jefferson House (229 rue Jefferson):
Christmas Around the World – The Jefferson House Bed and Breakfast is a Colonial-style home circa
1967 built by Jules Barre, features century old hand-hewn cypress beams, eloquently furnished with Far
Eastern antiques along with Santa’s and décor from around the globe. Beautiful terrace and tranquil
courtyard accented with Lombok pottery overlooking the Cane River.


We invite you to experience the charm of historic Natchitoches during this annual holiday event. Proceeds from the tour benefit restoration of properties in the Natchitoches Parish area.

*Each Friday ticket entitles adults over 21 to a complimentary glass of HOUSE wine at Maglieaux’s Riverfront Restaurant following the tour.