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The city of New Roads, Louisiana is seeped with history and tradition dating back to its orgins of a trading post for French settlers in the 1720s. As the parish seat for Pointe Coupee Parish, New Roads and the oxbow lake, False River, is proudly called home to over 4,700 people in 4.6 square miles. New Roads, the “Little Carnival Capital”, is not only one of the oldest settlements in Louisiana but also home to the oldest Mardi Gras celebration outside of New Orleans. The spirited people of New Roads and False River celebrate life with the Battle of Port Hudson Reenactment, the Audubon Pilgrimage, the Angola Prison Rodeo, the Highland Games of Louisiana, the Harvest Festival and other celebrations throughout the year. One of the main features that draws people to New Roads is the fishing and boating on the 15 mile long False River, lined with homes and fishing camps of all sizes. Large lots of land, neatly designed neighborhoods, custom homes and historic homes are also found in New Roads. The festivals, fishing, over 30 restaurants and eateries, antique shops as well as larger national stores, beautiful bed and breakfasts’ and the historic homesites and buildings are enough to draw anyone to make a life in New Roads.