In all of Louisiana, no other place as unique as the Cane River Country exists. The oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase territory, Natchitoches — pronounced Nack-a-tish — is a vibrant community dedicated to preserving its incredibly rich and diverse heritage.

Located in Central Louisiana, you will find the original French Colony in Louisiana, established in 1714 and located on the historic El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail.

Chances are the thing you’ll love most about Natchitoches, aside from the famous meat pies, is the charming 33-block Landmark district — a shopper’s paradise and a bed & breakfast lover’s dream.

The Cane River National Heritage Area Trail includes homes open daily along the Cane River including Melrose Plantation and the National Park located
at Oakland Plantation and the complex located at Magnolia referred to as the Cane River Creole National Historical Park.

Natchitoches, well known for the filming of Steel Magnolias, is also known as the “City of Lights” from November 17, 2018 to January 6, 2019. The world-famous Natchitoches Christmas Festival, the 2018 Shining Example Award recipient for Festival of the Year from the Southeast Tourism Society, is celebrating 92 years of lights, fireworks, and holiday memories.

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy hiking and biking in the Kisatchie National Forest and hunting or fishing in numerous lakes, bayous and the Red River.
Visit or call 318-352-8072 to plan your trip to Natchitoches today.