• Sunrise over the Cane - credit: Thomas Meredith

    Stroll streets lined with historic houses and buildings


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Celebrate, Discover, and Explore Louisiana's Oldest City

Natchitoches, (Nack-a-tish) the original French colony in Louisiana, is the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. Established in 1714, Natchitoches (Nack-a-tish) retains its European flavor through its architecture, heritage and lifestyle and a full calendar of events. See the Cane River National Heritage Area.



City of Natchitoches, Louisiana