Cane river community - city of natchitoches


Welcome to the City of Natchitoches, once declared by Oprah Winfrey as the “best little town in the USA.”  The civic and community leaders of Natchitoches know, if we are to continue to grow and flourish as a city, we must do all that we can to get young people and new families to move here. 

In Natchitoches, we celebrate the cultural diversity of our citizens – it is one of the things that make our town so unique.  Plenty of job opportunities await you here in Natchitoches.  So, if think your heart might lie in central Louisiana, we will be here waiting for you, ready to welcome you home.

Additional information and resources on the Natchitoches region may be found by contacting the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce at (318) 352-6894 or contact the Natchitoches Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 259-1714.


There is never a shortage of things to do in Natchitoches.  Major festivals are held downtown each year such as the Natchitoches Jazz/R&B Festival, the Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival and the world-famous Natchitoches Christmas Festival and Festival of Lights.  Unique shopping and dining opportunities await you as well as historic homes, museums, a state historic site and much more.  You are sure to find something to do in Natchitoches, whatever your interests are.

Cane River National Heritage Area and the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission are pleased to announce the creation of a new program offering free guided walking tours of the Natchitoches National Historic Landmark District.

For additional visitor information about attractions, events or accommodations in the Natchitoches area, please contact the Natchitoches Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 259-1714.  The Natchitoches Visitor’s Center is located at 780 Front Street in the Natchitoches Historic District and is open seven days a week.  Please visit the Natchitoches Area CVB online at