Natchitoches, in Central Louisiana, is a city of approximately 18,000 inhabitants.
Baton Rouge, the state capital, is about 150 miles (241 kilometers) southeast of Natchitoches, while Houston is 190 miles (306 kilometers) to the southwest.
While vacationing in the area, don’t miss its historic buildings and places for a glimpse into the lives and events that shaped this city. Cane River Creole National Historical Park and Cane River National Heritage Area are two of this area’s more iconic historic sites. If time allows, check out Los Adaes State Historic Site and Melrose Plantation.