Retire in Natchitoches

retired couple relax on main street in natchitoches

Enjoy the beauty of historic Natchitoches.

natchitoches river walk area

Enjoy the beautiful Natchitoches Riverwalk Area downtown and overlooking Cane River Lake.

Melrose Plantation House

Visit the Melrose Plantation in Cane River National Heritage area near Natchitoches.

The Minor Basilica Immaculate Conception Church in Natchitoches

The Minor Basilica Immaculate Conception Church in Natchitoches.

Lasyone's Meat Pie Restaurant

Laysone's Mini Meat Pies are a signature dish of the area.

Natchitoches embodies the spirit of southern hospitality beginning with its brick-lined main street along the Cane River.

Experiences in Natchitoches

In the bed and breakfast capital of Louisiana, you can rest assured that time will seem to stand still as you rock on a front porch, cool drink in hand. History whispers its gentle call through the branches of majestic oaks and noble pecan orchards. Like our younger cousin, New Orleans, we often greet you from wrought iron balconies.

The stories are significant and told through 32 historical sites, ranging from historic home tours and byway drives to a leisurely carriage ride and fort visits. Learn about our top attractions in Natchitoches.

Adventure is also sure to be found in Natchitoches. You can cast a line, hike a trail in the Kisatchie Forest or paddle your way through Cane River, and as the sun dips behind our pine-covered hills, you’ll feel this is a Louisiana experience like no other. You would also be hard pressed to find a more picturesque college campus, and the students of NSU are quick to greet a visitor with a smile and maybe a tip or two on how to experience Natchitoches like a local.

For many our name brings to mind meat pies and Christmas lights but we are so much more. We are building and thriving, engaging with our citizens to create new experiences for them and those who come to visit (and want to stay). Visit us to learn more about Natchitoches.

Contact Natchitoches' Retirement Expert
Contact Name
Jill Leo

780 Front Street, Suite 100, Natchitoches 71457