Welcome to Gonzales Louisiana!

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City of Gonzales - Ascension Parish News Network
City of Gonzales - Ascension Parish News Network

Ascension Parish

Nestled between our state capitol, Baton Rouge, and historic New Orleans lies Ascension Parish, the rapidly-growing area in which we live. So much of what has made South Louisiana special and globally renowned can be found at our central location. Our history is rich and uniquely American. Our future is promising.

City of Gonzales LA - APNN | Ascension Parish News Network
City of Gonzales LA – APNN | Ascension Parish News Network

Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler ~ Let the Good Times Roll!

Ascension Parish is home to some of the South’s most cherished attractions. Only eight

Gonzales Louisiana Parks - Ascension Parish News Network - APNN
Gonzales Louisiana Parks – Ascension Parish News Network – APNN

miles from Gonzales is the long, winding River Road, lined with moss-dappled oak trees

 

and Creole antebellum plantation homes. Local restaurants offer varied cuisines from the best Cajun and Creole dishes bursting with flavor and spices to numerous other multinational foods. As the “Jambalaya Capital of the World”, Gonzales’ love of good food and entertainment can be summarized by the popular Louisianan slogan, “Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler ~ Let the Good Times Roll!

Gonzales Louisiana

City Hall Gonzales Louisiana - Ascension Parish News Network - APNN
City Hall Gonzales Louisiana – Ascension Parish News Network – APNN

Whether you want a fun getaway, a cozy vacation, or a new home in Louisiana’s heartland, we believe ~ from festivals to crawfish boils ~

“We’ve got it all!”

Rich in history and tradition, and diverse in its ethnic background, the dynamic Gonzales area is both interesting and exciting. The lifestyle, food, and music contain such a lively mixture of Native American, French, Spanish, African, Acadian, German, and Italian influences as to be totally unique. Today, Gonzales serves as

Gonzales Louisiana Water Tower - Ascension Parish News Network - APNN
Gonzales Louisiana Water Tower – Ascension Parish News Network – APNN

the financial, commercial, industrial, social, and political center of the eastern portion of Ascension Parish. Gonzales is governed by an elected mayor and city council consisting of five members

Resources
Gonzales Committee on Cultural Affairs: http://gonzalesculture.org
City of Gonzales: http://www.gonzalesla.com
Ascension Parish Tourism: http://www.tourascension.com
Ascension Parish Chamber of Commerce: http://www.ascensionchamber.com

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