Our Community


Ville Platte

a Family Friendly Environment

Ville Platte is home to the most beautiful state parks in Louisiana. Chicot State Park is home to abundant wildlife, large fish, beautiful cypress trees and hiking trails. There is even a water Splash Pad for the kids to play while you enjoy the peace and quiet.

Our friendly small town businesses have everything you need for your home cooked meals, hardware, plumbing supplies and much more. You can find authentic Ville Platte cuisine at our locally owned restaurants. 

We are also home to the Smoked Meat Festival, Cotton Festival, Louisiana Tournoi, Le Grand Hoorah Festival, and more. There is always something to do in Ville Platte.


Chicot State Park



Come to Chicot State Park and enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature. Go for a hike or bike ride, cast a line in our beautiful lake, or bring the kids to the splash pad and have a picnic!

Swamp Pop Museum

Jump back in time in our Swamp Pop Museum. Enjoy the great music that was born here in Ville Platte known as “Swamp Pop”. In the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, Swamp Pop was the regional music that became popular across the country.



 Ville Platte still has a delicious supply of small restaurants that will tickle your taste buds.

We also have other chain restaurants in our city.

Click here to see our local restaurants.



We have many boutiques and small “mom and pop” stores that are the backbone of our city. Click here to see a list and a map of our many businesses.