Welcome to Gonzales, Louisiana, conveniently located between the capital city of Baton Rouge and the fun and originality of New Orleans.

Our area is home to some of the South’s most interesting and beautiful tourist attractions, many steeped in our rich history. There are no fewer than a dozen antebellum homes within a short drive, numerous restaurants all featuring original cuisine and boutique shops along with an outlet mall.

Gonzales is known as the “Jambalaya Capital of the World”, it is famous for its annual Jambalaya Festival, which was first held in 1968.  Stephen “Steve” F. Juneau came up with the idea for the Jambalaya Festival and served as the first president of the Jambalaya Festival Association President. 

So, if you’re looking for “a great escape,” or wanting to relocate, we’re sure you’ll agree when we say, “Gonzales, Nous avons tout!”

Call us for information on our many divisions, departments or simply to find out more about this city we love to call home.

We have an array of departments and employees eager to assist in your requests. You will find our municipality both welcoming and eager to help when working with the public. Please ensure you visit our Personnel section for a list of personnel, departments and contact details for who can best serve your needs.

The City of Gonzales is here to serve you, whether resident or visitor, so call us for any queries you may have.