French Settlement (historically French: La Côte-Française) is a village in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,116 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.
French Settlement was settled in 1800 via the Amite River by French, German, and Italian immigrants. The area was a thriving center of commerce, including cypress sawmills, animal trappers, shingle-making, farms, and a steamboat port.
French Settlement has four properties on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Livingston Parish, Louisiana.
French Settlement is located at 30°18′16″N 90°47′56″W (30.304395, -90.798881).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2), of which 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2) is land and 0.37% is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 945 people, 359 households, and 276 families residing in the village. The population density was 349.0 inhabitants per square mile (134.6/km2). There were 436 housing units at an average density of 161.0 per square mile (62.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.26% White, 0.21% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races.