Louisiana is filled with picturesque little small towns that are the perfect way to spend the weekend. Breaux Bridge has everything you’d want in a small town. Let’s take a look at why we love this beautiful bayou town.
About two hours west of New Orleans, nestled along the banks of the Bayou Teche is Breaux Bridge.
This historic little town has it all: music, history, nature, and some of the best food in the state.
Breaux Bridge is filled with history. As you walk through the town you'll see several historical buildings.
Like Patin's Pharmacy, shown here. Built in 1917, it was a bank before turning into a pharmacy for 70 years. Today, it's an art gallery.
Downtown Breaux Bridge is a wonderful area filled with all the staples of a small town: antique shops, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants line the street and make for a perfect way to spend the day.
Get adventurous and rent a canoe and cruise down the bayou.
While you're in Breaux Bridge, you have to get some crawfish.
Breaux Bridge is known as "The Crawfish Capital of the World" You'll find it on just about every menu there. We recommend Cajun Works at 1880 Rees Street.
There's a ton of bed & breakfasts you can stay at to extend your stay.
Bayou Cabins is just one of the places that would love to host you. Charming, cozy, and just absolutely perfect.
Just south of Breaux Bridge is Lake Martin, a wildlife preserve and rookery.
You can walk (or drive) along the edge of the lake and spot alligators, turtles, nutria, egrets, herons, and many other critters that live among the cypress trees. How beautiful is that sunset?!
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