NEWCOMER INFORMATION

If you think Breaux Bridge is a great place to visit, you should try living here. We’ve got a wonderful climate, beautiful scenery and a lifestyle that’s much more relaxed than the typical city.
We’ve also got neighbors who won’t hesitate to tell you hello. You’ve heard of southern hospitality. Breaux Bridge has the Cajun version-friendliness that you’ve got to experience to believe. An added bonus is the wealth of Boudreaux and Thibodeaux jokes you’ll learn, not to mention the fact that you could have a real Boudreaux or Thibodeaux for a next door neighbor. Just don’t expect them to be as naive as the characters in the jokes. Beneath the Cajun accent most often lies wisdom.
Breaux Bridge’s phone book is one of the few in the country that still lists nicknames as well as birthnames. Nowhere else can you find names like “T-Jun”, “Tootsie”, “Peewee” or “Coot”.

If you have any questions, please contact our City’s Director of Tourism and Cultural Development at 337-332-8500. Below is information that is commonly asked for by newcomers.

 

Utilities

Water, sewerage and garbage pickup
Registration and deposits are handled at City Hall,
101 Berard St., 337-332-2171.
Gas company contact Atmos at 1-888-286-6700.

Electricity depends on where you live in Breaux Bridge. You will either have to contact CLECO at 1-800-622-6537, SLEMCO at 337-332-3704, or Entergy at 337-332-3704.

The local phone company is Centurylink.
Voice.Internet.TV
For residential services, call 1-800-201-4099.
For business services, call 1-800-201-4102.
www.centurytel.com

For Cable TV, Internet Service and Phone Service , Contact Cox Communications @ 337-845-4226
Schools

All of the public schools for Breaux Bridge are governed by the St. Martin Parish School Board. For enrollment information, they can be reached at 337-332-2105 or 2106.

St. Bernard Catholic School is the parochial school option in Breaux Bridge for pre-K through 8th grade. They can be reached at 337-332-5350.
Public Schools (# of students enrolled)

Breaux Bridge Primary School 774
Breaux Bridge Elementary School 337
Breaux Bridge Junior High School 341
Breaux Bridge High School 873
Private Schools

St. Bernard School (Pre-K through 8th)

251 East Bridge Street
Breaux Bridge, La 70517
phone# 337-332-5350
Principal- Ray Latiolais

Louisiana Christian School (Pre-K through 12th)

1545 Anse Broussard Hwy

Breaux Bridge, La 70517

337-332-4740

Principle – Malcolm Orgeron

Liberty Christian School
1811 East Bridge Street
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
337-342-8995
Principal – Dana Miller

New Beginning Christian Academy
519 Parkway Drive
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
phone # 337-442-6209
Principal -Brandon Trott

 

University of Louisiana at Lafayette 17,000
(20 minute commute)

Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) 29,881
(55 minute commute)

Register to Vote

You can register to vote when you apply for your Louisiana state driver’s license or you can register at the Registrar of Voters office located in the courthouse in St. Martinville (parish seat). The Registrar office can be reached at 337-332-3536.

 

Driver’s License and Vehicle Registration

You can apply for your Louisiana driver’s license, register your vehicle and register to vote at the Motor Vehicle office located in City Hall, 101 Berard St. Their phone number is337-332-1622
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Churches

Apostolic
Breaux Bridge Greater First Apostolic Church Assemblies of God

Assembly of God
Lighthouse of Living Waters Church
1811 East Bridge Street
337-332-5163

Baptist
Bethlehem Baptist Church
617 Latiolais
337-332-5105

The First Baptist Church
2005 Rees Street
337-332-1746

Teche Baptist Church
3634 Grand Point Hwy
337-507-3301

Catholic
St. Bernard Church
204 North Main Street
337-332-2159

St. Francis of Assisi Church
610 North Main Street
337-332-2250

Jehovah’s Witnesses
Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses
595 Latiolais Drive
337-332-4810

Non-Denominational
New Life Christian Center of Breaux Bridge

New Beginning Fellowship Church
519 Parkway Drive
337-442-6209
337-442-1440 fax

 

 

Area Newspapers

The local paper for St. Martin Parish is the Teche News, a weekly newspaper. It is distributed each Wednesday and can be picked up at area newspaper machines, or you may subscribe to it for delivery. They can be reached by calling 337-332-3562.

There are two daily regional newspapers in our area: The Daily Advertiser and The Morning Advocate Acadiana Edition. Copies of The Daily Advertiser can be picked up at area newspaper machines or you may subscribe to it for delivery. They can be reached by calling 337-289-6354. The Morning Advocate Acadiana Edition can also be picked up at area newspaper machines or subscribed to for delivery. They can be reached at 337-234-0800.
Library

The Breaux Bridge Branch of the St. Martin Parish Library is located at 105 Courthouse St. in downtown Breaux Bridge. The phone number is 337-332-2733. The library offers free membership cards for book loans if an address is provided (this can be a license, printed checks, or an envelope mailed to you with your Breaux Bridge address). The library offers the following services: circulation of books, magazines, videos, audio and large print books; system-wide catalog of holdings; interlibrary loans and special requests; reference assistance; genealogy research collection; public access to the internet and word processing; photocopiers; video players on loan; children’s programs; special events and exhibits; memorials; and a meeting room.
Hospital

St. Martin Hospital is located at 210 Champagne Blvd. in Breaux Bridge. The phone number is 337-332-2178. The hospital is an acute care facility offering the following services: nursing; full time and on call physicians and a consulting staff of multidisciplinary specialists; general surgical services; x-rays; nuclear scans; laboratory services; pathology services; respiratory therapy; EKG’s; mammograms; a dietary department; social services; a housekeeping department; and an emergency room.

Lourdes After Hours
Urgent Care Clinic
1821 Rees Street, 337-442-6959 / 337-442-6961
Mon-Fri 1:00pm – 9:00PM
Sat-Sun 9:00am – 6:00PM
Convenient Hours for your busy lifestyle
Lourdes After Hours provides quality healthcare for adults and children over the age of three months.
Civic Organizations

American Legion
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority
Breaux Bridge Area Chamber of Commerce
Breaux Bridge Area Youth Sports, Inc.
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Association
Breaux Bridge Veterans of Foreign Wars
Breaux Bridge Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary
Council on Aging
Kiwanas Club
Knights of Columbus
Knights of Peter Clavier
Ladies Altar Society
Rotary Club
Woodmen of the World

 

For Further Assistance:

If you need further assistance or information, call our Bayou Teche Visitors Center at 337-332-8500.  The Visitors Center is located at 314 E. Bridge St., next to the bridge in downtown Breaux Bridge.