POINTS OF INTEREST

We bet you think you’ve seen everything we have to offer here in Breaux Bridge. Well, guess what? You haven’t. There’s still plenty more to do in and around town. We’ve got enough stuff to keep you busy for a long time. So check out some of the other points of interest here. And, when you’re here for a visit, stop by our Visitors Center and ask  our friendly staff for more ideas. You never know what surprises are waiting around the corner in Breaux Bridge.

Atchafalaya Basin

For the nature lovers, Breaux Bridge and the surrounding area offer you an experience you can’t get from books. You can literally find yourself in the middleof the Atchafalaya Basin, the continent’s largest river basin, where you’ll find beautiful rivers, cypress trees, hyacinths, water lilies (and all of the animals to go with it). Take a tour or rent your own canoe. You can paddle past beavers, nutria, huge wading egrets and alligators. Don’t worry­ humans aren’t on the top of gators’ favorite menu items. We wouldn’t pet them, though.

 

Scenic Byways

Scenic Byways are leisurely routes through our part of the state that offer visitors a unique experience of the Cajun and Creole lifestyle. They are selected for their recreational, scenic, historic, cultural, archeological and natural resources. A scenic byway trip totally immerses you in our culture­an experience you can’t get from watching a video or listening to a lecture. Your senses are inundated with sights, sounds and tastes that could only come from south Louisiana. Breaux Bridge is part of  Bayou Teche Scenic Byway.

To find out more about our Scenic Byways, call the Visitors’ Center at  337-332-8500, or stop by if you’re in the neighborhood. Visit the Scenic Byways website : click here

Lake Martin

There’s also Lake Martin, the largest nesting area of wading birds in the United States. It’s been listed as one of the top 10 bird watching spots in the United States by the Audubon Society. Lake Martin also has its share of nutria and alligators. And it goes without saying, the fishing’s great here and in the basin. They don’t call Louisiana the Sportsman’s Paradise for nothing.