Swamp Scenes & Lurking Lizards

Swamp Scenes & Lurking Lizards

Aside from the culture and food, one of the biggest draws to Breaux Bridge, Louisiana are the alligators.  Lake Martin and the Atchafalaya Basin are home to thousands upon thousands of these large lizards.  With nearly one million acres within its boundaries, the...
Festivals: Crawfish is King Pt. 2

Festivals: Crawfish is King Pt. 2

Food is king when it comes to the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival.  The main attraction is the boiled crawfish, and the festival sells so much that refrigerator trucks are full from top to bottom with sacks of Louisiana’s crustacean.  Aside from the simple bug boil...
Festivals: Crawfish is King Part 1

Festivals: Crawfish is King Part 1

Every year in May in Breaux Bridge, tens of thousands of people flock to this small southern Louisiana town for one thing: crawfish.  But why May? The first full weekend in May is when Breaux Bridge celebrates its famous crustacean with the best way Acadians know...
Zydeco : Accordions, The Blues and Dancing Shoes

Zydeco : Accordions, The Blues and Dancing Shoes

When you hear zydeco music for the first time, it’s immediately apparent that this is something different.  Nothing more accurately captures the sounds of the swamp or the joys of its people.  It is a merging of blues music, R&B and indigenous creole and...
Crawfish: Breaux Bridge’s Claim to Fame

Crawfish: Breaux Bridge’s Claim to Fame

It is difficult to look around the town of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana and not see a crawfish.  They are painted on bridges, carved into signs, used to decorate doorfronts, and more. It is the Crawfish Capital of the World after all.  But how and why?  Louisiana as a...