Dust to Dust

New Iberia to BREAUX BRIDGE

MAIN ROUTE =  42 MILES**    LONG ROUTE = 64 MILES

**Bypass Loreauville and the route is 28 miles

Loreauville - St. Martinville - Catahoula - Parks - Breaux Bridge

6:00a - 9:00a: shuttle services start between hotels and New Iberia City Park

Luggage trucks staged at New Iberia City Park &  Holiday Inn New Iberia.  If you are staying in a Lafayette hotel then pack a day bag with a change of shoes and clothes, carry them with you on the shuttle to New Iberia City Park and put them on the luggage truck.

Breakfast Options: Please dine at your hotel. For campers and those without hotel breakfast…..6:30a - 9:00a: Breakfast will be catered at the New Iberia City Park Recreation Center by Beau Soileil Café – Menu: Eggs; Bacon; Sausage; Grits; Biscuits; Banana’s Foster French Toast; Yogurt; Fresh Fruit.
Additional option is Victor's Cafeteria, 109 W Main Street, New Iberia “Where Dave eats and the Breakfast Club meets” - an eatery serving down-home Cajun fare in a funky, low-key atmosphere. Located in downtown New Iberia.

Some other options are available on the road, e.g. around mile 9 after leaving the park you will encounter Teche Café in Loreauville.

9:30a: Allon Rouler! Please be on the road by 9:30 using all of your safety precautions 

After leaving New Iberia the first town we will visit is Loreauville.  Loreauville is world renowned for its boat building businesses.  Ferries & crew boats working around the world were built in this little town sitting on the Bayou Teche.  Loreauville is also home to All Saints Cemetery, the final resting place of Clifton Chenier, "The King of Zydeco".  

LUNCH:

We will have a band playing while you dance under the Evangeline Oak.

  • Lunch is on your own. There are a few options for lunch around St. Martinville. 
  • There will be catered lunch options near the Evangeline Oak by:
    Anna Durand Catering, serving Red Beans and Rice, Chicken and Sausage Gumbo and sweets
    Brown Skillet, serving Crawfish Etouffee and Hot Links
    Durand's Cafe, Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya; stuffed bread
  • St. John Restaurant, on the banks of the Bayou Teche, is another option, we do recommend making reservations.

Visit the page about St. Martinville to read about its history.  

The LONG & MAIN routes will separate when leaving St. Martinville.  The MAIN route will head North on LA Hwy 347 passing in front of the Levert-St. John Plantation Home and sugar mill. While The LONG route will take you past Oak and Pine Alley then out to Catahoula where you will find a SAG at Red's Levee Bar.  This was a shooting location for Robert Duval's movie, The Apostle. The LONG route will then return and merge back with the MAIN route at the St. John-Levert sugar mill.

SAG STOPS On Main route:
7:30a - 11:00a -  All Saints Cemetery, Clifton Chenier’s gravesite, Loreauville
12:00p - 4:00p - Hwy 347 @ Doyle Melancon, North of Parks.

SAG STOPS On Long route:
7:30a - 11:00a -  All Saints Cemetery, Clifton Chenier’s gravesite, Loreauville
12:00p - 4:00p - Hwy 347 @ Doyle Melancon, North of Parks.
12:00p - 4:00p -  Catahoula

BREAUX BRIDGE, THE CRAWFISH CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

3:00 - 5:00p: Complimentary therapy and massages from Matt Smith with Clark Chiropractic.

3:00p – 6:00p: Cracklin’ demonstrations and sampling. Bar opens. Merchandise tents open. Music provided by Adeline Miller and Friends.

3:00p – 10:30p: Shuttle services start running between hotels and downtown Breaux Bridge (St. Bernard School/Parc Pont Breaux) and other locations. Shuttles end at 10:30 p.m.

6:00p: Dinner on your own. Participating restaurants: Buck and Johnny’s, Joie de Vivre, Chez Jacqueline, Café de Amis, Point Breaux’s Cajun Restaurant)