Stroll the quaint downtown streets of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana and you'll find yourself transported back to a time before life became hectic. Down here, neighbors still know you by name. Breaux Bridge is the gateway to authentic Cajun culture in south Louisiana. We have traditional Cajun and funky Zydeco music, world-famous cuisine, and a rich history filled with interesting stories. Breaux Bridge is home of the world famous Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival every May, where thousands converge on the little city to pay homage to Louisiana’s famous crustacean.
Breaux Bridge and Crawfish have become symbolic in their relationship. Restaurants of Breaux Bridge were the first to offer crawfish openly on their menus, and it was here that the now world-famous crawfish etouffee was created. Breaux Bridge became so well known for its crawfish farming and cooking that, in honor of its centennial celebration in 1959, the Louisiana legislature officially designated Breaux Bridge as “la capitale Mondiale de l’ecrevisse” or “the crawfish capital of the world”. Since this designation, Breaux Bridgehas hosted the annual crawfish festival, recognized as one of the state’s finest festival. The crawfish capital of the world, Breaux Bridge is a great place to explore authentic Cajun culture in southern Louisiana. With its relaxing atmosphere, quaint downtown streets and traditional Cajun and funky Zydeco music, it's the perfect culturally-rich getaway. Sample unusual local specialties such as seafood gumbo, gateau syrup cakes or sweet dough pies. The more adventurous can try alligator steak.