Introduction to Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, in St Martin county, is 8 miles NE of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center) and 111 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is in the Lafayette area. There are 7,281 residents in Breaux Bridge.
Breaux Bridge History
Acadian pioneer Firmin Breaux bought a piece of land in 1771, which is now known as city of Breaux Bridge. Breaux’s branding iron was registered by 1774 and he became one of the major property owners of the area by 1786. The city got its name from the footbridge across the Bayou Teche made by Breaux in 1799. Breaux Bridge was officially founded in 1829. The city was incorporated in the year 1859.
Breaux Bridge and nearby Attractions
- Longfellow - Evangeline State Historic Site
- Oliver House
- Chitimacha Indian Reservation and Museum
- Wedell - Williams Memorial Aviation Museum
Things To Do In Breaux Bridge
Tourists to the city can visit Chicot State Park, Cypremort Point State Park, and Lake Fausse Pointe State Park; and enjoy the recreational facilities like camping, fishing, boating, and canoeing that are offered by these parks. One may also take a trip to Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance which exhibits art and local historical documents. Other places that one can visit are Shadows - on - the - Teche, Oliver House, and Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium.
Breaux Bridge Transportation
Lafayette Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Breaux Bridge Higher Education
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Nicholls State University, Mcneese State University provide facilities for higher education.