Two Fat Bellies Hit the Road – Lafayette and Breaux Bridge

Part 2 of our Louisiana/Texas tour was the heart of Cajun country – Lafayette and Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. I had read many articles about how Lafayette was the Cajun food capital with many great places to eat, and this being a food vacation, I added it to our list of destinations. We arrived in Lafayette early Wednesday evening, and while there was a cute downtown area, I was surprised by just how dead it was. The entire area seemed empty, even though there looked to be plenty of restaurants on the main street. Outside of downtown, however, Lafayette was a sprawling and busy suburban city with lots of shopping centers. We went to Breaux Bridge the next morning and its downtown was essentially two streets, but it had a quaint, small-town feel to it that I liked. There were a lot of farms just outside of town and more wide open spaces, and the bayou there was pretty picturesque. While there wasn’t a whole lot to see in these cities, it was a nice stopover that broke up our drive to Texas and let us experience more local Louisiana cuisine.

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette, LA

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette, LA

The Breaux Bridge in Breaux Bridge, LA

The Breaux Bridge in Breaux Bridge, LA

Bayou Teche

Bayou Teche

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