The space available is a loft above the kayak shop in the heart of Cajun country. The shop sits on the banks of the Bayou Teche in historic downtown Breaux Bridge, the Crawfish Capitol of the World. (No, seriously, it is.) The bedroom that overlooks the slow-moving bayou (that used to be the Mississippi River some 5,000 years ago), is furnished with a queen-size bed, plenty of closet space, and a private bath with walk-in shower. Also available to visitors are a shared washer and dryer, and an equipped kitchen. Everything is in walking distance: Café des Amis (known for its Saturday morning Zydeco Breakfast), La Poussiere (an historic Cajun dancehall), a coffee shop that hosts Cajun music jams, antique shops, and grocery stores (where boudin can be found).
Cory is the operator of the kayak shop. He lives downstairs when he’s not paddling the Teche or the nearby swamp, Lake Martin.
Local highlights include the annual Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival (first full weekend in May), Festival International de Louisiane (last weekend in April), Festival Acadiens et Créoles (second weekend of October), country Mardi Gras (Courir de Mardi Gras), and Avery Island, home of Tabasco and Jungle Gardens.
The nearest airport is Lafayette (LFT) with a 20-minute drive. If you choose to visit us from New Orleans, it’s a 2 ½ hour drive. If coming from Baton Rouge (BTR), it’s an hour drive. Bienvenue a Pont Breaux!