Breaux Bridge-Lafayette-St. Martinville Trail
The ride from Breaux Bridge to Lafayette is through a mostly unpopulated area in the heart of Cajun Country. Good dining spots are readily available in both communities. Lafayette is known for its fine dining as well as its wonderful mom-and-pop eateries. You might time your visit to coincide with one of the great festivals that Lafayette stages annually. Festival International occurs in late April, and the famous Festival Acadiens is in late September.
From Lafayette, you’ll head eastward toward St. Martinville, a town rich in history and culture. Historic buildings here include St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church, founded by the Acadians in 1765. The city also is home to the African American Museum, which tells of the arrival of Africans and development of the Free People of Color community in Louisiana. The trip northward, back to Breaux Bridge, takes you through sugar cane fields and past the St. John Sugar Mill. (For an alternative route, take Highway 96 to Highway 345 and loop around to Highway 679, then back to 96 and the Section 28 Road.)
Start: Chamber of Commerce on Bridge Street near the bridge in Breaux Bridge. Take Bridge Street across Bayou Teche. Continue on Bridge Street to get out of town.
1.4 Right at T and Stop on Doyle Melancon.
1.6 Cross Grand Pointe Avenue. Continue on Doyle Melancon.
3.0 Left on Zin Zin. Easily missed!
5.5 Right at Stop on Hwy. 349. (not marked at this point)
5.9 Right on Hwy. 3039. Road will zig ande zag, but stay on Hwy. 3039 to Parks.
12.2 Parks City Limits.
12.2 Left on Hwy. 347.
16.7 St. John Sugar Mill.
16.9 Levert Plantation Home.
18.7 St. Martinville City Limits.
19.4 Right on Hwy.96 (Bridge Street).
19.6 Cross Bayou Teche and then take an immediate left on New Market Street to reach the Evangeline Oak and Tourist Information Center.
Start: Bridge over Bayou Teche on Bridge Street.
0.0 Take Bridge Street West.
0.1 Right on Rue Principal.
0.6 Left on Refinery and go one block and turn right on Berard Street.
1.0 Left on Hwy.94. There will be a shoulder until you make your next turn.
3.0 Right on Hwy.354 (Salt Mine Hwy.)
4.7 Left at T and Stop on Hwy.354.
5.1 Left on Chess Broussard Road. Easily missed!
7.6 Left at T on LaJaunie.
8.0 Right on Alexander.
8.5 Left on Teurlings. Easily missed!
Teurlings changes name to Pinhook Road after a few blocks.
10.7 Surrey Street. (If you are going to the Airport, take a left on Surrey)
11.3 Intersection of Pinhook Road & Evangeline Thruway (Hwy. 90 ).