Breaux Bridge Makes List of "America's Coolest Small Towns" (1 Viewer)

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Breaux Bridge, La.

(pop. 8,200)

big crawfish in a small pond

In the world's crawfish capital, an hour southwest of Baton Rouge, days revolve around Cajun meals and music. Locals two-step to upbeat zydeco tunes at places like Café Des Amis, a brick-walled space that's famous for its crawfish étouffée and where the dining room doubles as a dance floor. The music is what drew long-time New Orleans resident Ellen Wicker back to the area from Maryland five years ago. "I was out dancing, and I met a guy who knew of a B&B that was for sale," Wicker recalls. She picked up the converted 1860s French Creole-style house and opened Maison Des Amis, a B&B with a half-acre of landscaped gardens and a gazebo looking out on the bayou in the back (from $100). "Locals in Breaux Bridge are just friendly and generous," she says. "Right after the hurricane, families took in people they didn't know from Adam and put them up." While his New Orleans shop was being reconstructed after Katrina hit, decorator Patrick Dunne opened satellite locations of his culinary antiques store Lucullus in Breaux Bridge, upon a friend's recommendation. Now Dunne and his French bulldog, Clovis ("He's very much into zydeco"), split their time between city and country. Says Dunne: "It's fun being a big crawfish in a small pond."

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Oooee' - dey say dat Breaux Bridge is da coolest cher!
 

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I've been to Wallace, ID.

They forgot to mention that the Bunker Hill mining company left the place so polluted, there's signs on the streams telling you not to let your kids play in the mud.
 

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I stayed in that B&B when I was down there earlier this year for the Cinema on the Bayou in Lafayette. Nice place and nice people. And yeah, they were dancing at 8am on a Sunday morning in that restaurant. Here's the footage my film crew got:

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