The “Second Largest Paris in the World” is located 110 miles northeast of Dallas/Fort Worth making an ideal day or weekend getaway. Historic downtown is flavored with unique architecture, art galleries, antique shops, restaurants, live theater performances and specialty shopping opportunities surrounding an Italian marble fountain. Other attractions include guided tours of the Sam Bell Maxey State Historical House, the Hayden Museum of American Art, the Lamar County Historical Museum, and our Texanized Eiffel Tower complete with a cowboy hat. Southern hospitality runs rampant and noted commentator Paul Harvey described as “a city where tomorrow fell in love with yesterday and, side by side, they lived happily ever after.”

For information, contact Paris Visitors and Convention Council, 1125 Bonham Street, Paris, Texas 75460. (800) PARIS TX,