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Welcome to Paris!

Paris has more than just a great name! We have wonderful art, culture, shopping, events, true Texas hospitality and a quality of life that can't be beat! Paris is not only "The Best Small Town in Texas," it is also the Official Crape Myrtle City of Texas. Beautiful crape myrtles sprinkle the city with color and the historic marble Culbertson Fountain is the centerpiece for our downtown Square. You are sure to enjoy shopping our many antique shops and boutiques in beautiful downtown Paris. You may also want to call downtown home in one of many renovated lofts or historic homes.

There is never a lack of fun happenings in Paris. Our events range from the Spring Art Show to the Tour de Paris bicycle rally to the Annual Rodeo to the Red River Valley Fair to live theater productions to Holiday in Paris festivities. No matter your entertainment preference, you can find it in Paris and set in a warm, inviting atmosphere.

Outdoor activities abound, as well. The Pat Mayse Lake offers fabulous fishing, boating, skiing, picnicking and camping opportunities for endless family fun. And the Trail de Paris is a breath-taking 3 mile trail that winds a tree-canopied path through town. The Trail will provide an avenue for relaxation and exercise for years to come, as it is expanded to the east and west.

Sites to see are also plentiful here. The historic home of General Sam Bell Maxey is located in the historic district and offers daily tours. Paris even has its own Eiffel Tower, standing 65 feet tall and Texanized with a red cowboy hat on top! The Lamar County Historical Museum and Hayden Museum of American Art are two cultural sites you won't want to miss. With something for everyone, you can be sure that when you are here, you can experience Paris without ever leaving Texas!

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Paris, Texas ... a great place to hang your hat!