Experience a community that never quits.
The tallest Eiffel Tower in the world
(with a red cowboy hat).
We welcome visitors from around the globe who are here to see our famous Eiffel Tower with the signature red cowboy hat.
The tower first appeared in 1993, however, in 1999 the addition of the 3.5 ft cowboy hat was added.
Next door to the tower is the Red River Veteran’s Memorial. Created in honor of Veterans, both past and present, we are proud to have such an impressive reminder that freedom isn’t free.
Locally owned shops and restaurants that reach higher.
Our thriving and growing downtown community offers many locally owned restaurants, specialty shops and attractions.
Centered around the Culberston Fountain, our historical district is a great place to view homes and buildings from the early 1900’s. Following The Great Fire of Paris in 1916, our resilient community rebuilt the entire city in just one year. There’s no other place to see concentrated architecture from this time period. Whether you’re looking for lunch with friends, a historical tour, or a new date night outfit our downtown is the place to be.
Lake Crook and Pat Mayse Lake – fishing, camping, boating and more.
If you’re looking for outdoor places to enjoy the summer then look no further. Lake Crook is the perfect place to enjoy a day at the park or on the water casting a line.
Lake Crook hosts multiple boating and jetski races throughout the year and recently has a new beach area. The lake also features trails for hiking, outdoor grills, a pavilion and more.
Pat Mayse Lake features almost 6,000 acres of water-life enjoyment. From quality camping areas, RV spots, parks, to the famous Uncle Jesse’s fishing tournament, it’s the perfect place to enjoy the weekend.
From top pre-K programs to award-winning secondary education.
Lamar County is a rare find when it comes to education. With four award-winning public school districts, multiple private schools, and nationally recognized Paris Junior College, our education system is built for the future.
Learn more about private, public, and secondary education options.
We reach higher, together.
Experience our thriving business scene, where local enterprises flourish due to ambitious Texas grit, and the community support of the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce.
The PEDC is proud to partner with the City of Paris, Lamar County, and the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce to offer business resources, incentives, training, and new opportunities to businesses of all sizes.
Outdoor & Sports
Casual fans to weekend warriors, all are welcome.
Here, you’ll find a cycling destination.
Our World Qualifying Pump Track hosts events from the UCI and Red Bull World Championship Qualifier as well as many local events for all ages.
The Northeast Texas Trail is the gateway to 130 miles of nature therapy cycling paths and Barber Hills Mountain Bike Trails features 17+ miles of scenic off-road trails on the edge of the lake. If you live life on two wheels, you’ll love it here!
In addition, Paris is home to two great golf courses, sports training facilities, and more.