Located 100 miles outside the Metroplex, a trip to Paris will bring enjoyment for the entire family, and you won’t even need a Passport. The city features events all year long, including the Annual ASA Southwest Shootout Archery Tournament, the Tour de Paris bicycle rally, the Annual Rodeo, the Red River Valley Fair, the Professional Bull Riding Competition, the Festival of Pumpkins, Holiday in Paris, as well as live theater productions. Pat Mayse Lake offers fabulous fishing, boating, skiing, and picnicking and camping opportunities. For more outdoor adventures, Paris is home to three golf courses, as well as the Trail de Paris, a breathtaking 5.94-mile-trail that winds a tree-canopied path through Paris to Reno. In the future, the trail plans to extend to 137-miles-long, running from Farmersville to New Boston. Sites to see are also plentiful in Paris. The historic home of General Sam Bell Maxey, built in 1868, is open for tours daily, and the Paris Trolley Tours take you “back in time” to experience our rich heritage with informative tour guides. For more history, visit the Lamar County Historical Society Museum, a must-see with separate rooms filled with local treasures, or take a church or home tour. You can be sure that when you are here, you can experience Paris without leaving Texas.