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Paris is a city in the Blackland Prairie region of North Texas.


Sam Bell Maxey House

The Wim Wenders film Paris, Texas (1984) was not set or filmed in Paris, Texas. Filming largely occurred in Fort Stockton and Marathon in the Trans-Pecos region of west Texas.

Get in[edit]

Take I-35 till you reach the exit 43. FM 180 will then take you straight into Paris. Enjoy the crepes.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Sam Bell Maxey State Historic Site, 812 S. Church St, +1 903 785-5716. Tu-Su 9AM-4PM. Closed Su noon-1PM. Guided tours at top of the hour. A prime example of Victorian architecture, this 1868 home and gardens have been beautifully restored. Adults $5, Senior/Veteran/Teacher/First Responder $3, Child (6-17) $2, Child (5 and under) Free, Family (2 adults & 1 child) $8, each additional child $1. Sam Bell Maxey House (Q7407171) on Wikidata Sam Bell Maxey House on Wikipedia
  • 2 Eiffel Tower. A replica built in 1993. It's less than one-tenth of the original, but adds a red cowboy hat on top. Eiffel Tower (Q25223034) on Wikidata Eiffel Tower (Paris, Texas) on Wikipedia
  • 3 Lamar County Historical Museum, +1 903 783-0064. F Sa only, 10AM-4PM. Lamar County Historical Museum (Q23074245) on Wikidata Lamar County Historical Museum on Wikipedia



The downtown square and immediate vicinity have a lot of antique shops and boutiques.


  • Crawford's Hole In the Wall, 202 3rd St NW, +1 903 737-9025. Lunch-only joint with good burgers.
  • Dos Marias, 303 20th St Ne, +1 903-737-4557. Daily 11AM-9PM. Possibly the best Tex-Mex in town.
  • Fish Fry, 3500 NE Loop 286, +1 903 785-6144. Good southern fried catfish and some of the best steaks in town.



Go next[edit]

  • Pat Mayse State Park is about 12 miles north on US 271, offering boating, swimming, fishing, and hiking opportunities.
Routes through Paris
GainesvilleSherman  W  E  → Jct N STexarkana
Fort SmithHugo  N  S  Mount PleasantTyler

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