Bon Jour Y’all!

We invite you to experience “Paris” without having to leave Texas.

This enchanting gateway to Texas is graced by beautiful old homes, unique architecture creating a charming backdrop for a thriving economy, and contemporary lifestyle. Paris has a wide variety of cultural events, numerous historic, scenic, and recreational sites to entertain, the residents of Paris, as well as its visitors.

Located in northeast Texas, accessible by major state and U.S. highways, which lead to the “second largest Paris in the world”! As our guest, you will have the opportunity to enjoy events such as, Tour de Paris Bicycle Rally, Uncle Jesse Memorial Big Bass Classic, Chaparral Square Dance convention, Paris Art Fair, Festival of Pumpkins, Paris Rodeo and Horse Club Street Dance and Rodeo, Red River Valley Fair & Exposition, All Breed Bull Sale, ASA Archery Tournament, and Holiday in Paris.

Enjoy tours at the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Structure, the Lamar County Historical Society Museum, or see a play in our community theatre, take a step back in time on our Historic Trolley, and leave time for the antique stores, Art Galleries, and specialty boutiques. Finally, complete your visit at one of our many restaurants for a memorable dining experience.

We Look forward to Seeing Y’all in Paris Soon!

For more information contact the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce at (903) 784-2501, or visit our website

Plaza Art Gallery

Located at Eight West Plaza in downtown Paris, Texas, the Plaza Art Gallery is dedicated to the work of artists from Lamar County and surrounding areas. Paintings, prints, sculptures, stained glass, and objects of art are exhibited – with each item for sale. The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce has its offices in the gallery. Come on in for a visit!

Plaza Art Gallery Website Links
Lamar County Chamber of Commerce:
The Plaza Art Gallery:
Lynda Dunham-Watkins, doll artist/sculptor:
Gerry Morrell, master craftsman:
Craig Stephens, nature photographer:
Jamie Carter, painter:


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