There are at least 23 cities named Paris in America. I’d love to see the Eiffel Towers of each American Paris. If your town is named Paris, you HAVE to feature an Eiffel Tower. It’s a rule.
All the Paris towns in America could band together and make a “Route Eiffel.” You go from city to city to admire the variations of each Eiffel Tower (or as some towns call it, “E Tower” because they fear the French and their copyright laws). There could be passports printed with little areas for each town to certify your visit with a stamp.
Along with the passport, each town could sell a single puzzle piece. Visit all 24 towns, and you get to complete the puzzle! The entire route is 6,270 miles. It would take 102 hours to drive. This would be the new classic route to drive across America!
Here’s the full list of all the cities in America named after Paris:
- Perris, California
(The name is close enough)
- Paris, Idaho
- Paris, Texas
- Paris, Arkansas
- Paris, Missouri
- Paris, Grant County, Wisconsin
- Paris, Kenosha County, Wisconsin
(I love that Wisconsin is so hungry to be like France, that they have two Paris towns)
- Paris, Illinois
- Paris, Tennessee
- Paris, Kentucky
- New Paris, Ohio
(thanks to all the towns that use “New” in their name. Things might have gotten REALLY confusing if you named your town Paris!)
- St. Paris, Ohio
(I know I have the internet to look this up, but was Paris a saint?)
- New Paris, Indiana
- Paris, Michigan
- Paris Township, Michigan
- Paris, Ohio
- Paris, Pennsylvania
- New Paris, Pennsylvania
- Paris, Virginia
- Paris, New York
- South Paris, Maine
- Paris, Maine
- West Paris, Maine
(Maine gets the french fry. THREE Paris’)
When you’re driving through Paris, Maine ring me up. (I recommend Paris Hills) 🙂
The book idea is cool! As part of the book, it would be fun to go to each Paris and try to convince them to install a 10-foot-tall Eiffel Tower replica. It would be like a Cows on Parade sort of public art project–only instead of having the public art in one city, it would span over 23 cities. Each Paris could decorate their replica in a way fitting to the uniqueness of their own town.
Je t’aime Paris…be it Paris, France; Paris, Illinois; Paris, Maine; or Perris, California! 🙂 I think it would be fun to visit some of our state-side Paris’…It would be fun to see how they compare/contrast one another. This would be a fun book idea– Les villes s’appellent Paris!
I live a few miles from New Paris, IN! Not much there but it is Indiana!
I went to Paris TN. I took pics of tower and there is a great winery there also.
I live in Paris, Tn. We have an Eiffel Tower in my Paris. It is a near perfect scale of 1:20 of the original/
This is a very nice page.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris, TX, is topped with a cowboy hat.
I had to google that. The cowboy hat is BRIGHT RED. Wow.
Love the idea of a US Paris tour and puzzle pieces!
Love the Route de Eiffel idea with passports, postcards, smashed pennies!
Have visited two – intend to visit more: Paris, MO, just a road sign and a post office; and Paris, AR, complete with a mini Eiffel tower, post office and a chamber exec who understands marketing. Sent more than 50 postcards with that local postmark, which ment we spent several hours (& $$$) in Paris, Arkansas. Everyone loves snail-mail from exotic locals!
For those of us who travel extensively smashed pennies are an inexpensive and easily transported souvenir since passports aren’t de regular between states.
Must be all the cheese.
is there an paris in oklahoma
Mariana, someone online found a community named Paris that was once located in Kingfisher County. But there doesn’t seem to be any official record of this community continuing to exist today.