Savor the charm of this “other” City of Light.

A Taste of France in Paris, Texas
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In honor of that other City of Light, an Eiffel Tower—about one tenth of the size of the original—anchors Paris in the Lone Star State, only this one dons a red cowboy hat. The city also has historic house and other museums, as well as a slew of restaurants worthy of leisurely meals. You can also hole up in a quaint B&B for the weekend.—Stirling Kelso

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Time Flies Restaurant

The eclectic menu at this popular eatery—dubbed an American pub in Paris—includes oysters, duck tacos, and prime rib. It also has the largest tequila collection in North Texas, so start things off with a margarita.

Bois d’arc Restaurant

Old paintings and exposed brick and stucco interiors set a warm tone at fine dining restaurant, where comfort food dishes—pork chops with an apple chutney; rib-eye with asparagus—are served on a whimsical collection of vintage plates.

Magnolia Bed and Breakfast

Choose one of three rooms with iron bedframes, antique mahogany pieces, and free WiFi in this two-story Victorian house, originally built in 1871. Common spaces like the parlor and dining room have original stained glass windows.

Trail de Paris

Stop at the butterfly garden or new yoga pavilion on this well paved, six-mile hike and bike trail.

Green Boutique

Stop in for distinct and eco-friendly gifts such as silky pajamas made from bamboo fibers, copper bells hailing from India, and bath salts and scrubs in yummy scents like sparkling clementine and brown sugar.