On a Road Trip through Tennessee, we chose to stop in Paris solely because of the “fun” factor; mostly because it has the same name as, well, Paris, but also in my research I’d found out that they have a replica of the Eiffel Tower. What’s not to like?! So we stopped for the novelty factor, but I wasn’t expecting to find such a gorgeous little American town in Paris, TN.
But gorgeous it was. The main square revolved around a brick courthouse building, and several colourful independent shops; cafes, a hardware store, a law practice, a restaurant. I loved it! To my non-American eyes it appeared to be the quintessential American town. It felt like the type of thing Disney would copy when making an “imitation town” in Disneyworld.
Plus, we met a pretty cool man there. Now I should preface this with the fact that I appreciate geography and mapping skills. I love a good set of directions. So the man we met in Paris definitely delivered on this. We asked for directions to the replica of the Eiffel Tower, and he gave us precise directions, including how many sets of traffic lights we would need to go through. We followed them through a rather convoluted journey to a park out of town, and the directions were correct to the letter! Whaddaman! 🙂
And after a few photos (traditional ones, not selfies!) by the replica Eiffel Tower, our brief soiree to Paris was concluded.
- If you want to see the Eiffel Tower, get some good directions or a map – don’t just rock up hoping you will stumble upon the Eiffel Tower, cos you won’t! (Unless you are very lost!)
- Paris and the replica Eiffel Tower is a good stop-off for a break or overnight stop on a road trip, but not for much longer (sorry!).
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