First Posted: 1/11/2012 3:48:49 PM | Last Updated: 1/11/2012 3:48:50 PM
The best place to start your visit to Paris is at the Welcome Center in the middle of town, where a replica of the Eiffel Tower (of course) and a year-round Farmers Market are located. Then, begin your walking tour of the compact city and visit the Duncan Tavern (curently th State Headquarters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, but once the meting place of the likes of Daniel Boone and Aaron Burr. (Closed Dec. 15 thru April 9). Then check out the Bourbon Co. Courthouse and Wallis House and Arboretum for beautiful gardens. Next, the Hopewell Museum, which is dedicated to the history of the area.
Historic Claiborne Farm, just south of the city, is the final resting place of Triple Crown Winner, Secretariat, and was home to some of the most famous racehorses in history. (Tours are available by appointment.) There are also numerous other horse farms in the area to visit.
For the shopper, several antique shops and art galleries line Main Street.
One of the only 13 covered bridges remaining in the state is located on Colville Road, crossing Hinkston Creek.
Paris is located about 17 mile from Lexington via the Paris Pike (Ky. 68/27). For more inforamation about the area, visit www.parisky.com.