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Paris, Tennessee is Home to a 70-Foot Eiffel Tower Replica

Were you planning on taking a grand trip to France this summer before travel restrictions set in? Well, forget travel restrictions and meet me in Paris! Paris, Tennessee that is.

The small town of Paris, Tennessee, about 120 miles west of Nashville, is home to a 70-foot replica of the Eiffel Tower! While you're visiting the Henry County town of fewer than 11,000 residents, you can attend the World's Biggest Fish Fry as well!

The town of Paris (Tennessee, of course) is the oldest incorporated town in West Tennessee. It was named after the famous French city to honor Marquis de Layfayette.

During the 1990s, engineering students from Christian Brothers University in Memphis started constructing the tower out of wood. The wooden replica was dedicated in Memorial Park, now known as Eiffel Tower Park, on January 29, 1993.

Aside from the tower, Eiffel Tower Park has a splash pad, playground, and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. According to the Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce, "Paris, Tennessee is the perfect place for a day trip of shopping, a weekend by the water, or a new place to call home." With the 160,000 acre Kentucky Lake in its backyard, you're sure to have a great time!

There are 23 cities in the United Stated named Paris- do you know where they all are?

  • Perris, California
  • Paris, Idaho
  • Paris, Texas
  • Paris, Arkansas
  • Paris, Missouri
  • Paris, Grant County, Wisconsin
  • Paris, Kenosha County, Wisconsin
  • Paris, Illinois
  • Paris, Tennessee
  • Paris, Kentucky
  • New Paris, Ohio
  • St. Paris, Ohio
  • 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

Do you know the exact features of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France?

Design

18,038 metallic parts

5,300 workshop designs

50 engineers and designers

Construction

150 workers in the Levallois-Perret factory

Between 150 and 300 workers on the construction site

2,500,000 rivets

7,300 tonnes of iron

60 tonnes of paint

5 lifts

Duration

2 years, 2 months, and 5 days of construction

 

 

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Paris, Tennessee is Home to a 70-Foot Eiffel Tower Replica