PARIS, TEXAS - APRIL 8, 2024​

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a once in a lifetime experience.
4 minutes and 3 seconds of total solar eclipse

Experience
The Eclipse

Where the Moon Smiles Back

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness nature’s grand show in a location that bears the name of one of the most romantic cities in the world. Bring your family and friends, and immerse yourself in the wonder of the Paris Solar Eclipse. It’s an experience you’ll cherish forever!

 

Totality Duration: 4 Minutes and 3 Seconds

Popular Spots

Up close and personal

The Eiffel Tower

It’s the spot. 
Experience the Solar Eclipse at our world-famous Eiffel Tower! 

Check out the watch party details below.

Location 1

Lake Crook

A beautiful look out location complete with family park, picnic tables, restrooms, RV Hook-ups, and some of the best fishing spots in NE Texas. 

Great viewing spots on the water and in the park area! 

Location 2

Downtown

Location 3

Our historic downtown offers a community and family-friendly atmosphere with local shopping, restaurants, parks, and more. This is a great spot to enjoy the eclipse!

Stay tuned for event information over the Eclipse weekend.

Pump Track PAris

Location 4

If you’re looking for an adventure, then look no further! The Pump Track is a great place to enjoy the day with wide open spaces all around to see the Eclipse. The park is free to the public and open sun up to sun down. 

Located near the Eiffel Tower and Love Civic Center in Paris, Texas.

Events

Experience even more.

Mobile Planetarium Experience

A fun and educational experience of astronomical proportions is coming to Downtown Paris.  The shows promise to dazzle budding astronomers of all ages as they experience a virtual field trip through the universe.

March 29-30

Paris Steak Wars by Iron Communities

April 5-6

Enter the Steak Arena and try Prime Ribeye from every cook-off team!  

You’ll be hanging out with more than 5,000 show-goers and you won’t leave hungry. Visit parissteakwars.com for more information.

Located at the Love Civic Center (2025 S. Collegiate, Paris, Texas, 75460).

KEVIN FOWLER • 903 Sun Sets CONCERT

April 7

FREE • FREE • FREE

Enjoy live music by Kevin Fowler, the beer garden, food trucks, vendors and more at the FREE 903 Sun Sets Concert at the Love Civic Center (2025 S. Collegiate, Paris, Texas, 75460).

 

Total Eclipse of the Heart Club sPinistry Bike Ride

April 8

Group ride to a great spot for hanging in totality for the best solar eclipse in our lifetimes.
Plan A is based out of Paris, TX. Alternate locations will be available in case of less than ideal viewing conditions in Paris.
Route will include an ideal viewing spot in the center line of totality (over 4 minutes of totality).

WATCH PARTY AT THE EIFFEL
@ Love Civic Center

Enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at the most photographed location in Paris, Texas!

With ample parking, RV hook-ups, bathrooms, vendors, live music and more. 

April 8

WATCH PARTY AT THE EIFFEL
@ Love Civic Center

Enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at the most photographed location in Paris, Texas!

With ample parking, RV hook-ups, bathrooms, vendors, live music and more. 

April 8

REMEMBER YOUR EXPERIENCE

Official Paris Solar Eclipse Merch and Keepsakes

All Official Merch will be available at The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce and DeadCat Media in downtown Paris, Texas. 
Limited Stock!

The Nitty Gritty

Never forget the moment your life changed during the Paris Solar Eclipse with this one!

PSE STATS

VINTAGE STYLE

All things Paris in one T-Shirt. From our famous Eiffel Tower to our historic downtown, it's all here!

VINTAGE PSE

PSE Cap

Available in a variety of styles and colors. Remember your experience and take one home with you!

PSE CAP

STAY HERE

Park the RV and experience the Solar Eclipse with the best view in town.

RV SPOTS

at the Love Civic Center

The Love Civic Center is neighbors with our world famous Eiffel Tower. If you’re looking for the best place to stay during the Paris Solar Eclipse then look no further. 

Events on Site: Paris Steak Wars Pre-Party, Paris Steak Wars, and Monday Eclipse Watch Party. 

There are limited spots available ranging from $150-$250 a night with a 3 night minimum. 

Book online at the link below.

 

Hampton INN

3563 NE Loop 286, Paris, Texas 75460
Call for Pricing 903-784-6536
  • FREE Parking on Site
  • Quick Access to Loop 286
  • Reception for Guests
Hotel

TAKE IT EASY

Historical Guest House in Paris, Texas
$350 Nightly Visit AirBNB for More Info
  • FREE Parking On Site
  • Private Backyard
  • Garden View
AirBNB

Choctaw Casino

Grant, Oklahoma Near Paris, Texas
Click for pricing multiple room types available
  • No Minimum Stay
  • Amenity Package
  • Free Eclipse Glasses
HOTEL

Chefs 45 Ranch

In Bairdstown, Texas
$500 214-770-6725
  • 4 Nights, Flat Rate
  • Self Contained RV Spots
  • Full Totality Parking
RV Spaces

Best Land Cattle

Primitive RV/Camping
$250 Nightly
  • 3 Night Min, 4 Night Max
  • Self Contained RV Spots
  • Full Totality Parking
RV Spaces
Open Spaces
Big Magnolia Ranch
$300 3 Night Minimum, 4th Night Free
  • Wide Open Spaces
  • 25’ X 40’ RV Spaces
  • Perfect for Eclipse Viewing
RV SPACES

L and K

Family Ranch
$500 903-272-6319 or 903-495-5045
  • No Minimum
  • Stay 3 days, get two free!
  • 25 Acres
RV Spaces

FAQ

A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. People located in the center of the Moon’s shadow when it hits Earth will experience a total eclipse. The sky will darken, as if it were dawn or dusk. Weather permitting, people in the path of a total solar eclipse can see the Sun’s corona, the outer atmosphere, which is otherwise usually obscured by the bright face of the Sun. A total solar eclipse is the only type of solar eclipse where viewers can momentarily remove their eclipse glasses (which are not the same as regular sunglasses) for the brief period of time when the Moon is completely blocking the Sun. The next total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be on April 8, 2024.

Source: NASA

You can expect increased traffic in our area on the roads as well as local businesses and restaurants. Most area schools are closed for the Eclipse (check with your school to confirm). There are many events planned throughout the weekend as well as watch parties in the area. Check out the “Events” tab and “Viewing Spots” tab to learn more. 

If you are hosting an event or would like to rent out RV/Camping spaces on your property please email chamber@paristexas.com to get listed on this site!

When it comes to the Eclipse, safety is key!

Check out this link to learn how to safely view the Eclipse.

4 Minutes & 3 Seconds in Paris, Texas