No Destination: Paris, Kentucky & the French

Kentucky's French Connection
Flag of the Fleur-de-Lis, Paris, Ky.
Several months ago, I debated with a family member Kentucky's French connections. They believed there were few, if any, connections. Then I began the list. The Governor's Mansion (Marie Antoinette's Petit Trianon). The Capitol (grand staircase modeled after that in the Paris Opera). Louisville (named after King Louis XVI). Versailles (no explanation necessary).

Our famed export, bourbon, is named after the House of Bourbon which was the noble line which ruled France for a couple centuries prior to losing their heads in the French Revolution. Also drawing this name is Bourbon County, of which Paris (again, no explanation necessary) is the county seat.

Flying in Paris is the flag bearing three fleur-de-lis which is the the modern French coat of arms.

Anyway, there is a strong Franco-Kentucky connection. And its strongest point is in Paris.
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