Bourbon County is home to some of the world's finest thoroughbred farms that are home to some of the best horses the racing industry has ever seen. Getting up close and personal with some of the majestic animals is part of every day life when you live in Bourbon County. Have that same experience on a horse farm tour or just drive around our country roads through the most beautiful horse farms Kentucky has to offer.
From small batch bourbon to hand made soap, fine cuisine to taco stands, antiques to barber shops and everything in between. Downtown Paris is evolving into the kind of place you want to spend your day. With a diversity in businesses like nowhere else, Downtown Paris is becoming a standout destination for day trippers and weekend get-a-ways alike. You can find just about any style of food up and down our main street, combine that with our mix of shopping and it's easy to see why Paris is on everyone's to do list.
Covering 292 square miles, Bourbon County rests in the heart of the Bluegrass Region. Rolling hills and quiet streams are part of every corner of our county. Quaint horse farms fit right in with the big ones. Cattle, corn, and tobacco all still play an important part. History is evident at every turn and still present in every day life. Three minutes in any direction leaving Paris will get you into some of the most beautiful countryside east of the Mississippi. Drive around yourself and you will quickly see the difference.