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The 65-foot-tall Eiffel Tower replica in Paris, Texas. By Stan WilliamsOn July 5, Thousands of multinational cyclists begin the arduous 3,500-kilometer race from Brest to Paris, France, in the 95th Tour de France.  In Paris, Texas, however, most cyclists like their pedal-pushing a little more leisurely: The 24thAnnual Tour de Paris Bike Rally kicksoff July 19 with distances ranging from 15 to 100 kilometers.  Also in Paris, the grounds surrounding the 65-foot tall Eiffel Tower replica make a nice spot for a picnic, perhaps on July 14 in honor of Bastille Day.  Mais oui! Three area sandwich shops—24th Street Café, Sandwich, Etc., and the Texas Belle—can set you up with everything from croissants to baguette sandwiches. Remember: This repast is BYOB—Bring Your Own Blanket.  See www.paristexas.com.  —L.M.

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