Parys Tourism

Parys (pronounced /ˈpɑːreɪs/) is a town situated on the banks of the Vaal River in the Free State province of South Africa. The name of the town is the Afrikaans translation of Paris. The name was given by a German surveyor named Schilbach who had participated in the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War and the location next to the Vaal reminded him of Paris on the River Seine. The area of Parys also includes the two townships Tumahole and Schonkenville.


Planning a vacation to Parys in South Africa? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. The nearest major city to Parys is Johannesburg. Johannesburg is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Apartheid Museum, Carlton Centre Observation Deck, Museum Africa. Popular vacation packages of Parys are of 1-2 days.

Parys Trip Planner

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