Paris does not get accepted into her dream school Harvard. Paris has a huge crush on Tristan, with whom she went to school since third grade (who only had eyes for Rory), and her mom pays her cousin Jacob to take her to the school dance in their sophomore year.Paris even breaks the news of Lorelai and Max's relationship just to get everyone to stop talking about her parents' (very public) divorce.Paris and Jamie take the next step into their relationship, leading to Paris worrying if she made the wrong decision and turns to Rory for support.She is rejected from Harvard and has a meltdown live on C-Span, believing that Harvard punished her for losing her virginity.She spends the next 5 days in bed, watching soaps, refusing to call anyone or see what other schools have accepted her.
Asher dies over the summer between their freshman and sophomore year and Paris spends the beginning of her sophomore year grieving for him and sets up a wake.
She and Rory say their goodbyes and hug while admitting that they spent most of the time hating each other.
Paris surprises Rory on her first day of Yale as her new roommate.
The Marais has any number of trendy shops and restaurants, as well as its own department store, the BHV Marais.
There are of course plenty of gay-owned bars, shops and clubs in the Marais, as it is France’s biggest gay district.