After hearing this term time and time again, I've finally had enough. Yes, Asheville is an amazing town full of art, music and great food. But why must people keep referring to it as the "Paris of the South?" The people using this term have obviously never been to Paris, or more likely, never left Asheville.
Why do we always have to compare places to other, more impressive places? Why not just leave Asheville as Asheville? If individuals must insist that Asheville is the "Paris of the South," then Brevard must be the "Chamonix of the East." Stupid.
— Adam Duchac