Paris is definitely Summer’s Gay Destination par excellence.
The striking Paris Gay Pride (Marche des Fiertés) takes place yearly at the end of June. This gay parade joins even hundreds of thousands of people walking and getting fun in a lively and colorful procession that breaks out into a dynamic party in the gay-friendly Paris-Marais district.
Gay-friendly Hotels in Paris
If you are planning to attend to the Paris LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Gay Pride, you could think about staying at the Hotel École Centrale, a charming hotel listed in the LGBT’s association, or the Murano Urban Resort, that offers guests a courtesy safe sex tray with various condoms. Both hotels located a stone’s-throw away from the Centre Georges Pompidou and the MK2 Beaubourg Cinéma, offering you a range of gay movies.
Le Marais: culture, shopping and gay nightlife
While getting around Le Marais, Victor Hugo’s House is worth-visiting, as well as Brancusi’s workshop, the European House of Photography, Arts et Métiers Museum, the Picasso Museum, and the Cognac-Jay Museum.
Paris Gai Village is a group of gay and lesbian professionals sharing the passion for the history and culture of the city, that will show you the sprightliest and most unique gay spots of the city.
When it comes to talk about nightlife, Le Marais is definitely the Paris area that firstly comes to your mind. Some tips on a perfect soirée in gay Paris: an intimate dinner or a cup of wine in Le Colimaçon, a drink in the Open Café and some dance in Raiddbar music bar. For party animals, the night goes on at Le Bains Douches.
Le Marais is not only known for its gay clubs but also for its alternative boutiques such as Rex Fetish, with vintage, leather, metal and latex clothes, as well as a range of accessories; Metamorph’ose with sexy dresses, for women, men and transgender; and IEM selling gay cinema, magazines, and exclusive dresses in leather and latex.
Photo of “Baguette Magique” French bread in Le Marais bakery shop window, Paris, by cameronparkins