Major tourist attractions like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, numerous castles and, its renowned food, wines and fashion, make France the most popular tourist destination in the world.

Nice and Montpellier are the major gay destinations along the Mediterranean coast, other interesting cities are Toulouse and Bordeaux in the southwest, Grenoble and Annecy in the Alps, Nantes and Lille in the North and Lyon in the center. Gay life does exist all over in France, even outside the cities and it is definitely not limited to Paris and Marais. The French genuinely like gay people, so you should feel welcome everywhere… 

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Ah le gay Paris! While France may seem on the somewhat conservative side, Paris is the gayest city in the country, with Le Marais neighborhood being at the heart of gay life in Paris. Le Marais (French for ‚the Marsh’) is a beautiful, historic district in the center of Paris, in the 3rd and 4th arrondissements of the French capital. Since the 1980s, Le Marais has been the soul of gay Paris, and it is recognized as one of the most LGBTQ-friendly destinations in Europe. Parisian campaigners celebrated in Le Marais after the Gay Marriage bill passed on April, 2013. Each year, the area is also the meeting point for thousands of Paris Gay Pride participants. 

Le Marais very much has a medieval vibe to it, with narrow streets and architectural masterpieces. Gay bars and lesbian cafés, restaurants, nightclubs, sex-clubs and more can all be found here, mostly near the southwestern section of Le Marais, next to the City Hall (Paris was the first capital to elect an openly gay mayor, Bertrand Delanoë in 2001) and in the Jewish district, along Rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie, Rue du Temple and Rue des Archives.

Le Marais is home to dozens of gay and gay-friendly establishments and a vibrant nightlife with plenty of gay restaurants such as Who’s, 4Pat (gay-themed pasta), Des Gars dans la Cuisine, Tata Burger or Les Marronniers, gay bars (Raidd Bar, Open Café, Cox; FreedDJ), a gay bookstore and even a gay baker (check these penis-shaped baguettes!), popular gay sex shops, nightclubs, hair salons, gyms, gay saunas and some raunchy sex-clubs like the world-famous Le Depot – a must-visit.

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Ideally located in the heart of Europe, France is the gay-friendly destination par excellence. We invite you to discover Paris and the spectacularly varied regions of France, its cultural treasures, breathtaking beauty and diversity of attractions. It offers mountain ranges, coastlines like in Brittany or along the Mediterranean Sea, cities with a rich cultural heritage, châteaux (castles) like Versailles, countryside, vineyards in Burgundy or Provence.

Paris, the capital city of France attracts tourists with museums such as the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay, the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and cathedral of Notre-Dame and dozens of other attractions, for example, Disneyland Paris.

In the eastern parts of France there are skiing resorts in the Alps. Other notable cities are Avignon with the Popes‘ palace, Arles, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Nice, Orléans, Saint-Benoît-du-Sault on the Loire River, Toulouse on the Garonne, Strasbourg on the border with Germany, Nantes and Lyon.

France’s tourist industry, however, is not limited to the towns and cities, Paris and the Alpine ski resorts. All over France rental accommodations and hotels are available. For example, the English like to spend their summers in the Dordogne valley, the Spanish vacation in Biarritz and St Jean de Luz on the Basque coast, and the Irish often visit Lourdes.

France’s Mediterranean beaches in the French Riviera, Languedoc-Roussillon, or Corsica, are famous. The great touristic potential of French Polynesia (especially Tahiti) and Caribbean islands (Martinique, Guadeloupe and others) are very attractive.

France offers a high-speed train service called TGV (train à grande vitesse) as well as regional services, both operated by the SNCF.

Ideally located in the heart of Europe, France is the gay-friendly destination par excellence. We invite you to discover Paris and the spectacularly varied regions of France, its cultural treasures, breathtaking beauty and diversity of attractions. It offers mountain ranges, coastlines like in Brittany or along the Mediterranean Sea, cities with a rich cultural heritage, châteaux (castles) like Versailles, countryside, vineyards in Burgundy or Provence.

Paris, the capital city of France attracts tourists with museums such as the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay, the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and cathedral of Notre-Dame and dozens of other attractions, for example, Disneyland Paris.

In the eastern parts of France there are skiing resorts in the Alps. Other notable cities are Avignon with the Popes‘ palace, Arles, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Nice, Orléans, Saint-Benoît-du-Sault on the Loire River, Toulouse on the Garonne, Strasbourg on the border with Germany, Nantes and Lyon.

France’s tourist industry, however, is not limited to the towns and cities, Paris and the Alpine ski resorts. All over France rental accommodations and hotels are available. For example, the English like to spend their summers in the Dordogne valley, the Spanish vacation in Biarritz and St Jean de Luz on the Basque coast, and the Irish often visit Lourdes.

France’s Mediterranean beaches in the French Riviera, Languedoc-Roussillon, or Corsica, are famous. The great touristic potential of French Polynesia (especially Tahiti) and Caribbean islands (Martinique, Guadeloupe and others) are very attractive.

France offers a high-speed train service called TGV (train à grande vitesse) as well as regional services, both operated by the SNCF.

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About Paris and its gay life

Paris is certainly one of the top 3 travel destinations in Europe, and for the author of these lines it is the most beautiful one. Considering how many wonderful cities in Europe had been destroyed in the last war and didn’t gain their former beauty and fame, yet, after 70 years, Paris is truly a treasure and miracle.

You could stay in Paris for months or visit Paris again and again, and you would still see other beautiful and interesting spots if you explore the city with curiosity and open eyes. Just stroll around a bit and do not only follow the routes in your travel guide book.

If you come to Paris not only to visit the Louvre and other sights but wanna dive into the Parisian life, then try to avoid August. Many Parisians take their long vacations in August and some companies are even completely closed. In the gay scene even the most popular gay clubs and bars won’t be very crowded or will be empty or closed.

The gay center of Paris is the Marais, an old district in the 4th arrondissement of Paris with adorable, narrow streets breathing centuries-old history. You’ll find a lot of gay bars, cafes and shops here, as well as plenty of gay-friendly restaurants, most of them quite close to each other, creating a bit of a ghetto atmosphere.

Gay Parisians can be a bit difficult when it comes to flirting. If you dare to show your interest to somebody in a direct way, you could easily be seen as too needy, too easy or too cheap. Our two euro cents of advice: don’t waste your time with behaviour research to understand the rituals and peculiarities of flirting in the gay scene of Paris. Just do it your own way and don’t take the Parisian rudeness personally.

Besides, it is often said that Parisian guys come and stick in groups. Exploring Paris with friends can really make a difference, both at day and at night.

The annual gay highlight in the French capital is the Paris Gay Pride in summer, called ›Marche des Fiert�s LGBT‹ in France.

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Paris ist ohne Zweifel eines der attraktivsten Reiseziele in Europa, und f�r den Autor dieser Zeilen ist es die sch�nste Stadt Europas. Wenn man bedenkt, wie viele wunderbare St�dte im letzten Krieg zerst�rt wurden und ihre alte Sch�nheit auch nach 70 Jahren nicht wieder erlangt haben, dann muss Paris fast wie ein Wunder erscheinen.

Selbst wenn man monatelang in Paris gelebt hat oder Paris schon viele Male besucht hat, kann man immer wieder neue sch�ne und interessante Dinge in den Stra�en entdecken, wenn man die Stadt mit Neugier und offenen Augen durchstreift.

Wer Paris nicht nur wegen des Louvres und anderer Sehensw�rdigkeiten besucht, sondern auch in das Pariser Leben eintauchen m�chte, sollte den August vermeiden. Viele Pariser nehmen im August ihre langen Ferien und manche Firmen schlie�en auch komplett in dieser Zeit. Auch in der schwulen Szene sind die meisten Clubs, Bars, Saunas usw. dann nur sp�rlich besucht (falls sie �berhaupt ge�ffnet haben).

Das schwule Zentrum von Paris ist der Stadtteil Marais, ein altes Viertel im 4. Arrondissement mit romantischen, engen Stra�en, die jahrhundertealte Geschichte atmen. Hier haben sich viele schwule Bars und gayfreundliche Gesch�fte, Caf�s und Restaurants etabliert. Die meisten liegen sehr nahe beieinander, was zu einer ausgepr�gten Ghetto-Atmosph�re gef�hrt hat – mit all ihren Vor- und Nachteilen.

Die M�nner in Paris k�nnen beim Flirten �brigens reichlich kompliziert sein. Interesse an jemandem direkt zu zeigen wird schnell als zu willig und billig abgetan. Wir k�nnen nur empfehlen, nicht zu viel Zeit mit Verhaltensforschung zu vergeuden, um die Balzrituale der Pariser M�nner zu verstehen. Flirtet einfach auf eure Weise und nehmt distanziertes Verhalten nicht pers�nlich.

Ein anderes Ph�nomen ist, dass die meisten Pariser Schwulen bevorzugt in der Gruppe ausgehen und auch in Bars und Clubs die meiste Zeit zusammenh�ngen. In Paris trifft es deshalb mehr noch als in anderen St�dten zu, dass es mehr Spa� macht, die Stadt zusammen mit Freunden zu erkunden – bei Tag wie bei Nacht.

J�hrlicher queerer H�hepunkt in der franz�sischen Hauptstadt ist der Gay Pride Ende Juni oder Anfang Juli, in Frankreich ›Marche des Fiert�s LGBT‹ genannt.

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About Nice and its gay life

Nice is a millennia-old port city on the French Mediterranean coast, just a few kilometers from Monaco and Italy, and the fifth largest city in France with a population of about 340,000. (Including the surrounding area, there are about one million inhabitants).

Favored by the mild Mediterranean climate in winter and the protected location of the city, Nice became a popular destination as early as the 19th century, initially especially among wealthy Englishmen and the European high nobility. Evidence of this era are the famous Promenade des Anglais and the luxurious Hotel Negresco.

Writers and artists such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Anton Chekhov, Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall also lived and worked here for a time. As an art metropolis and the cultural center of the C�te d’Azur, Nice today offers numerous renowned art museums, major music events and diverse architecture.

Annual highlights and queer events in Nice are, among others, the carnival in February, the Pink Parade in summer and two LGBT film festivals.

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Spread your wings in Gay Paris

Don’t be afraid to leave Le Marais and explore the rest of gay Paris: visit Montmartre, the Champs Elysées, or the Eiffel Tower, spend time at the Louvre Museum and Notre Dame. Enjoy a typical dish like in a cute restaurant, drink a café in a neighborhood bar, or unwind in one of many gay saunas. And when night comes, check out our Gay Guide Paris: you’ll find hundreds of gay bars, clubs, restaurants and saunas spread all over the city, making Paris gay life a delight to discover. 

Next to Le Marais, Les Halles is another very gay-friendly area in Paris. Along the Rue des Lombards and around, Les Halles used to be the main Paris gay area before Le Marais. Le Banana Café, the Sly Bar, La Boite, and The Labo are only some of the Paris gay bars waiting for you with happy hour and go-go dancers!Consider a trip to gay Paris in late June, and enjoy the two craziest days Le Marais has to offer: Fête de la Musique on June 21, is a hedonistic celebration of summer with a huge outdoor party in the very center of the gay area; and a few days later, Paris Gay Pride on the last Saturday of June. Paris Gay Pride, locally called Marche des Fiertés, is France’s biggest pride event. Paris gay men make this city a really unique destination. So make sure to put Paris on your gay travel bucket list, and make it all the better with a misterb&b Paris stay. Choose from cozy apartments, entire apartments, or swish gay and gay-friendly hotels, and enjoy everything the City of Light has to offer. Vive la France!

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Paris has all of the elements one needs for a fabulous vacation: romance, history, culture, and a population who embody la joie de vivre. Men sipping espresso at sidewalk cafes, women walking their canine companions down the wide avenue of Les Champs-Elysees, or couples frolicking carelessly around l’Arc de Triomphe, nothing is finer than a trip to Paris!

The center of gay Paris is the Marais, an old district in the 4th Arrondissement of Paris with lovely, narrow streets breathing centuries-old history. You’ll find a good deal of gay bars, cafés and shops here, as well as plenty of gay-friendly eateries. The Marais is right in the heart of Paris where you’ll find plenty of activities and things to do, walking distance to some of Paris‘ best museums anad culture. The close-knit community of the Marais makes it a lively and happening place to explore both at night and during the day.

Paris was the first European capital to vote in an openly gay mayor, and the city recently has hosted a number of important LGBTQ events, including the Gay Games in 2018.

Paris Gay Scene

Paris offers the gay traveler excellent nightlife and a comfortable atmosphere. The gay scene keeps its home in Le Marais, where you will find gay bars, restaurants, cafes, and shops. But while Le Marais is the heart of gay Paris, you’ll find gay-friendly venues throughout the city. Club Banana Café has been around for ages, and while it hasn’t changed with the times, it remains popular in the Les Halles district. In Le Marais, sneak into Le Duplex for some quiet conversation, or be seen on the gayest terrace in town at Les Marronniers. French gays will be more than happy to stutter out their English – as long as you attempt to butcher French. Don’t expect them to know English, make an effort, and it will go a long way towards making a new friend! Lesbians are well looked after in Paris such as at Les 3W Kafé. Explore more lesbian travel tip for Paris in this gay travel diary.

While Paris is quite literally a city of love, the Paris pride festival (Marche des Fiertés) is not as international or as big as other European capitals, but it is the biggest LGBTQ event of the year in France.

When to Visit Paris

To maximize your croissant-nibbling, coffee-sipping, people-watching café time, we suggest visiting Gay Paris any time throughout the summer season when you will find that it is not too crowded since many Parisians are away for vacation. June is a fantastic time to be in Paris with the best weather, though you might run into large tourist crowds and long lines at tourist hotspots like The Louvre or Eiffel Tower. Visit in the summer for La Marche des Fiertés, the annual gay pride parade and festival in Paris. Paris Plage is a must-see in the summer when the borders of the River Seine are transformed into a beach promenade.

Expect to bundle up on French winter days as the temperature can be quite cold, but rarely will it drop below freezing. The spring and autumn months are comfortable, but of course quite unpredictable! October hosts the Nuit Blanche cultural festival, where artists add their creative energy to the city and makes a fine time to visit. But in the colder months, there is still plenty to see and experience in Paris, even if it’s just enjoying an afternoon at a typical Parisian cafe.

Paris Gay-Friendly Activities & Attractions

Paris has been carefully planned for pedestrians with wide beautiful boulevards, manicured parks, and a dense network of public transportation. The Metro, buses, and trains, all allow easy access to destinations throughout the city and surrounding countryside. A map is highly recommended, as the serpentine streets lined with picturesque cafes, can easily cause visitors to lose themselves. Though that’s part of the joy of being a tourist in Paris. The city is divided into 20 arrondissements, or districts, that spiral clockwise out from the city center, like the shell of l’escargot. Here are some of our favorite things to do in Paris

On Monday, April 15, 2019, flames overtook the beloved landmark and religious site in Paris. All of our eyes were on Paris as a touching video of a crowd gathered near the Notre Dame to sing „Ave Maria“ and pay their respects to this beloved piece of history and culture. We at the are saddened by the damage and destruction done to this architectural treasure, but also encouraged by the fact that part of the cathedral was able to be saved, according to Paris Tourism, and by the fact that so many people have rallied to support the rebuilding of this iconic 800-year-old structure. In 2018, we named Paris the first GayTravel Approved® city in Europe, and our love has not faltered one bit. Paris, we stand with you through this tragedy and look forward to the day when the Notre Dame will be restored to her former glory! Even if you cannot visit the Notre Dame Cathedral while it undergoes renovations, you can still visit the banks of the River Seine to view it from a distance.

While The Louvre is the largest art collection in Paris (and the world), the Centere Pompidou museum shouldn’t be left off your radar while visiting Paris. The museum has an impressive collection of modern and contempoary art, many by openly LGBTQ artists. Check their exhibitions, as the museum regularly puts on exhibitions related to social and political causes.

Paris is famously a town for writers, poets, and artists, and it seems so many famous creatives throughout history have called Paris home at some point. Les Mots a la Bouche is a legendary booksstore in the Marais neighborhood which specializes in LGBTQ literature, community events, and more.

Paris Gay-Friendly Dining

Orchards, patios, clubs, boutiques, and above all, a dining area with a dozen venues offering ethically-produced world cuisines, the Ground Control market is one of the coolest spots in Paris, especially on a summer night. On weekends, it feels more like a club, though with lots of indendent food vendors with the highest quality foods and drinks available.

Under a great skylight and in a beautiful setting full of fresh plants, chef David Lanher creates a generous and convivial atmosphere with creative French cuisine on the menu.

For a unique dining experience in Paris, Le Flow is a restaurant on a boat! Located on the Left Bank, le Flow combines dinner, a theatre, and a rooftop all on a spacious barge anchored on the River Seine with a view of Pont Alexandre III.

Paris Gay-Friendly Bars & Nightlife

Most of the gay nightlife in Paris takes place in Le Marais—which on a summer weekend night, comes alive with bar-hoppers, both local and tourists.

One of the most iconic gay bars in Paris, RAIDD is a popular late-night club with regular DJs spinning tunes late into the night. The crowds here vary, but the real attraction are the go-go-dancers that dance in a rain room behind a waterfall.

Just a short walk from Le Marais, Duplex is a more cozy and comfortable gay bar where you might be able to strike up a conversation with a stranger. The crowd here is a bit more bohemian than the Le Marais bars and you’re more likely to here Morissey than Lady Gaga from the DJ.

Cox is the quintessentially Parisian Le Marais gay bar, with big windows for people-watching and often a crowd that spills out onto the streets. Come for happy hour for the best crowds and better opportunities to meet locals. 

The vast majority of Paris is gay-friendly and travelers will have no problems holding hands or kissing a partner while outside. Like other European cities, Paris is relatively safe for most travelers, though with increased political and international issues universal across Europe, take care with your belongings and be aware of the surroundings. Most tourist neighborhoods in Paris are safe to visit, though be aware that petty crimes are common on the Paris metro subway.

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Paris is a great destination for gay travellers. Its gay district, Le Marais, is one of the best and most glamorous gay districts in the world. You’ll find some of the world’s best-dressed people wandering its streets, and many excellent boutique shops and restaurants. Most of the gay bars in Le Marais can be found on Rue des Archives.

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