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Gay Île-de-France

Known as the “Paris Region”, Île de France encompasses Paris where you’ll find one of the world’s largest gay scenes. Île-de-France is also home to the palaces of Versailles and Fontainebleau.

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LGBT Rights in France

Homosexual activityLegal Since 1791
Same-sex marriageLegal Since 2013
LGBT discriminationIllegal Since 2004
Equal age of consentEqual Since 1982

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Île-de-France Events

 | Paris | 06-Jun-2020 This event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. It will take place now Saturday 12th June 2021. Ple...

 | Docks Eiffel, Pullman and Gibus Club Paris | 27-Jun-2020 Paris’s premium Pride event typically takes place over the final weekend in June. As one of the big...

 | various venues Paris | 2020-Jun This event has been postponed due to the Coronavirus. Please check the official website for further detai...

 | Various Paris | 19-Oct-2020 Existrans has been going since 1997. This is the Trans Pride event of Paris. Check their website for more...

 | Paris | 29-Oct-2020 until 01-Nov-2020 The international lesbian and feminist film festival 2020 is reserved for a female audience. It brings to...

 | Châtelet - Les Halles Paris | 16-Nov-2020 until 26-Nov-2020 Chéries Chéris festival is Paris’ biggest film festival for LGBT+ cinema. “Lola to the sea&...

Gay Parties & Events in Île-de-France Today

 | COX Paris | 28-May-2020 until 31-May-2020 Paris Fetish 2020 is the biggest gay fetish event in France. The opening event will be at COX in Le Marai...

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Le Marais


 | Le Marais is Paris’s historic gay district. Most of the lesbian bars in Paris are located...



 | Saint-Germain-des-Prés is an upmarket district in Paris. Home to some of Paris’s oldest...

8th arrondissement of Paris


 | The 8th arrondissement of Paris is a chic neighbourhood in the city that is defined by iconic...

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