Gay Paris Guide 2020 - gay bars, clubs, saunas & more - Travel Gay

Paris – a city with a rich heritage, adorned with famous landmarks, museums, great cuisine and home to one of Europe’s largest gay scenes.

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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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Hotel François Premier

Beautiful décor. Close to top sights.

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Paris : 4-star

Stylish rooms.

Hotel Duo Paris

Stylish rooms. Near gay bars & clubs in Le Marais.

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Paris : 4-star

Gay-popular choice.

Hotel du Petit Moulin

Gay-popular choice. Stylish décor. Near the gay scene.

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Paris : 4-star

Cutting-edge design.

W Paris – Opéra

Cutting-edge design. Great location. Popular with gay guests.

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Paris : 5-star


Hotel Jules & Jim

Gay-popular. Stylish hotel. Walk to gay bars.

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Paris : -star

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Champs-Élysées / District 8
world-famous avenue with boutiques, cafés and luxury shops

Le Marais gay village / Temple / District 3
Paris city centre, home of the main gay scene, nightlife and shops

Louvre / District 1
central area, close to popular attractions and gay scene

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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.

Gay Paris is a city of pleasure. The food, the art and the nightlife attract vast numbers of tourists every year. Paris has long been one of the world’s most visited cities. Its culture has helped to shape the world.

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Paris Events

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

 |  | 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 | 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 Paris Today

Bear's Games - bears & wolves

 | Full Metal

Kinky Room

 | Le Dépôt

Tie Party

 | L’Impact

Embutidos - bear night

 | El Hombre

Naked or Jockstrap

 | Sun City

Karaoke Party - from 9pm

 | The LABO

Sneaker Party

 | Mec Zone

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One of the most famous and centrally located gay bars with a big crowd spilling on to...


Gay bar with a popular but small basement dance floor. Freedj gets very crowded on the weekend,...


Open Café

The meeting epicentre of the Paris gay scene.

Matinée Paris

One of the most popular gay dance venues in Paris.

3W Kafe Paris lesbian bar

3W Kafe

One of the few lesbian bars in Paris, 3W Kafe is a women-only bar but men can come in if they have...

So What Paris lesbian bar

So What

Cosy lesbian bar in Paris’ Le Marais district. The space is small, and staff are friendly....

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