The Parisian attitude toward sexual preferences is VERY relaxed and very pragmatic. Vending machines for condoms have recently been installed in high schools. You also find condom vending machines at Metro stations. When it comes to Paris nightlife, the Parisian scene abounds with transformist night clubs, and after hours clubs with a predominantly gay flavor. The annual Gay Pride Parade gets bigger and better each year.
Paris’s official tourist office site offers a listing of gay-friendly hotels and suggestions for your stay in the “City of Love.” Here is a city where you can walk hand-in-hand and feel truly at home.
Paris’s Marais district may be considered the epicenter of Paris’s gay community, but you’ll find that this city has plenty to offer gay visitors, especially when it comes to nightlife in various arrondissements, so don’t limit yourself to just one neighborhood. Some of Paris’s hottest night spots are gay-oriented.
Paris-gay.com provides an ample selection of bars, clubs and cafes to help you find the party.
Gay Night Clubs and After Hours Clubs
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The club scene changes quickly in Paris. Some gay clubs such as Queen have mainstreamed and new clubs pop up on the horizon. One of the best ways to keep track of party events is to log on to www.paris-plaisir.com (especially if you read a little French!).
Recently Le Madam has been receiving a lot of publicity. Although Parisgirl has yet to get there for a review, try to catch one of the events sponsored by Paris-plaisir with a FREE admission!!
128 rue La Boetie, 75008
Metro: Franklin Roosevelt, Saint Phillipe-du-Roule
Phone : 33 1 40 20 98 59.
Open from 11:00 pm to 05:00 am
Open from 11:00 pm to 06:00 am on vendredis and Saturdays.
33 rue des Petits Champs, 75001
Described by www.paris-gay.com as being a small and friendly spot, you might want to start off here. Described by Parismarais.com as ‘outdated, hysterical and friendly, the anti-fashion victim club for real people’ . . . is this perhaps the antidote to Fashion Week in Paris?
Rue des Petits Champs 75002 Paris – Metro Etienne Marcel
Outdated, hysterical and friendly, the anti-fashion victim club for real people…
Les Folies Pigalle
11, Place Pigalle, 75009
The later you get here the better. Described by some as ‘outrageous’ or simply ‘naughty’ by others. You decide.
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