LGBT Paris

Your guide to Paris’s best gay and lesbian events, clubs, bars and more

Nightlife

LGBTQ+ collectives and pop-up parties

Fabulous, fantastical LGBTQ+ alternative clubbing

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Lesbian bars in Paris

For casual drinks, to dance until dawn or have a brush with a local.

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Centre Gai et Lesbien

A multifunctional support centre and library.

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Music

Paris cabaret guide

Boobs, bums, boas and bubbly.

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Shopping for him and for her

Shopping

Best shops for menswear

Chic for chaps.

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Shopping

Lingerie and erotica stores

Put some ‘Ooh’ into your ‘là là’...

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Shopping

The best Paris markets

Books, antiques, organic produce and much more.

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Shopping

English language bookshops

Lovers of English literature in Paris, read on...

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Shopping

Concept stores

Floors and floors of style.

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Around town

Things to do

Marais and Beaubourg area guide

One of the hippest parts of the city, in no small part due to its popularity with the gay crowd.

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Film

Independent cinemas in Paris

Catch the best of Paris’s fantastic film culture.

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Hotels

Romantic hotels in Paris

Exclusive love nests, luxury suites and quirky hideaways to suit all budgets.

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Theatre

Theatre on a budget

Seeking out plays in Paris, but put off by the Odéon's €32 tickets? Not all is lost.

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Restaurants

The most romantic restaurants in Paris

Romantic evenings à deux, whatever your budget.

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Shopping

Les Mots à la Bouche

Gay fiction, non-fiction, magazines, and English-language books.

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Restaurants

Legay Choc

For that special occasion, try their penis-shaped loaf.

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Cinemas

Le Cinéma des Cinéastes

Festivals of classic, foreign, gay and documentary films. 

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Top gay bars in Paris

Bars and pubs

Les Souffleurs

Les Souffleurs is all about relaxation, refinement and modernity, a hip little gay bar in the centre of the Marais that would be difficult to spot if you didn’t already know it was there. Once inside, you almost feel that you’re in Berlin: hyper-styled barmen, classy décor and carefully selected music. In the daytime, it’s a quiet escape from the frenetic Marais, welcoming to groups and people going solo, settled comfortably in leather sofas. But the temperature goes up quickly at night...

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Bars and pubs

Le Spyce Bar

More than an essential gay bar and club in the Marais, Le Spyce is a rallying cry. You can’t miss it, the frontage ornamented with a huge screen that flashes up the name of the current night in rainbow colours. It gets boiling hot inside especially on weekends, with no a/c – it’s a young, happy, sweaty, undressed, excitable crowd, ready to dance and take people home on a whim. There’s an informal (read barely-there) dress code on the dance floor... 

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Bars and pubs

Banana Café

Banana Café, an institution the Les Halles neighbourhood, attracts a younger set of locals, suburban Parisians, and travellers who have strayed from the core gay scene of the Marais. With themed soirées, drag shows and go-go boys that could have taught Joséphine Baker a few moves, it’s a solid choice for any night on the town. The ground floor bar and adjacent terrace serve up happy hour drinks including €3 pints from 6-11pm, though service is far from attentive... 

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Bars and pubs

FreeDJ

If you want to dance, and claustrophobia is no issue, FreeDJ, right around the corner from Open Café, is a top choice for an all-nighter with no cover to pay. Upstairs, the bar and a foosball table occupy those looking to chat or share a cigarette in the glassed-in smoking room. Head downstairs and the intimate cellar welcomes those looking to hit the dance floor with like-minded gentlemen. Soirées like Wednesday’s RnB night keep the weeknights new and fresh... 

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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