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Lesbian bars in Paris

Time Out’s guide to the best lesbian bars and pubs in the city

By Time Out editors |
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Paris is a European capital for all things gay and fabulous. The Marais is Paris's LGBT epicentre, but there are lesbian bars all around the city. Whether you're looking to share casual drinks, dance until dawn, or have a brush with a local Parisian, there's fun to be had any night of the week. 

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Les Taulières

18e arrondissement
5 out of 5 stars

This is one of Time Out's 100 best bars in Paris. Click here to see the full list. “Welcome to Toto’s! A bar where life pisses you off less” is how you are greeted by ‘Les Taulieres’ [the management], Catherine and Nathalie, a lesbian couple who manage this trendy micro-bar on the north face of the Montmartre mound... 

Bars and pubs, Wine bars

Rosa Bonheur

Buttes-Chaumont
4 out of 5 stars

This is one of Time Out's 100 best bars in Paris. Click here to see the full list.Bucolic delights reign at Rosa Bonheur, a bar set in a former guinguette in the heart of the Buttes Chaumont park. Its name loosely translates as ‘pink happiness’ but refers in particular to 19th-century French painter and sculptor ‘Rosa Bonheur’, famous for her depictions of animals... 

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Bars and pubs, Café bars

La Champmeslé

2e arrondissement
4 out of 5 stars

Opened by Josy in the 1980’s, La Champmeslé is the oldest lesbian bastion in the capital and has retained the right to stay open until 4 o’clock in the morning. Boys as well as girls, trans, bi, and heteros are all welcome. Josy is always around and as hospitable as ever. Each month there are displays of new works by young artists... 

Clubs

Chez Moune

Saint-Georges
5 out of 5 stars

Unlike the majority of Parisian nightclubs, Chez Moune offers free entry, so there’s always a big queue outside. The music here is eclectic and trendy with an emphasis on electro-rock: do not miss the underground label nights from the likes of Katapult and Meant Records and after-shows from groups like CocoRosie... 

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Clubs

Chez Marie

10e arrondissement
4 out of 5 stars

Formerly O'Kubi bar, Chez Marie took on the name of its proprietor in late 2014. Located just off the Place Sainte-Marthe, the venue attracts a steady flow of regulars from Tuesday to Saturday. Its popularity is deserved: the staff are delightful, the prices unbeatable (during happy hour from 6pm-9pm, pints are €2.50, cocktails €5... 

Bars and pubs

Le 3W Kafé

Le Marais
3 out of 5 stars

A convivial place where beautiful women go to have a drink, meet other women and listen to good music. There's a small dance space in the basement, and a number of theme nights every month. The three Ws stand for 'women with women'.

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Le So What!

Le Marais
3 out of 5 stars

Principally a hang-out for more mature gay women, there's no descrimination here and everyone can enjoy the DJ sets and well-balanced mojitos. Open until 4am on Fridays and Saturdays.

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