Paris Gay Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Paris for Gay travellers

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 What can I find in this Gay Travel Guide ?

Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated gay travel guide, to help you easily plan your next gay holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top gay bars, gay events, and other gay hots-pots, as well as gay-friendly Hotels to stay!


13 Hotels for Gay travellers in Paris


Gay Tips

Paris surprises its gay and lesbian visitors with the intense presence of the LGBT community in every aspect of the social life. The members of the gay community of Paris support that they are smoothly embedded into the mainstream society and they don’t face any exclusion issues.  Additionally, showing tenderness to each other in public is very common.

The gay scene of Paris is centered in Les Marais, one of the most cosmopolitan areas of Paris, packed with boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants. The majority of the gay venues are located near the streets Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie and Rue des Archives.

Paris is the home of a wide diversity of gay bars where you can have a drink and socialize with gay locals and travellers. The most popular gay bars in Paris are RAIIDD Bar, COX, Open Cafe, Le Who's, Quetzal, CUD, freedj, SPYCE, One Way, MicMan Bar, Les Souffleurs, Ze Baar, Duplex, Cafe Voulez-Vous, El Hombre, Banana Cafe, Bears' Den, SLY Bar, The LABO, and Le Velvet.

The majority of the gay clubs in Paris are closed during the summer so several regular parties usually take a break as well, thus checking the clubs before visiting the city is essential. Popular gay parties in Paris are SCREAM, beardrop at YOYO, Doctor Love at Club Haussman, La Nuit des Follivores, Black Blanc Beur and Trou Aux Biches.

Culture lovers consider going to Les Mots a la Bouche, a gay bookshop with a great variety of gay literature, magazines, and videos.

Paris is said to have one of the most popular and biggest gay cruising club scenes in Europe. Most of the gay cruising clubs are located in Les Marais but there are also many others dispersed through the city. The gay cruising clubs in Paris are Full Metal, Le Depot, Krash, SecteurX, La MINE, L'Impact, Blue Square, E20 Entre Deux Eaux, BUNKER Paris, Le Next, Le Keller, Mec Zone, and Le Mensch.

There is a big range of gay saunas in Paris with all the advanced spa facilities like hammam rooms, Finish saunas, private cabins, play zones, mazes, dark rooms etc. They usually get really busy on Sunday afternoons to evenings while the peak hours during the week are from 5pm to 8pm. Popular gay saunas in Paris include Sun City, Gym Louvre Paris, Key West Sauna, KING Sauna, and TiL'T Sauna.

Paris, The Most Romantic Gay Destination in Europe!

Paris is one of the biggest and most gay-friendly cities in Europe, visited by thousands of gay travelers every year. The locals are actually very open-minded and the local gay community is active and open. There is also a gay memorial stone for at the intersection of Rue Montorgueil and Rue Backaumont, where a gay couple was burned to death for being gay.

The best time to visit Paris, based on the weather conditions, is from June to August. But, during this period, Paris gets also packed with tourists. September - October, and April - May are also great months to visit Paris when the crowds are much less than in high season, and the prices are relatively lower. Since it's a romantic city, Paris is a top pick for valentine's day as well!

The gay scene of Paris is highly organized, and it is centered in Le Marais, Paris' historical area.  In Le Marais, you will find various gay venues, including the top gay bars of the city, gay venues to enjoy casual drinks, gay clubs to dance until dawn, as well as gay hotspots for the naughtier gay travelers!

Paris is literally packed with gay events, which are spread through the year. In January, the LGBT Festival des cultures, in March the Festival International du film de femmes and the Queer Weekin June the Gay Pride Parade, in July the Lesbian Book Fair, in October the Existrans Parade, and in November the Paris International Lesbian & Feminist Film Festival, the Cheries-Cheris, and the Marais Film Festival.

Gay Accommodation in Paris | Gay Guest-Houses, Gay Hostels & Gay-Friendly Hotels

Paris is packed with gay-only hotels, hostels and guest-houses, the majority of which are located nearby the gay area of Les Marais. A couple of popular gay-only hotels in Paris are Gay Guesthouse Giovanni's room Paris, and La Chambre Parisienne

Of course, almost all of the hotels around Paris are actually gay-friendly, while the gay-friendly hotels near Les Marais are frequented by gay travelers. Find some gay friendly hotels, as well as the top gay places around them here!

Gay Bars, Gay Clubs & Other Major Hotspots for Gay Travelers in Paris!


Paris has an organized gay scene, which is centered in Le Marais, the historic area of Paris. In Le Marais, you will find various gay venues, including the top gay bars of the city, gay venues to enjoy casual drinks, gay clubs to dance until dawn, as well as gay hotspots for the naughtier gay travelers!

Places & Things to do
for Gay travellers

Shopping Center

Beaugrenelle Paris

food court , fashion & style , shoes , accessories , clothing , beauty & personal care , furniture & décor , food & drinks , jewellery , designer clothing , bags & purses , leather goods

Pastry Shop

Des Gâteaux Et Du Pain

sweet & desserts , traditional recipes

Shopping Center

Galerie Commerciale Passy Plaza

shoes , bags & purses , accessories , clothing , leather goods , furniture & décor , food court , food & drinks , kids entertainment


The Eiffel Tower

sightseeing , kids entertainment


Musée Marmottan

sightseeing , kids entertainment


Musée De L'Armée

sightseeing , kids entertainment


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How to get there

  • By car
  • By air
  • By bus
  • By train

Move around

  • Metro
  • Uber
  • Taxi
  • Buses

Ideal for

  • City breaks
  • Honeymoon & wedding
  • Sightseeing
  • Business events
  • Weekends
  • Performances & theaters
  • Business fairs
  • Clubbing
  • Festivals
  • Fine-dining
  • Event travel
  • Family holidays
  • Art & culture
  • Lgbt holidays
  • Wine tasting
  • Couples holidays

Destination Type

  • City

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