You may be asking yourself, “Why would I want a gay tour of Paris?”
The answer is simple – you wouldn't. A gay guide, however, might be more useful.
Some companies propose gay tours of Paris that consist of just walking around the Marais neighborhood, looking at the gay bars and clubs dotting the streets. That’s not what we’re about.
So what do we bring to the table? As your gay locals in Paris, we've got insight to help create a Parisian experience, be it with a tour or a night out, that’s right for you, gay, straight, lesbian, or other.
1) Gay nightlife information: Many guides know a thing or two about going out in Paris, but few will be able to tell you which bars are great for having a drink with friends, for meeting other locals, or which are best for more salacious activities. We know what’s what and can send you to the bars and clubs that are the best for what you want, whether you’re looking for something specific or just want a fun gay bar to go to with your best girlfriend.
2) Talking openly and honestly: We don’t want you to feel like you have to hide something if you’re gay. We don’t want to either. Yes, there are places to buy personal lubricant, yes that’s a leather fetish store there, and yes there are bars with extensive back rooms. We’re chill – there’s enough to be uncomfortable about in Paris, your tour guide interactions shouldn't be on that list.
3) No ambiguity: Yes, we are gay. We live together. You are gay. Or you are straight. Or both. We don’t care. We just want to be clear. You won’t have to be traveling with your “roommate” with us, and if you’re straight, you won’t have to worry about us hitting on your wife or girlfriend.
4) Practical information for gay travelers: Recent news about Jewish and black Parisians being harassed may make you hesitate a bit. Is Paris really safe for gay travelers? Yes, but of course there are things to note, and we want to help make you feel comfortable and at ease. You can hold hands – usually. You can kiss in public – in most areas. We can also help with where to find something you're looking for and how to navigate Pairs. We know (almost) everything you’ll need for your stay.
5) Open to everyone: The biggest reason you’d want to tour with a gay guide is because we’re open to everyone. Unlike some of Paris’s gay bars, we won’t’ say no to women (yes, that happens sadly). We are totally 100% family-friendly, with years of experience touring with couples, families, and solo travelers of all walks of life, from the US, England, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and beyond. You know what you’re getting in a guide, and we’re happy to have you visit with us as you are.