It’s Gay Pride in Paris this month. The main parade will take place on Saturday, June 27th. But what else are you going to do when you’re in Paris? Here are 3 different itineraries for 3 very different Pride travelers. Which one strikes your fancy??
ITINERARY A - CULTURAL
This is for those who are coming for Pride but are interested to see some of Paris, too.
Friday - After you check into your accommodation, get out and get walking! Why not take a tour? We would be more than happy to show you around and share some of the gay history of Paris. Try a bistro for some good French fair and then hit the Marais for some terrace drinks in the evening sun.
Saturday – Hit up a bakery or café for breakfast. If museums are your thing, you can check one out before the official festivities begin. Grab some lunch and then head over to get a spot along the parade route. Have a good time cheering the floats through the streets. Get an afternoon coffee hit somewhere trendy near Canal St Martin and prepare for a night of drinking and dancing in the Marais. Have a look at our lists of bars and clubs to see where things will be happening. Open Café is always a good starting point.
Sunday – take your time getting out of bed. Take an early afternoon brunch at L'Estaminet des Enfants Rouges in Marché des Enfants Rouges or continue to explore Paris and take on Montmartre and see the Sacre-Coeur before bidding “Au revoir” to Paris, because you know you’ll be back again.
ITINERARY B – FESTIVAL
This is for the those who’ve come to for the party. Since it's Gay Pride weekend, there are even more parties to choose from than normally.
Friday night – Start the weekend off on the right note with a party. Why not try the It's Rihanna Bitch Party?
Saturday afternoon – If you're up and moving before 4pm, catch the end of the parade somewhere near Place de la Republique. There will be a concert at the end that can be a warm-up for the main event later in the night.
Come Monday, work is where you’ll recover from this amazing weekend of non-stop booze, boys and banging tunes.
ITINERARY C – SEXUAL
This is for the men who enjoy the carnal atmosphere of Pride. Of course you may want to take snippets of itineraries A and B, but the focus here will be Paris's many men-only and sauna venues that will be extra busy this weekend.
Check into Le Depot, or another venue of choice, on Friday night and we probably won’t see you until you leave sometime on Sunday. That's all we have to say on that :)
However you like to celebrate Gay Pride, Paris has it covered.
If you’d like any advice or suggestions, or a tour, for Paris Gay Pride, feel free to get in touch.
See you there! We’ll be the ones having a great time, and hopefully you will be, too!