Gay bars, clubs, saunas and events in Paris

Paris Gay LGBT Nightlife

Gay bars in Le Marais

The most popular gay bars in Paris are located in the area called Le Marais. Most popular bars for Paris locals ánd tourists are the Open Cafe, Cafe Cox (with a butchy atmosphere). The Raidd bar is very popular with tourists because of the shower ... every hour or so a hot stripper takes a shower shower!

Cox Bar

Bar for real guys...The crew cuts and dress code of most of the visitors is in line. Can be very crowded (also outside) but always friendly. The pink decor proofs that. Happy hours till 9pm.

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Cox Bar
15 Rue des Archives
Paris
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Freedj

Trendy and slightly arty bar in Le Marais on 2 floors with a young crowd, smooth drinks and live DJ's. Also with special theme nights on Friday and Saturday. Basement open on weekends after 11pm only during most of the year. Dance floor only in basement. Foosball table on main floor at the very back of the bar. Coat-check after 11pm when the basement is open, otherwise hooks are available under the bar and along all the walls. Becomes very crowded on weekends. Good, friendly, non-attitude crowd. Different, rotating DJs daily - upstairs and down. 2-for-1 alcohol (except draft beer) until 10pm. Buy one drink, they give you a card for the next of the same type.

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Freedj
35, Rue Ste-Croix de la Bretonnerie
Paris
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Open Cafe

Popular popular gay cafe and meeting place at one of the bussiest cross roads in Le Marais. Very for (late) breakfast and lunch. Small terrace outside to watch the cute boys cruising by. lunch Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., café/ bar daily 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., happy hour 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Open Cafe
17 Rue des Archives
Paris
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Raidd Bar

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Trendy gay DJ cafe in the very heart of Le Marais. Can be very busy with all kinds of men. Gorgeous muscled bar tenders....Mmmmm maybe we should also take a shower like the go go dancers do frequently next to the bar.... Still one of the hot spots in Le Marais!

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Raidd Bar
23 Rue du Temple
Paris
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Banana Cafe

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Small gay bar next to Les Halles. The tropical look and strippers on the bar make it a popular hang out for younger gays. Entrance fee in weekends required.

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Banana Cafe
13-15 Rue de la Ferronnerie
Paris
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Bear's Den

Gay bear bar with terrace outside (smokey), cavernous darkroom and dance floor in the ancient 3-level cellars typical of the area a hundred years ago. Bears, big bears, bigger bears and their admirers. Squeeze past the bar to the back and take the stairs down, next to the washroom, to access the dark  room.

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Bear's Den
6 Rue des Lombards
Paris
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Le Velvet Bar

Le Velvet Bar is a 2 floor gay bar at Le Marais, with different theme parties throughout the week and a daily happy hour.

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Le Velvet Bar
43 Rue St Honoré
Paris
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Quetzal

Especially popular during weekends and with the after-work crowd. Crowd ranges from young fashion queens to older muscle mary's. Techno / house atmosphere. Free condoms available. Live DJs on weekends. Only place to get Grimesbergen (a Belgian amber) beer on tap in the Marais. Most bars in Paris serve only Heineken and equivalent (1664, etc.) on tap

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Quetzal
10 Rue de la Verrerie
Paris
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VendrediX Républix - Fluctuat Nec Mergitur

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Fluctuat Nec Mergitur
18 Place de la République
Paris
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fri19:00 - 01:00
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Voulez Vous

Trendy bar-lounge-restaurant right in the middle of Marais. Small terrace outside. 

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Voulez Vous
18 Rue du Temple
Paris
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Gay Dance Clubs

The Paris gay club scene moved mostly to parties instead of fixed regular nights.

9Confidentiel, Paris
9.1
265 reviews

Ideally set in the 4th arr. District of Paris, 9Confidentiel is located 1.4 km from Sainte-Chapelle, 1.5 km from Louvre Museum and 2.

ANGELO22, Paris
9.5
6 reviews

Offering free WiFi and garden views, ANGELO22 provides accommodation set in Paris, just less than 1 km from Opéra Bastille.

BALCONIES - Île Saint-Louis, Paris
8.9
25 reviews

Boasting river views, BALCONIES - Île Saint-Louis features accommodation with a balcony and a kettle, around 1.3 km from Pompidou Centre.

Brach Paris
9.3
249 reviews

Brach Paris is set in the 16th arr. of Paris within easy reach of the Eiffel Tower and Trocadéro. This Parisian 5-star hotel features a fitness club with pools, sauna, hammam and massage rooms, as well as a barber shop.

Buddha-Bar Hotel Paris
8.7
317 reviews

Located in the heart of the chic 8th district, Buddha Bar Hôtel offers a lounge bar with tailor-made cocktails, fitness and well-being centre as well as a 24-hour reception.

Castille Paris – Starhotels Collezione
8.6
415 reviews

Located in central Paris next to the Maison Chanel, Hotel Castille is just a short walk from the Jardins des Tuileries and Place Vendome.

Cour des Vosges, Paris
9.7
21 reviews

Overlooking Paris's oldest planned square, the Place des Vosges, the Cour des Vosges offers upscale accommodation in the Marais district, 450 metres from Place de la Bastille.

Esprit Saint Germain, Paris
8.8
65 reviews

Esprit Saint Germain is set in the 6th arr. District in Paris, 1 km from Louvre Museum. It offers free WiFi and a fitness centre with a sauna and steam room.

Fauchon L'Hôtel Paris
9.4
512 reviews

Situated in Paris, a 8-minute walk from the Place de la Concorde and a 2-minute walk from Madeleine Metro Station, Fauchon l'Hotel offers accommodation with a fitness centre and a Spa Carita.

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris
9.3
510 reviews

Just steps from the Champs-Elysées, on the Georges V Avenue, Four Seasons Hotel George V features private terraces with commanding Paris city views, signature lavish flower displays imagined by Jeff Leatham, top-of-the-line spa treatments and Michelin-awarded dining.

Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées, Paris
8.2
1212 reviews

Set on the trendy and chic Champs Élysées Avenue, Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées offers fully equipped large suites for short or long-term stays with free Wi-Fi access.

Grand Hôtel Du Palais Royal, Paris
9.0
527 reviews

Set within an 18th-century building, the Grand Hotel is located in the heart of Paris, 200 metres from the Louvre museum and Tuileries Gardens.

Grand Powers Hotel, Paris
9.3
391 reviews

Located in Paris' Golden Triangle, Grand Powers is a 5-star boutique hotel in the 8th arrondissement. Guests staying at the hotel can enjoy the spa which has a Turkish bath, a sauna and a hot tub.

Hôtel Alfred Sommier, Paris
9.1
779 reviews

Hôtel Alfred Sommier is situated in Paris, 650 metres from the Opéra Garnier and 800 metres from Galeries Lafayette Department Store.

Hôtel Balzac, Paris
8.1
339 reviews

Set in Balzac’s 19th-century mansion, this refurbished hotel is just a minutes’ walk from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées.

Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet's, Paris
9.2
171 reviews

Situated on the corner of the Champs-Elysées and George V Avenues, this 5-star hotel features a spa with swimming pool and sauna.

Le CUD - Le Cud

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A gay dance night club with three bars and two floors, a resident DJ Wednesday through Sunday nights. Varied and non-snob crowd. Saturday nights it gets very crowded. Thursday is a great night as there are a lot of people but one can still dance and crowd is still very relaxed and convivial. Music styles vary slightly nightly from 80s/90s to vocal techno-house. Opens midnight but gets going around 1h30. 

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Le Cud
12 Rue des Haudriettes, 3e
Paris
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Gay sauna

Sun City Sauna

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Very popular gay sauna by Le Depot, Paris famous cruising club. With 2000 sq meters currently the biggest in town. Three levels in Indian inspired decoration, with several sauna's, a 3 room steam bath, cabins, videos and gym room where guys work out in their underwear or in a towel.

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Sun City Sauna
62, Boulevard de Sébastopol
Paris
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Gym Louvre

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Gym Louvre offers 1400 sq meters of male fun. Half decent gym to pump up those muscles, other half is dedicated to another kind of pumping: large steam bath, dry sauna, cabins and a video room.

Relative low priced. A real air conditioned high tech gym with more than 70 Panatta branded machines, cardio and free weights, providing private externals coaches. Lockers and towels are included in fee, but don't forget to bring your gym clothes! Free internet Wi- fi, flat screens

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Gym Louvre
7 Rue du Louvre
Paris
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IDM Sauna

Large gay sauna (950 sq meters) over 5 floors. Downstairs you'll find a bar and gym, dry sauna, jacuzzi and a steam bath with 2 levels. At the upper floors you'll find the cabins for more private action and a wet- and military room.

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IDM Sauna
4 Rue de Faubourg Montmartre
Paris
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Key West gay sauna

Big gay sauna near Gare du Nord. Three levels with dry sauna and a steam room, pool and a gym. 

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Key West gay sauna
141 Rue La Fayette, 10e
Paris
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King Sauna

One of the few gay saunas in Paris which are open all night. Situated in the  17th arrondissement.

Dry sauna and steam bath and private cubicles.

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King Sauna
21 Rue Bridaine, 17e
Paris
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mon - sun13:00 - 06:00
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Le Riad

Men only oriental styled and themed sauna. With 2 room steam bath, warm fountain and swimming pool.

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Le Riad
184 Rue des Pyrénées, 20e
Paris
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Atlantide Sauna

If you're up for something different, how about this? Atlantide is a sauna not only for gay guys but also open to women, bi-sexuals, straight guys, transsexuals and drags. Confusing...? Just maybe give it a try

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Atlantide Sauna
13 Rue Parrot
Paris
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mon - sun12:00 - 22:00
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Bains d'Odessa

Once one of the oldest public bath houses in Paris, now a 4 floor gay sauna with wet zone downstairs and cubicles and darkroom upstairs.

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Bains d'Odessa
5 Rue d'Odessa, 14th
Paris
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Euro Men's Club

3 level gay sauna, mostly frequented by the more mature part of the gay target audience. With swimming pool.

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Euro Men's Club
10 Rue Saint-Marc (Bourse)
Paris
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mon - sun11:30 - 20:00
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Gay cruise bars and clubs

Bunker gay hard cruise bar

Now more than ever focussed on hard gay cruising: showers, glory holes, slings, darkroom and cubicles. Crowd tend to be good looking on average.

features include: lockers with keys, gloryholes, 33 booths, leather slings,   fuck table and couches, dark rooms and anal douche facility.

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Bunker
150 Rue Saint-Maur, 11e
Paris
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Cafe Moustache

Gay bar for real guys, with or without......Bit older public runs up and down the small darkroom.

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Cafe Moustache
138 Rue du Fg St-Martin
Paris
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E2O Sex Club - Entre Deux Eaux

Used to be a bar to where you could bring your mother. However, their Naked Nights became so succesful, they turned the bar into a nude gay play and cruise club.

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Entre Deux Eaux
45 Rue de la Folie-Mericourt
Paris
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Full Metal

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Famous cruising and leather bar with two darkrooms. Can be very crowded in weekends. Different theme nights like Cockring Only, Bronx, Wet Play or Ass Play.

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Full Metal
40 Rue des Blancs-Manteaux
Paris
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Krash

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Cruise bar with cubicles, glory holes, sling. Former QG bar

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Krash
12 Rue Simon le Franc
Paris
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L'Impact

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Naked cruising bar. You get in, throw your clothes and money in a bag you'll receive at the counter (don't forget to put your shoes back on..) and you go in. Action everywhere, from the labyrinth downstairs to the bar itself.

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L'Impact
18 Rue Greneta
Paris
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La Mine

La Mine (The Mine) is a gay fetish bar in the marais gay quarter. This is an early evening place to start the night.

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La Mine
20 rue du platre
Paris
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Le Depot

Gay cruising club next to Centre Pompidou. Dance floor, a cruising labyrinth and cabins.

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Le Depot
23, Rue aux Ours
Paris
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mon - sun14:00 - 08:00
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One Way

Bear's bar with video room and sling in the cellar.

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One Way
28 Rue Charlot
Paris
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mon - sun17:00 - 02:00
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Secteurx

Gay cruising bar at Le Marais, the gay area in Paris. Every night has a different theme, from SM, Jocks, Naked or Golden Shower.

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Secteurx
49 rue des Blancs-Manteaux
Paris
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Gay dance parties

BBB - Black Blanc Beur - Gibus

Weekly gay tea dance party with black, arabic and mixed happy urban crowd and mixed music styles. R'nB, Rai, Happy vocal, 70ties Disco, Hip Hop, Black, Afro, White and North African music. From Kylie to Khaled. And boys who like that. Often they have shows with black dancers. Please note: this party changes venues every few weeks, so check their website for the latest location update!

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Gibus
18 Rue du Faubourg du Temple
Paris
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Beardrop

Relaxed party for gay bears 'n friends of Paris and abroad. Now in a new location, European Beardrop brings great music from all overEurope with international DJs with a before and after, so it's a weekend filling programme.

While bears and their admirers are the majority, there is a good mix of others too who are there to enjoy the convivial atmosphere and pumping music.

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Under - Wild Cabaret

The Gay Morning Club. After party for those who can make it (with or without...). Music style: progressive house. This is unique in Paris, and not to miss if you like afters. Some would say Under is the best Paris offers gay clubbers.

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Wild Cabaret
59 Boulevard Macdonald
Paris
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Other

Le Gai Moulin

Nice gay owned restaurant in the middle of Le Marais. Very popular!

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Le Gai Moulin
10 Rue Saint-Merri
Paris
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Gay events

FierteOurs Bear Pride

International gay bear and their admirers festival. With the election of Mr. Bear.

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Gay Pride Paris - Montparnasse - Bastille

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More than 700.000 people will be in the streets of Paris to make this the biggest French Gay Pride Parade.

The parade starts at Montparnasse in the direction of Bastille. Many gay parties and events are held thoughout the weekend.

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Montparnasse - Bastille
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Paris tournament - Paris

The Paris Tournament is organised as the sporty highlight of the gay for gay Paris. More than 1700 athletes and visitors are expected for this long sporty weekend.

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Paris
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