Patroc Paris Gay Guide 2020

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Accommodation Tips

Hotel Le Relais Du Marais
Hotel. ***, from 90 €
Located between the Marais quarter and Place de la République, right next to the metro station Temple. 10 minutes to walk to the gay bars.
@ 76 Rue de Turbigo
Paris 75003
Metro: Temple
Hôtel Jacques De Molay
Hotel. ***, from 80 €
Boutique hotel in the Marais. With air-conditioned rooms, small sauna and fitness room.
@ 94 rue des Archives
Paris 75003

Restaurants

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many places are closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update 17 October 2020: From today, Paris has a night curfew from 21:00.

Update November 2020: By order of the French government, all restaurants and bars have to stay closed until at least 20 January 2021.

4pat Restaurant
Small pasta restaurant in the Marais. Very gay & camp.
Friendly service and good value for money.
@ 4 Rue Saint-Merri
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

Le Petit Prince de Paris
Gay-friendly restaurant in the Quartier Latin, close to the Sorbonne.
@ 12 Rue de Lanneau
Paris 75005
Metro: Maubert – Mutualité, Cluny – La Sorbonne

Tata Burger
Burger restaurant with small street terrace in the middle of the gay area in the Marais.
@ 54 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

Who's
Modern and stylish restaurant (international cuisine) and bar in the Marais.
@ 14 Rue Saint-Merri
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

Ze Restoo
Small resto in the Marais, next to Ze Baar.
French cuisine, good value for money.
@ 41 Rue des Blancs-Manteaux
Paris 75004
Metro: Rambuteau, Hôtel de Ville

Bars & Pubs

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many places are closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update 17 October 2020: From today, Paris has a night curfew from 21:00.

Update November 2020: By order of the French government, all restaurants and bars have to stay closed until at least 20 January 2021.

3W Kafé
Used to be a lesbian bar (3W = women with women), nowadays a bit more mixed as a LGBT+ bar.
@ 8 Rue des Ecouffes
Paris 75004
Metro: Saint-Paul

au Mange-Disque
Small LGBT bar, with exhibitions, shows and other events.
@ 15 Rue de la Reynie
Paris 75004
Metro: Châtelet, Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

Banana Café
Since 1990, one of the longest running gay-friendly bars in Paris.
Mixed clientele.
@ 13 Rue de la Ferronnerie
Paris 75001
Metro: Châtelet, Les Halles

Bear's Den
The honey pot in Paris for bears, chubbies and daddies.
With bar, lounge floor and disco-bar.
@ 6 Rue des Lombards
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Châtelet

Cox
One of the most famous, popular and centrally located gay bars in the Marais.
@ 15 Rue des Archives
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville

Cud
Gay bar and late night club in the Marais.
@ 12 Rue des Haudriettes
Paris 75003
Metro: Rambuteau

Duplex
Big simple bar, with exhibitions.
The clientele tends to be less competitive and snobbish than in other gay venues in the Marais quarter.
@ 25 Rue Michel Le Comte
Paris 75003
Metro: Rambuteau

El Hombre
Popular bears-friendly music bar.
@ 15 Rue de la Reynie
Paris 75004
Metro: Châtelet, Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

Freedj
Popular gay bar with live DJs in the Marais quarter.
Packed at weekend nights.
With tabletop football in the back room.
@ 35 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

La Boite
Small gay music bar.
@ 15 Rue des Lombards
Paris 75004
Metro: Châtelet, Hôtel de Ville

Le Carrefour
French cafe-bar with its share of gay guests due to its street terrace and location between the gay epicenter in the Marais and the stores around Rue Verrerie and Rue Rivoli.
@ 8 Rue des Archives
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville

M'sieurs Dames
Friendly, queer-inclusive bar with karaoke, drag and music events.
@ 30 Avenue Parmentier
Paris 75011

One Way
Small gay bar with rustic ambience and some cruising in the basement.
Rather mature and middle-aged clientele.
@ 28 Rue Charlot
Paris 75003
Metro: Saint-Sébastien – Froissart, Rambuteau

Open Café
Located in the epicenter of the Marais, this cafe is an institution and a popular meeting point of the local gay scene.
Very Parisian atmosphere – for the good and for the bad.
@ 17 Rue des Archives
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

Quetzal
Gay music bar on the edge of the Marais quarter.
@ 10 Rue de la Verrerie
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville

Raidd Bar
Music bar, at night with gogo dancers and a shower show.
One of the biggest and busiest gay bars in the Marais.
@ 23 Rue du Temple
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

The Labo
Gay-friendly music bar with large street terrace.
@ 37 Rue des Lombards
Paris 75001
Metro: Châtelet

Who's
Modern and stylish restaurant (international cuisine) and bar in the Marais.
@ 14 Rue Saint-Merri
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau

WorkshoW
Big LGBT-friendly cafe-bar with street terrace.
Rather young and middle-aged clientele.
@ 173 Rue Saint-Martin
Paris 75003
Metro: Rambuteau, Étienne Marcel

Ze Baar
Small no-frills gay bar, next to the French restaurant Ze Restoo.
Popular with a bears-friendly crowd.
@ 41 Rue des Blancs-Manteaux
Paris 75004
Metro: Rambuteau, Hôtel de Ville

Clubs & Parties

See also our overview of upcoming Irregular Parties and Events in Paris.

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many places are closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update 17 October 2020: From today, Paris has a night curfew from 21:00.

Update November 2020: By order of the French government, all restaurants and bars have to stay closed until at least 20 January 2021.

BBB – Black Blanc Beur
Biggest gay 'multi-ethnic' party in Paris.
Music: R'n'B, House, Dancehall, Arabic, Oriental, Ragga.
Admission: 10 €, incl. 1 drink
@ New Folie's Pigalle 11 Place Jean Baptiste Pigalle
Paris 75009
Metro: Pigalle

Cud
Gay bar and late night club in the Marais.
@ 12 Rue des Haudriettes
Paris 75003
Metro: Rambuteau

Gibus Club
Gay club with two dancefloors: House and Pop/R'n'B.
Admission: 15-20 €
@ 18 Rue du Faubourg du Temple
Paris 75011
Metro: République

La Boîte à Frissons
Ballroom nights for gays and lesbians. Till approx. 01:00 couple dancing: Waltz, Tango, Paso Doble, Polka, Rock 'n' Roll and Cha-cha-cha. Afterwards disco with all kinds of music except Techno.
The ballroom Le Tango has kept the old-fashioned charm of old popular dance halls: decorations from the fifties, wooden dance floor and tables and seats all around the dance floor.
Admission: 10 €
@ Tango 11-13 Rue au Maire
Paris 75003
Metro: Arts et Métiers

VendrediX
Popular gay after-work party.
The same team also organizes the MercrediX after-work party on Wednesdays (at different bars).
Check the VendrediX Facebook page for next date(s) and venue.
Admission: free
@ Paris

Cruising & Fetish

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many places are closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update 17 October 2020: From today, Paris has a night curfew from 21:00.

Update November 2020: By order of the French government, all restaurants and bars have to stay closed until at least 20 January 2021.

Boxxman
Small gay sex shop near Forum des Halles.
In the basement small cruising area 'Le Boxx' (admission from 10 €, busiest between approx. 16:00 and 18:00).
@ 2 Rue de la Cossonnerie
Paris 75001
Metro: Les Halles

Bunker
Cruising club in the 11th arrondissement of Paris.
With lockers, labyrinth, booths, slings etc.
Check the Bunker website for its weekly program and (un)dresscodes.
Non-alcoholic drinks only.
Admission: 8–11 €
@ 150 Rue Saint-Maur
Paris 75011
Metro: Goncourt, Belleville, Parmentier

Full Metal
Gay cruising bar in the Marais. Fetish-friendly – check the Full Metal website for its weekly program (and possible dresscodes).
Minimum consumption: 1 drink
@ 40 Rue des Blancs-Manteaux
Paris 75004
Metro: Rambuteau

Krash
Cruise bar in the Marais, with a nice bar area on the ground floor and play areas in the basement (where the atmosphere and smell tend to be more on the sleazy side).
Minimum consumption: 1 drink
@ 12 Rue Simon le Franc
Paris 75004
Metro: Rambutea, Hôtel de Ville

L'Impact
Gay cruise bar on two levels. Dresscode naked or underwear.
Admission: 18 €, incl. 1 drink
@ 18 Rue Greneta
Paris 75002
Metro: Étienne Marcel, Réaumur – Sébastopol

La Mine
Gay cruise and fetish bar in the Marais quarter.
@ 20 Rue du Plâtre
Paris 75004
Metro: Rambuteau, Hôtel de Ville

Le Dépôt
Gay cruise club close to the Marais, incl. bars and dancefloors on 2 levels.
Lots of running and an unsmiling, stressed atmosphere.
@ 10 Rue aux Ours
Paris 75003
Metro: Étienne Marcel

Le Keller
Gay cruising club for harder and special interests.
Since 1977.
Admission: from 13 €
@ 14 Rue Keller
Paris 75011
Metro: Bastille, Voltaire, Ledru-Rollin

Le Mensch
Small kinky gay cruise bar for fetish and special interests.
Atmospheric play area in the 400 years old cellar vaults.
A 'bar with a soul', friendly atmosphere and passionate staff.
Minimum consumption: 1 drink
@ 34 Rue Charlot
Paris 75003

Mec Zone
Gay cruise bar in the 9th arrondissement of Paris.
@ 27 Rue Turgot
Paris 75009
Metro: Anvers

Next
Gay cruise club near Forum des Halles.
Admission: 16 €, incl. 1 drink
@ 87 Rue Saint-Honoré
Paris 75001
Metro: Louvre – Rivoli, Les Halles

One Way
Small gay bar with rustic ambience and some cruising in the basement.
Rather mature and middle-aged clientele.
@ 28 Rue Charlot
Paris 75003
Metro: Saint-Sébastien – Froissart, Rambuteau

Secteur X
Gay cruise bar in the Marais. With bar on the ground floor and two small basement levels that can get quite busy at times.
@ 49 Rue des Blancs-Manteaux
Paris 75004
Metro: Rambuteau

Saunas

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many places are closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update 17 October 2020: From today, Paris has a night curfew from 21:00.

Update November 2020: By order of the French government, all restaurants and bars have to stay closed until at least 20 January 2021.

IDM Sauna
Gay sauna on 4 floors; one room with a small gym.
Admission: 21 € (15 € up to 35 years)
@ 4 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre
Paris 75009
Metro: Grands Boulevards

Euro Men's Club
Gay sauna in the center of Paris with a rather mature clientele.
Entrance in the passage on the right.
Admission: 23 €
@ 10 Rue Saint-Marc
Paris 75002
Metro: Bourse, Grands Boulevards

Gym Louvre Sauna
Gay sauna in the very center of Paris. One floor with air-conditioned gym and one floor with saunas, video room and cabins.
Admission: 14-16 € (10 € up to 30 years)
@ 7 Rue du Louvre
Paris 75001
Metro: Louvre – Rivoli

Key West Sauna
After work gay sauna, located north of the center of Paris, close to the train stations Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est.
Admission: 22 € (15 € up to 35 years)
@ 141 Rue La Fayette
Paris 75010
Metro: Gare du Nord

Les Bains d'Odessa
Gay sauna in Montparnasse. Clientele: bears and mature guys.
Admission: 21 €
@ 5 Rue d'Odessa
Paris 75014
Metro: Montparnasse-Bienvenüe (exit 6)

Riad
Small gay sauna in the east of Paris, with a touch of oriental style.
Admission: 17 € (10 € up to 26 years)
@ 184 Rue des Pyrénées
Paris 75020
Metro: Gambetta

Sun City
Big gay sauna in Indian decor. Located in the center of Paris, close to the Marais quarter, in the same block as the gay cruising club Le Dépôt.
Admission: 20–21 € (12–14 € up to 25 years)
@ 62 Boulevard de Sébastopol
Paris 75003
Metro: Étienne Marcel, Réaumur – Sébastopol

Shops

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many places are closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Update 17 October 2020: From today, Paris has a night curfew from 21:00.

Update November 2020: By order of the French government, all restaurants and bars have to stay closed until at least 20 January 2021.

Les Mots à la Bouche
Gay and lesbian bookstore with a long tradition.
Moved here to the 11th arrondissement in 2020 because of exploding rents in the Marais.
@ 37 Rue Saint-Ambroise
Paris 75011
Metro: Rue Saint-Maur, Saint-Ambroise

BMC
Gay sex shop.
@ 21 Rue des Lombards
Paris 75004
Metro: Châtelet, Hôtel de Ville

Boxxman
Small gay sex shop near Forum des Halles.
In the basement small cruising area 'Le Boxx' (admission from 10 €, busiest between approx. 16:00 and 18:00).
@ 2 Rue de la Cossonnerie
Paris 75001
Metro: Les Halles

IEM Le Marais
French gay sex shop chain. Magazines, toys and leather gear.
@ 16 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Saint-Paul

Le BHV Marais L'Homme
The department store for men: clothes, shoes, accessories and perfumes.
At the edge of the Marais quarter and very gay frequented.
@ 36 Rue de la Verrerie
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville

Les Dessous d'Apollon
Wide selection of underwear for men.
@ 8 Rue de Moussy
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville

Rex
Small shop for leather, rubber and other fetish gear, incl. tailor-made.
@ 42 Rue du Poitou
Paris 75003
Metro: Rambuteau, Saint-Sébastien – Froissart

RoB Paris
Fetish gear, leather and rubber, SM equipment, toys.
@ 8 Square Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie
Paris 75004
Metro: Hôtel de Ville

Services

Centre LGBT Paris
The centre hosts several LGBT associations and provides help and advice.
@ 63 Rue Beaubourg
Paris 75003
Metro: Rambuteau, Arts et Métiers

SOS Homophobie
Provides support for victims of homophobic abuse.
@ Paris

Massages pour hommes
List of masseurs in Paris offering professional relaxation massages for men.
@ Paris