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Looking for gay encounters, a lively evening out, or a welcoming bar in Paris?
The French capital, rich in diversity and openness, is the place to be for the gay and LGBT community. With a vibrant gay scene, Paris offers a range of opportunities for those looking to meet, socialize and celebrate.

EstablishmentTypeShort presentationAddressNeighborhood
COXGay barOne of Paris's most emblematic gay bars, known for its terrace and welcoming atmosphere.15 Rue des Archives, 75004 ParisLe Marais
FreedjGay barLively gay bar and club, famous for its dance parties and excellent cocktails.35 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 ParisLe Marais
Gibus ClubDiscothequeA club renowned for its electrifying music and diverse themed evenings attracting a dynamic crowd.18 Rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75011 Paris11ᵉ arrondissement
Tango ParisDiscothequeA unique nightclub offering a retro experience with themed evenings, from tango to disco.11 - 13 Rue au Maire, 75003 Paris3ᵉ arrondissement
The Impact BarGay barGay cruising bar known for its relaxed atmosphere and themed evenings.18 Rue Greneta, 75002 Paris2ᵉ arrondissement
The RaiddGay barGay bar famous for its shows and its glass shower where dancers perform, offering a unique visual experience.23 Rue du Temple, 75004 ParisLe Marais
Sun CityGay saunaLuxury sauna offering a complete relaxation experience with sauna, hammam and pool in an Indian-inspired setting.62 Bd de Sébastopol, 75003 Paris3ᵉ arrondissement
Odessa BathsGay saunaGay sauna renowned for its clean, welcoming space, offering a variety of relaxation facilities.5 Rue d'Odessa, 75014 Paris14ᵉ arrondissement
Euro Men's ClubGay saunaWellness and relaxation area for the gay community, with a variety of sauna, sports and relaxation facilities.10 Rue Saint-Marc, 75002 Paris2ᵉ arrondissement
XKBOYSAdult entertainment clubAvant-garde adult entertainment club, offering a range of events and shows in a modern, open setting.150 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris11ᵉ arrondissement
Gay meeting places in Paris

Where to meet gays in Paris?

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The City of Light sparkles with gay-friendly venues, from the most intimate bar to the most exuberant club. Here's a selection of the best places where love and friendship flourish, where the nights are as colorful as they are diverse.

The best gay bars and clubs in Paris  



COX, an iconic Paris gay bar, stands proudly in the Marais, the beating heart of the capital's gay nightlife. For over two decades, this bar has welcomed a diverse clientele, from regulars to newcomers, all attracted by its relaxed atmosphere and unparalleled hospitality. With its coveted terrace, the COX is the ideal spot to watch the hustle and bustle of the neighborhood, drink in hand.

The establishment stands out for its musical programming, often hosted by renowned DJs, and its themed evenings that guarantee memorable nights. Whether you're there for an aperitif or to round off your night, COX promises enriching encounters and exchanges in a warm and welcoming setting. The place shines in its ability to break the ice, facilitating new acquaintances in an authentic and festive environment.

Address15 Rue des Archives, 75004 Paris
Phone number01 42 72 08 00
Opening hours and daysWednesday to Saturday: 17:00-02:00, Sunday: 16:00-02:00, Monday and Tuesday: 17:00-02:00
Website (or social networking page)
Notice (with notice source)3.8/5 (234 reviews)
Details of "COX" in Paris

Gibus Club


For those who like to dance the night away, the Gibus Club is a must-visit destination. This legendary gay club in Paris is renowned for its varied music program, hosting international DJ's and themed nights that attract a diverse and energetic crowd.

The Gibus is distinguished by its vast space and electric ambience, offering the ideal setting for letting go and letting the music take you away.
It's the perfect place to meet people, with areas designed for chatting and flirting, while enjoying the show. Drag queen nights and special events add to the magic of the place, making it a mainstay of Parisian gay nightlife.

NameGibus Club
Address18 Rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75011 Paris
Phone number01 77 15 73 09
Opening hours and daysOpens at 23:45 on Fridays
Website (or social networking page)
Notice (with notice source)3.5/5 (625 reviews)
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In the heart of the Marais district, Freedj has established itself as a must for the Parisian gay nightlife scene. This bar-club, spread over two floors, offers a complete experience: a convivial bar on the first floor for relaxed get-togethers, and a basement transformed into a dancefloor where electro-pop music reigns supreme.

Freedj is particularly appreciated for its festive atmosphere, where the freedom to be yourself is the golden rule. The establishment attracts an eclectic crowd, from young adults to dynamic thirty-somethings, all of whom come to enjoy the tasty cocktails and lively evenings. The layout encourages interaction, making Freedj an ideal socializing and seduction space for the gay community.

Address35 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris
Phone number01 48 04 95 14
Opening hours and daysWednesday to Sunday: 18:00-03:00, Friday and Saturday: 18:00-04:00
Website (or social networking page)
Notice (with notice source)3.1/5 (425 reviews)
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The Impact Bar

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Impact Bar stands out as a mecca for gay cruising in Paris, where discovery and adventure are the order of the day. With its relaxed yet electrifying atmosphere, this bar is perfect for those looking to explore their desires in a respectful, non-judgmental setting.

A variety of themed evenings enhance the immersive experience, with something for everyone.
The Impact Bar is more than just a meeting place; it's a space where freedom of expression and fun reign supreme, supporting authentic and memorable connections.

NameThe Impact Bar
Address18 Rue Greneta, 75002 Paris
Phone number01 42 21 94 24
Opening hours and daysWednesday to Monday: 21:00-04:00, Friday and Saturday: 22:00-06:00, Sunday: 17:00-03:00
Website (or social networking page)
Notice (with notice source)3.8/5 (188 reviews)
Details of "L'Impact Bar" in Paris

The Raidd

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Raidd Bar is the epitome of the Parisian gay bar, where conviviality meets entertainment.
Located in the heart of the Marais district, this iconic venue attracts a cosmopolitan crowd eager to enjoy its famous cocktails and unforgettable shows. The centerpiece of the Raidd? Its glass shower, where dancers showcase their talents, offering a unique and memorable visual experience.

The atmosphere at Raidd is electrifying, with music that invites you to dance and party into the wee hours. The warm welcome and open-mindedness of the staff contribute to creating a space where everyone feels welcome.
Whether you come alone or accompanied, the Raidd promises enriching encounters and exchanges, in a festive and unpretentious setting.

NameThe Raidd
Address23 Rue du Temple, 75004 Paris
Phone number01 53 01 00 00
Opening hours and daysWednesday to Monday: 18:00-04:00, Friday and Saturday: 18:00-05:00
Website (or social networking page)Le Raidd Paris
Notice (with notice source)2.9/5 (600 reviews)
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Tango Paris


Tango Paris, also known as "La Boîte à Frissons", is a unique nightclub offering a retro and convivial experience.
Here, themed evenings and musette balls mingle with nights of wild dancing to a variety of rhythms, from tango to disco. The intimate space and nostalgic decor invite you to relax and escape into another time.

It's the ideal place for those looking to escape the monotony of traditional clubs and immerse themselves in a friendly, unpretentious atmosphere.
Tango Paris is more than a nightclub; it's a welcoming community where music unites and differences fade away on the dance floor.

NameTango Paris
Address11 - 13 Rue au Maire, 75003 Paris
Phone number01 73 71 05 29
Opening hours and daysWednesday: 14:00-19:00, Friday and Saturday: 22:30-05:30
Website (or social networking page)
Notice (with notice source)3.2/5 (243 reviews)
Details of "Tango Paris" in Paris

The best gay saunas and hammams in Paris

Sun City

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Sun City is an exceptional gay sauna in Paris, offering a haven of relaxation and pleasure in an Indian-inspired setting. Spread over several floors, this establishment is a must for those looking to escape from everyday life and immerse themselves in a unique sensory experience.

With its wellness facilities, including sauna, hammam and swimming pool, Sun City promises deep relaxation. But that's not all: the relaxation and meeting areas are designed to encourage interaction and discovery, with mutual respect for each other. Themed evenings and special events spice up the experience, offering perfect opportunities to socialize and meet other like-minded men.

NameSun City
Address62 Bd de Sébastopol, 75003 Paris
Phone number01 40 09 26 09
Opening hours and daysWednesday to Monday: 12:00-02:00, Friday and Saturday: 12:00-06:00
Website (or social networking page)
Notice (with notice source)3.1/5 (515 reviews)
Details of "Sun City" in Paris

Odessa Baths

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Les Bains d'Odessa offers an oasis of relaxation and well-being in the heart of Paris.
This gay sauna is renowned for its clean, welcoming and well-maintained surroundings.
Facilities include a traditional sauna, steam room, relaxation cabins and a bar area for thirst-quenching and socializing.

It's the perfect place to unwind after a hectic day, meet like-minded people or simply enjoy a moment of relaxation on your own. Les Bains d'Odessa cultivates an atmosphere of respect and discretion, ensuring a pleasant experience for all its visitors.

NameOdessa Baths
Address5 Rue d'Odessa, 75014 Paris
Phone number01 40 47 83 43
Opening hours and daysDaily: 12:00-22:00
Website (or social networking page)
Notice (with notice source)4.0/5 (144 reviews)
Details of "Les Bains d'Odessa" in Paris

Euro Men's Club

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The Euro Men's Club stands out as one of the most renowned gay saunas in Paris, offering a wide range of equipment for well-being and relaxation.
From gyms and jacuzzis to saunas and steam rooms, every space is designed to offer the ultimate relaxation experience.

It's the ideal place for those looking for a moment of deep relaxation or to expand their social circle in a respectful and caring environment. The Euro Men's Club is more than a sauna; it's a community where well-being and conviviality reign supreme.

NameEuro Men's Club
Address10 Rue Saint-Marc, 75002 Paris
Phone numberNot specified
Opening hours and daysDaily: 11:00-20:00
Website (or social networking page)
Notice (with notice source)3.9/5 (133 reviews)
Details of the "Euro Men's Club" in Paris


XKBOYS has established itself as an innovative and daring adult entertainment club in Paris, offering a unique experience in the city's gay nightlife scene. Located in the vibrant 11th arrondissement, the venue stands out for its modern, no-holds-barred approach to fun, welcoming a diverse and open-minded clientele.

This entertainment club offers a variety of events and special evenings, from drag shows to dance performances, in a setting designed to stimulate the senses and encourage encounters. The atmosphere at XKBOYS is electric, with captivating music that invites you to let go and celebrate the night.

The space is designed to encourage interaction and conviviality, with lounge areas for relaxing and socializing. Whether you're looking for a memorable evening out with friends or a rewarding solo adventure, XKBOYS promises an unforgettable experience, with respect and good humor.

Address150 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris
Phone number09 77 87 62 43
Opening hours and daysWednesday to Saturday: 16:00-02:00, Sunday: 15:00-22:00
Website (or social networking page)
Notice (with notice source)3.9/5 (148 reviews)
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Paris's must-visit gay districts

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Paris, with its rich culture and open-mindedness, is a great place to meet the gay community. Certain neighborhoods stand out for their welcoming atmosphere and popular hangouts. Here are five must-see districts in Paris for gay encounters:

Le Marais - Undoubtedly the beating heart of gay life in Paris, the Marais is famous for its concentration of LGBTQ+ bars, clubs and other establishments.
This historic district, with its picturesque alleyways and remarkable architecture, is a privileged meeting place where diversity and tolerance take pride of place.

The Latin Quarter - Although less well-known for its gay scene than the Marais, the Quartier Latin offers a bohemian, intellectual atmosphere that attracts a diverse crowd. Its many cafés, bookshops and cinemas make it the perfect place for enriching encounters.

Montmartre - An artistic district par excellence, Montmartre has always been a place of free expression. With its small squares and cabarets such as the famous Moulin Rouge, it's a place where charm easily works, encouraging unexpected encounters.

Oberkampf - Known for its vibrant nightlife, the Rue Oberkampf and surrounding area attracts a trendy, open-minded youth. The neighborhood's bars and clubs are perfect for those looking to meet gay people in a festive atmosphere.

Les Halles - This district, along with the Forum des Halles and the surrounding area, is a central meeting point for Parisians from all walks of life.
The diversity of its leisure facilities, including cinemas, restaurants and green spaces such as the Nelson Mandela Garden, makes it a prime location for spontaneous encounters.

Paris, a city made for meetings

Paris is a veritable crossroads of cultures and identities, offering neighborhoods with diverse atmospheres where the gay community finds its echo.
From the historic Marais to the effervescent Oberkampf, each neighborhood embodies the essence of an open, inclusive city. Whether you're looking for a short-lived get-together or a chance to build lasting ties, the City of Light promises to be a rich source of discovery and sharing.
Paris, with its magic and openness, remains an essential destination for those seeking to meet, love and live their identity to the full.

Vanessa Charles

A (very) close friend of Cupid and a true lover of relationships of all kinds, I am the main editor of Give Me Date. I answer your questions about couples, sexuality and dating and I test dating sites to give you a subjective opinion on how to find love or meet new people.

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