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LGBT Valentine's Day

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For a perfect Valentine’s Day experience, take your loved one for a stroll in the Marais district. Located in the very heart of Paris, where the 3rd and 4th arrondissements meet, this is one of the capital’ s oldest and liveliest districts.

A genuine cultural melting pot, its narrow cobbled streets still bear witness to its historical past, including the Jews from Eastern Europe and the Chinese from Wenzhou province.

Today, it is well known for its art galleries and above all is the capital’s main LGBT district, with a wealth of gay friendly bars, clubs and shops.

The gay science

While you’re here, stop off at the bookshop Les Mots à la Bouche in the heart of the Marais area. Unique of its kind in France, for more than 30 years this socially-committed establishment has proposed a selection of LGBT books, films, cartoons and photos.

Les Mots à la Bouche : 6 rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie. M° Saint-Paul

 Les Mots à la bouche

Rose isn’t’ just a flower

Does all that running make you thirsty? Tucked away in the same garden, Rosa Bonheur is a cheerful guinguette (open-air dance cafe) which is very popular for aperitifs out in the open air or in its attractive wooden pavilion when the colder weather sets in.

Rosa Bonheur : 2, allée de la Cascade, M° 7bis - Botzaris, Buttes Chaumont

Rosa Bonheur Buttes-Chaumont

Eccentric Valentine’s Day

Celebrate your love during a wild festive evening at the Cabaret Michou, the famous drag cabaret on Montmartre hill. In the presence of the “Michettes” dressed in their costumes resplendent with feathers and sequins, enjoy the hearty cuisine along with a burlesque show bursting with humour.

Cabaret Michou : 80, Rue des Martyrs , M° Abbesses

Cabaret Michou

Our selection

Librairie les mots à la bouche
Les Mots à la Bouche
Shopping Unusual
A committed and inspired bookstore, Les Mots à la Bouche offers a fine selection of literary and fine art publications that highlight the LGBT world.
Rosa Bonheur Buttes-Chaumont
Rosa Bonheur des Buttes Chaumont
Nestled under the trees in the heights of the Buttes-Chaumont park, this friendly bar has become a much-loved destination for early evenings out in the open air.
Cabaret Michou
Cabaret Michou
Michou’s drag cabaret has been delighting visitors since 1956 with one-of-a-kind dinner shows in Paris – get ready for a magically quirky evening!

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