Paris Pride Parade 2022
Paris Pride is taking place on Saturday June 25 2022, and it is sure to be an amazing event!
Paris’ annual Pride event is called Marche des Fiertés LGBTQ (Paris Gay Pride parade). The procession starts at Place de la Concorde (in front of the National Assembly) at 2pm and winds its way through Châtelet, Le Marais, Pont de Sully, and Bastille, before concluding with a massive party at Place de la République.
This event is completely FREE for everyone!
In the lead up to this event, there are also parties and celebrations in Le Marais, the Paris Gay District.
Accommodation for Paris Pride Parade
Paris Pride Parade Travel
It is easy to get to Paris from the UK. You can fly from lots of major cities, including Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham and London. It’s also possible to travel by Eurostar from London.
Place de la Concorde is a 20 minute drive from the Gare du Nord, or a 15 minute drive from La Marais.
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Paris Pride Parade History
Paris has an active LGBTQIA+ community! In the 1990s, 46% of the country’s gay men lived in Paris, and as of 2004 Paris had 140 LGBTQIA+ bars, clubs, hotels, restaurants and shops.
There is a history of gay rights activism in Paris. The May 1968 student protests saw a rise in feminism across the city, and gay rights activists became more radical in their efforts to fight for LGBTQIA+ rights.
The AIDS crisis in the 1980s and 1990s hit France particularly hard, and groups such as ACT UP fought for LGBTQIA+ equality and pushed for a greater awareness of AIDS and its treatment.
Marche des Fiertés LGBTQ is a historic event that aims to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies.
Paris Pride Parade first started in the 1980s when a group of locals from the community united over a fight for LGBTQIA+ rights- and since then it has taken place annually in the capital city.
In 1997, Paris was the host of Europride, an international Pride celebration that takes place in a different city every year.
Paris is in competition with Berlin for the LGBTQIA+ capital of Europe!