Gay and lesbian cultural venues

The gayest spots in the French capital.

While LGBT arts and culture can be found in many places in Paris, from museums and art galleries to cinemas, it makes up a dedicated section of the programming or displays at some venues.

Cinemas

Mk2 Beaubourg © Yann Gauthier

The Luminor ‘Hôtel de Ville’, the Mk2 Beaubourg and the Mk2 quai de Loire regularly put on films with gay-related themes, and host events in the ambit of Paris’s gay and lesbian film festivals. Ranging from short films and animated films to documentaries, their eclectic selection gives cinemagoers the opportunity to view works that rarely find a distributor.

Bookshops

Violette and Co © Violette and Co

Looking to buy an LGBT-themed book for yourself or for a friend? Des mots à la bouche is the place to go. This bookshop in the heart of the Marais has a wide range of books to browse, from lesbian comics to same-sex erotic novels, as well as magazines and gay art books. Violette & Co in Rue de Charonne stocks a similar choice of reading material, and adds a feminist twist. And La Musardine specializes in erotica in all its forms.

Cinéma Luminor - Hôtel de ville

Cinema
20 rue du Temple, Paris, 75004

Located in the Marais district, the Luminor - Hotel de Ville cinema has been showing films since 1914! It hosts previews, press......

MK2 Beaubourg

Cinema
50 rue Rambuteau, Paris, 75003

The MK2 Beaubourg cinema is located opposite the Pompidou Centre. It offers a large choice of films, almost always as the......

MK2 Quai de Loire

Cinema
7 quai de la Loire, Paris, 75019

MK2 Cinemas, founded by the famous producer Marin Karmitz, have thought of everything for lovebirds. The theatres of certain......

Les Mots à la Bouche

Bookshops, CDs, photographic and computer equipment
6 rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, Paris, 75004

THe oldest gay bookshop in Paris, open since 1980, in one of the liveliest streets in the Marais. Gay and lesbian literature,......

Librairie La Musardine

Bookshops, CDs, photographic and computer equipment
122 rue du Chemin Vert, Paris, 75011

A landmark for erotic literature! Every year the bookshop La Musardine offers a selection of some 40 or so titles (guides,......

Viollette and Co

Bookshops, CDs, photographic and computer equipment
102 rue de Charonne, Paris, 75011

Gay, lesbian and feminist boookshop covering 80 sq.m. Novels, essays, coffee table books, thrillers, comic books, magazines, CDs,......

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