Fierté Ours – Paris Bear Pride 2023

Fierté Ours Paris Bear Pride is one of the highlights of the French gay calendar taking place annually in May with the election of Mr Bear France.

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  • Key Higlights

    • The bear dinner cruise
    • The Election of Mr Bear France
    • The Bear Picnic
    • Thousands of bears
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Paris in the late Spring and the bears are out of hibernation 2023

2022 Update – Organisers have decided to move the event to 2023. The bear cruise however will go ahead in May.

Paris hosts the International Bear Pride each year attracting thousands of bears, admirers and chasers from all over Europe and beyond to the French capital. Two of the highlights of the event include the Bear Picnic and the Bear Cruise on the Seine.

  • Visiting for Paris Bear Pride? The city is very busy in May, so book your hotel early. Stay in Le Marais, close to all the popular gay bars and parties during the bear pride weekend.

The Bear Cruise

  • Thursday 26th May, from 3pm – Prepare for “la croisière des Ours 2022” for a trip on the River Seine. The boat departs at 4pm and returns at 6pm and includes dancing and a delicious gourmet feast on board.
  • Tickets can be purchased in advance in Bears Den of via the official website.
  • The boat departs from Quai Henri IV, 75004 Paris, France, a 12 minute taxi or 20 min metro from Le Marais, the gay district in Paris.

Mr Bear France

  • Returns in 2023 – The weekend is packed full of activities including a cruising party, a series of dinners, the election of Mr Bear Pride. 14 different cities from around France host regional finals. The winner is crowned Mr Bear France during the week long event.

Where to stay in Paris during Bear Pride?

The following Paris hotels are currently trending with our readers. All are close to the city’s gay bars and top attractions:

Ritz Paris,    L’Empire Paris,    Hôtel Le Relais des Halles,    Hotel du Petit Moulin

Gay Map of Paris

The gay district in Paris is located primarily in Le Marais, right in the heart of the city and featuring some of the finest museums and architecture in the French capital.

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Video Of Fierte Ours Paris

Highlights of the Bear Dinner Cruise on the Seine during the International Bear Pride in Paris.

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