Fierté Ours
Paris Bear Pride 2024

Fierté Ours Paris Bear Pride is one of the highlights of the French gay calendar taking place annually in May

  • Event Dates

    From: Wednesday, May 8, 2024
    To: Sunday, May 12, 2024

  • Key Higlights

    • The bear dinner cruise
    • The Election of Mr Bear France
    • The Bear Picnic
    • Thousands of bears

Paris in the late Spring and the bears are out of hibernation 2024

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 Event

  • Next Edition – Wednesday 8th to Sunday 12th May 2024.
  • 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.
  • Awaiting full program for the 2024 edition.
  • Stay at the Jules & Jim Hotel, located in a former 18th century precious metals factory with designer rooms and romantic views over the city’s rooftops.

The Bear Cruise

  • Awaiting dates – Prepare for “la croisière des Ours 2024” 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.

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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Hôtel San Régis
5 Star, Luxury
  • 5-star, 19th-century mansion, near Champs-Elysées.
  • Close to the gay district.
  • Spacious, rich fabrics, free WiFi.
  • Opulent boutique experience, prime location for luxury shopping and Parisian charm.

Novotel Paris Les Halles
4 Star, Readers Choice
  • 4-star, heart of Paris, shopping districts.
  • Close to the gay district.
  • Flat-screen TV, air conditioning, non-smoking.
  • Ideal for shopping and cultural exploration in Paris’ vibrant center.

Hôtel Duo
4 Star, Great Value
  • 4-star, lively Marais district, design hotel.
  • Close to the gay district.
  • Free Wi-Fi, minibar, satellite TV.
  • Modern design and comfort in a lively area, perfect for a chic Parisian experience.

Hôtel Le Relais
4 Star, Location

Hôtel Le Relais des Halles
  • 4-star, pedestrian street, central Paris.
  • Close to the gay district.
  • Air-conditioned, antique-style décor.
  • Intimate and charming, offering a unique stay in the heart of Paris.

Video Of Fierte Ours Paris

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

Hotel Duo Paris

Top Gay Neighbourhoods in Paris

Paris, the City of Love, flaunts its vibrant gay scene with panache and elegance. Nestled amidst the historic boulevards and charming bistros, the gay bars, clubs, and cafes offer a blend of classic French culture and Romance, no more so than in Le Marais, the city’s primary gay neighbourhood, while the popular 10th and 11th arrondissements are just a 10 to 15 minute walk away.

Le Marais | 3rd and 4th arrondissements

Le Marais Paris
Photo: Le Marais, one of Europe’s most famous gay neighbourhoods

11th Arrondissement

11th Arrondissement Paris

Less touristy than Le Marais, the 11th is known for its eclectic hipster mix of bars and music venues.

7th Arrondissement

The most affluent areas of Paris, Home to the Eiffel Tower, where streets exude luxury & Parisian elegance.

10th Arrondissement

Emerging hotspot for the LGBTQ+ community with a more laid-back feel; home to the scenic Canal Saint-Martin.


Montmartre Paris
With winding streets, artists’ studios, a village-like atmosphere & the iconic Sacré-Cœur Basilica

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