Paris Gay Games 2019, come play with us!

The 11th edition of the Gay Games, the largest sporting, cultural and festive event in the world.

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  • Key Higlights

    • The opening ceremony
    • The Grand Palais
    • Procession of athletes
    • The sporting Events
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Paris Gay Games 2019

Organized every four years for the past 30 years, the Gay Games are a true hymn to love, promoting a society that is open to all forms of diversity.

Paris is the ideal host to celebrate this 11th edition, where 15,000 athletes from over 70 countries are expected to take part! With the support of all major sporting and government bodies, Paris 2019 is preparing Games that will celebrate diversity, respect, equality, solidarity and sharing.

Over the course of 10 days, Paris 2018 will honor the cosmopolitan metropolis, the Ile-de-France region (Paris and its surrounding area) as well as the whole country, offering both participants and visitors from around the world a unique opportunity to enjoy outstanding infrastructure, such as the Jean Bouin and Charléty stadiums, the Bercy Arena, the Roland Garros tennis center, the Carreau du Temple multipurpose venue, the new Philarmonie concert hall, or the Vaires-sur-Marne sports park, which serves as a true hub for excellence in sports in the Ile-de-France region.

With an eye to the world and the future, Paris and the Ile-de-France region wish to make the next Gay Games easily accessible to as many people as possible, in keeping with the tradition of its founder, Tom Waddell, who dreamed of a world where the word ‘equality’ would take on its full meaning, a world in which exclusion based on difference would no longer exist.

The opening ceremony will mark the official opening of the Gay Games at the Jean Bouin Stadium on August 4, 2018. The Opening Ceremony is one of the most important moments of the Gay Games, with a procession of athletes and artists into the stadium, with a series of tableaux illustrating Paris, and accompanied by a succession of performers and public figures, this ceremony will bring together all participants to share in an unforgettable experience. Just after the Opening Ceremony, the Grand Palais will hostthe Opening Soiree of the 10th edition of the Gay Games. On this occasion, the Grand Palais will host the renown DJ, remixer and music producer, Offer Nissim, one of the most reognized DJs on the international gay scene.

The Grand Palais venue has a maximum capacity of 5600 people, and will house an immense stage with more than 100m2 of screens, with the best sound systems, an impressive light show, a VIP area, and facilities for serving drinks and food.

Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action

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

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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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Recommended Hotels in Paris

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Rates tend to climb during peak Season and special events, the earlier you book, the better the rate, last minute deals are hard to find.

Ritz Paris
5 Star, Luxury

Ritz Paris

Located in Paris, 500 m from Opéra Garnier, Ritz Paris features a selection of bars and restaurants, a fitness center and a spa and wellness center which includes a pool, sauna and massage facilities. The hotel also features a garden

L’Empire Paris, 4 Star
Perfect Location

L'Empire Paris

Located 300 m from the Louver Museum and 21 m from shopping on the Rue de Rivoli, L’Empire Paris offers air-conditioned guest rooms with LCD satellite TV & free WiFi. A smartphone with free internet access & free international calls is provided.

Hotel du Petit Moulin
4 Star, Boutique Hotel

Hotel du Petit Moulin

Located in the Marais district of Paris, Hotel du Petit Moulin is a boutique hotel entirely decorated by Christian Lacroix. The Picasso Museum is only 300 m away and Noter Dame is 0.9 mi from the hotel. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout

Hôtel Le Relais des Halles
3 Star, the Heart of Paris

Hôtel Le Relais des Halles

In a pedestrian street in central Paris, Hôtel Le Relais des Halles Paris is just over a quarter mile from the Georges Pompidou Museum. It features individually decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi access & antique-style décor. Facilities for making tea

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