This Saturday, June 29th, more than 500 000 people are expected to participate in the annual Paris Gay Pride Parade, now called the Marché des Fiertés LGBT+. Marchers, music, rainbow flags, and floats will fill the streets along the 3-mile (5.5km) parade route leading from Montparnasse to the Place de la République.
Like Pride parades all over the world, the Paris event focuses on equal rights and fighting discrimination faced by the LGBTQ community, in addition to celebrating love, pride, and self-acceptance. The Paris Marché des Fiertés is organized by Inter-LGBT, an organization representing 50 different LGBT+ groups.
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Outside of the official parade festivities, bars and clubs throughout Paris mark the event, and Le Marais, with its many gay bars, is sure to be extra lively this weekend to celebrate the occasion.
This weekend is a particularly good time to be in Paris. Saturday and Sunday, September 21 - 22, 2019, mark the 36th edition of the Journées du patrimoine, also called the European Heritage Days.
If you’ll be in Paris this Friday, September 13th, large strikes will be affecting most public transportation. Transport unions have called for a grève in protest against pension reforms and the RATP (the Parisian transport operator) foresees 'heavily disrupted' traffic conditions.