The annual Paris Pride Parade (or the “Marche des Fiertés”) will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Hundreds of thousands will gather in the streets of Paris to celebrate and march in support of the gay, trans, bi, queer and non-binary communities. The Parade is inevitably a joyous, fun-filled and colourful event with music, dancing, elaborate floats, creative drag and rainbow flags taking over the usually sombre historical parts of Paris.
This year’s Pride also celebrates its 40th anniversary, having grown from 400 persons who participated in the first ever independent march of homosexuals in France on June 25, 1977 to 600,000 persons from all walks of life who joined in last year’s Pride to celebrate love, equality and humanity.
Paris Pride Parade / Marche des Fiertés 2016: In pictures
2017 Paris Pride Parade / Marche des Fiertés: Route, Timings, Things to know
When is it?
June 24, 2017, 2 pm onwards.
Where is it?
The Paris Pride / Marche des Fiertés 2017 starts at 2 pm from the Place de la Concorde, moving towards the Assemblée Nationale, down Rue de Rivoli, turning at Chatelet onto Boulevard de Sébastopol, then to Boulevard Saint Martin before finally finishing at the Place de la République. The march will be followed by festivities at the Grand Podium de la Marche des Fiertés from 5 pm onwards at Place de la République.