No, summer is not necessarily synonymous with Barcelona or Mykonos! It can also be an opportunity for a quiet weekend, not far from home. A one cable from Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne are ideal gay destinations, offering a perfect blend of ballads, culture, shopping and clubbing.
Only 1h20 from Paris by train, Brussels is the perfect destination for a weekend gay managed. Ride on the famous Grand Place, say hello to Manneken Pis, one evening in the Rue du Marché au Charbon, the gay district of Brussels where gather the most gay establishments, to devour a huge waffle on the street or a box of Belgian chocolates to take back to stepmother, enjoy!
Brussels is at the crossroads of Europe, and the city will seduce you with its vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere, its modernity, not to mention the legendary humor of its people, their hospitality and warmth.Enjoy this summer also to discover the inevitable gay night Brussels: Madness! Once a month, including in July (20) and August (14), thousands of guys from all over Europe meet at the Fuse for an evening more than insane. Hot atmosphere guaranteed!
A little further north (3h15 from Paris by train), Amsterdam will use the charms of its canals to make you crack! This is one of the most gay-friendly in Europe, a city of tolerance where you can enjoy the many local gay establishments. Do not forget to visit the Anne Frank house, rent a bike, go admire the paintings of Van Gogh, move away from the city to enjoy the sight of fields of flowers...
And this summer, do not miss the Gay Pride in Amsterdam, one of the most incredible gay pride in Europe! During the weekend of 3, 4 and 5 August, attend the traditional parade along the canals (come early if you want to get a good seat!) As well as various street parties and club nights in shambles, which the famous evening Rapido, one of the best European festivals gay.
If you prefer to spend a weekend across the Rhine, put down your suitcases in Cologne, the fourth largest city in Germany (also 3h15 from Paris by train). Dominating the town, the cathedral (the "Dom") is the most visited monument German. The view from the boom is breathtaking! You can also stroll through the Old Town, rebuilt after the Second World War, visit the chocolate museum, the Rhine, or the store 4711, which was born the cologne!
Gays are not to be outdone, Cologne is one of the most gay-friendly in Germany. It boasts many bars, clubs and saunas. It is also in Cologne that is held every year one of the largest carnival in the world and the largest gay pride of Germany, early in July from 6 to 9.