Replied the 2020-01-17
Well there are a few possibilities. I have been to several cities in Europe and some during the gay pride. I think I can recommend a few: Paris can correspond to your criteria. I guess you know already all the touristic aspects of the city, but there is also a great deal of gay parties. The gay area is le Marais, and you have also gay parties around the city. And the gay pride is one of the biggest one in Europe and it’s a lot of fun. Happening in the historical part of Paris, and finishing at Republic (one of the main square with a concert). Le marais is packed with people and you have all the major gay parties happening all over the city. Paris gay pride is happening end of June (the last Saturday)
Another choice is Amsterdam, the city is hosts the gay pride the last week end of July. It’s quite unique, as the gay pride is happening on the canals. So instead of the usual floats, you have people partying on boats and on the side of the canals. Great atmosphere ! The city is filled with parties, and you have a great deal of good gay clubs and gay bars. And for the rest of the week end the city offers all you expect of a wonderful city break as the city center is very well preserved.
Last but not least, I would recommend Madrid ! The festivities around the gay pride last for 5 days, with big concerts and parties happening every days all over the city. The atmosphere in Chueca, the gay district is just crazy. People all over the street drinking and partying, it’s easy to chat to locals and make new friends. The march itself is not the best though, there is a separation between the floats and the people assisting to the march, unlike in other European countries. So it’s more a show than a party, but a great one :). As for things to visit, there are plenty; you have some great museums, and it’s also very nice to just walk around in districts like Malasaña
Many options 😊
Replied the 2020-01-23
I confirm I love the gay pride in Madrid, all the concerts every night, the great vibe in the city, everyone being so friendly. And of course the amazing choice of parties you have ! to be tested at least once !!
Replied the 2020-01-24
thanks a lot guys !! i'll have a look, but Madrid sounds really nice !
Replied the 2020-01-25
Madrid is the place
Replied the 2020-01-26
You can also add Berlin to the list of European gay prides worth a visit. The march is very big, and it’s a huge party! But you also have smaller prides which are worth doing: Stockholm, Vienna, Prague etc… each pride has got something special and the cities are all worth it
and I find it fun to visit a city during the gay pride, there is a special atmosphere