Being one of the most popular gay and lesbian events on the globe, this massive parade draws more than 700.000 spectators and participants, who yearly flood the streets of Pairs donning elaborate costumes, body paint and riding huge decorative floats. In conjunction with the event on parade day, there are also series of fabulous parties, glamorous balls and trailblazing performances take place alongside this vivid and vibrant happening.

Last year’s pride was marked by a superlative performance by the gay icon, Liza Minnelli. On Parade Day, spectators could get a peak at this joyful celebrity, screaming “Freedom” from the top of her lungs on a gigantic float, while dancing with the Parisian mayor Bertrand Delanoe.

The 2010 edition of Paris Pride Parade can once again be relied upon to have a glam-packed party up its sleeve. The glorious and flamboyant Pride Paris Parade commences June 26 at Place du 18 and will work its way through the city, passing along marvellous avenues such as Boulevard du Montparnasse, Boulevard St-Michel, Boulevard St-Germain, eventually crossing the Seine at Pont de Sully, and finishing at Place de la Bastille. With an exquisite mix of ear-splitting music and gaudy outfits, this is one parade that is hard to miss.
After the actual march, people will have prosperous opportunities to revel till the early morning at one of the manifold parties organized throughout the city.

* http://marche.inter-lgbt.org/