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Celebrate all things furry and fun at La Fierté Ours (Bear Pride) in Paris!

Bienvenue, Ours! The Bears of Paris welcome you to La Fierté Ours Paris 2023 with a big WOOF! 

La Fierté Ours Paris (Bear Pride Paris) is an absolutely unmissable event for all Bears and Admirers in the gorgeous city of Paris! If you’ve never been, then what are you waiting for? Allez, tout de suite! 

Bear Pride Paris has been held every Spring since 2008, during the Ascension Weekend in Paris. Organized by Les Ours de Paris (The Bears of Paris), the bear association, the Pride Ours Paris brings together over 2,000 Bears and Admirers, from France and abroad, for four days! This year’s event will take place from May 17th to 21st.

As part of the packed 4-day weekend, La Fierté Ours will also include an exciting Croisière des Ours (Bear Cruise) and the election of the 2023 Monsieur Ours Paris (Mr Bear Paris)! The Fierté Ours Paris 2023 Bear Shop opened on Saturday, March 18th, and tickets are now available to purchase for the Monsieur Ours 2023 contest evening and the official 2023 “Pride Ours Paris” T-Shirt! Sadly, tickets for the Croisière des Ours are already sold out.

2023 Monsieur Ours Paris (Mr Bear Paris) candidates

Take a look below at the very fun and furry events our friends in Paris have planned! 


6:30 p.m. – Aperitif and Opening of Selected Pieces by Christopher Evans at the Bears Den – 6 Rue des Lombards 75004 / Metro Châtelet – City Hall

SPECIAL NOTE: Christopher Evans, a very talented illustrator, had been chosen to be the associated artist for Pride Ours 2023. Unfortunately, Christopher has passed away, which saddens the Bear Community in Paris and beyond deeply. At this exhibition, you will discover his exceptional work through his illustrations, organized in his memory as part of the Pride Ours Paris 2023.

9:00 p.m. – DINNER DES OURS (THE BEARS’ DINNER) at the restaurant Le Chant des Voyelles – 2 Rue des Lombards 75004

10:30 p.m. – BEAR KARAOKÉ at Bears Den 


3:00 PM – PARIS BEAR CRUISE on the Riverboat Le Paris. All-you-can-eat buffet of desserts and sweets! Mixed by Nizar – Port Henri IV 75004 Paris / Metro Sully Morland

6:30 PM – Aper’ours at Le Cox mixed by Ricardo Osoloco – 15 Rue des Archives 75004 Paris / Métro Hôtel de Ville

9:00 p.m. – Dinner at Caffe Vito – 12 rue des Archives 75004 Paris

11:30 p.m.  – KINKY BEAR at Sector X – 49 rue des Blancs-Manteaux 75004 Paris / Metro Rambuteau. (Present your Pride Ours Paris 2023 guide for Happy Hour rate!)


1:00 PM – BEARS’ PICNIC at the tip of Île de la Cité. Drinks provided and food to share! – Square du Vert-Galant, Lle de la Cité 75001 Paris / Metro Pont Neuf

2:00 PM – FRIDAY BEAR FEVER afternoon at IDM sauna – 4 rue du Faubourg Montmartre 75009 Paris / Metro Grands Boulevards (Present Pride Ours Paris 2023 booklet for 50% discount!) 

6:30 PM – Aperitif at The Bronx Bar – 21 Rue Keller / Metro Bastille – Voltaire

9:00 PM – Dinner at Al Solito Posto – 91 Rue Saint-Martin, 75004 Paris

10:30 PM BEAR DISCO KARAOKE mixed by Cyril Cortez at Bears Den


2:00 p.m. – SATURDAY BEAR FEVER afternoon at IDM sauna – 4 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre 75009 Paris / Metro Grands Boulevards (Present Pride Ours Paris 2023 booklet for 50% discount!) 

6:30 PM WOOF APERO at Le Quetzal – 60 Rue de la Verrerie 75004 Paris / Metro Town Hall

9:00 PM – Dinner at Le Chant des Voyelles restaurant – 2 Rue des Lombards 75004 Paris

11:30 PM – MONSIEUR OURS 2023 ELECTION at Le Gibus, Mixed by Wonderbear and Babybear – 18 Rue du Faubourg du Temple 75011 Paris / Metro Republic


1:00 PM – The BEARS BRUNCH at the restaurant A La Folie – 26 BC Corentin Cariou 75019 Paris – Parc de la Villette / Metro Porte de la Villette

6:00 PM – Aperitif at Bears Den

9:00 PM – Monsieur Ours 2023 Raffle draw at Bears Den

The Bears of Paris welcome you to their beautiful city with open arms! Vous êtes tous les bienvenus à Paris! 

Until then, take a look at all of the beary handsome candidates for Mr Bear Paris! To support your favorite candidate, you must vote during the election evening on Saturday, May 20 at 11:30 pm at Gibus. 

To purchase tickets for La Fierté Ours Paris including the 2023 T-shirt, head to
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Kyle Jackson

Kyle Jackson (He/Him) is Senior Staff Writer at Gray Jones Media, and additionally works as a writer, editor and theatre artist/actor. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, he studied at Dillard University, received a BA in Theatre from Morgan State University, an MS in Arts Administration from Drexel University, and completed the British American Drama Academy’s Midsummer in Oxford Programme in 2017. Having lived in Baltimore, the Washington, DC area, Philadelphia and New York City, he now resides and works in London, United Kingdom.