Bookstore Violette and Co 102 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris
THE feminist and LGBT bookstore in the capital is also a landmark that hosts exhibitions, writing workshops, and residencies. In short, this is a nice location in the heart of the capital dedicated to texts and images that highlight women and homosexualities in all their forms. Between books, comics, magazines, and thrillers, this unique place facilitates the meeting of feminists, and LGBTQIA+ to discuss related topics and issues. This spot has a warm atmosphere for the curious, full of humor, with even a small corner dedicated to the reception of literary meetings, readings, debates, and exhibitions. In short, we love it, and we're going back!
La Cité Audacieuse 9 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris
The Audacious Town... Aptly named! It is indeed the first place in Paris dedicated to the influence of women's rights created by the Women's Foundation. More than a feminist association cradle, this magical and inspiring "safe space" allows everyone to meet and gather to advance women's rights together. Between its numerous events, conferences, debates, and exhibitions on themes related to equality or its committed café Chez Mona, you will not fail to feel the feminist energy that bubbles up inside you in this impacting ecosystem.
Bonjour Madame 40 rue de Montreuil, 75011 Paris
It is THE feminist bar of reference, LGBTQIA+ friendly of course, my favorite! Its founders define it as a "cultural bar, for feminist, intersectional queer activists" — which I really like. Between benevolence and inclusiveness, you can sip your Sorojito, a Gin tonic against the patriarchy, or a Margarita, as you wish. In a friendly atmosphere and between two encounters, you will be able to attend conferences on intersectional feminism, exhibitions, concerts or even witch game tournaments while enjoying the fresh and seasonal products that the menu offers. A real treat for the stomach, the heart, and the brain. Yummy!
Les Boudeuses 2 rue Saint-Denis, 75002 Paris
"Feminine art of living & other epicurean pleasures" is the promise of this concept store mixing fashion, decoration, beauty (manicure, make-up), and relaxation (tea room, bar, grocery). All 100% feminine, please! With a name evoking the boudoir, a space traditionally reserved for women's conversations, this place of life gathers both ethical creations and committed events. In short, I like feminist shopping!
La maison des femmes 163, rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris
This is an association that has been fighting for the rights of all women for over 40 years. This is a real space for feminist solidarity which raises awareness and offers discussion groups against violence while providing legal support to victims. It fights against sexism, but also against racism, anti-Semitism, and homophobia through meetings and conferences. Always marked by feminist initiatives, this refuge for women in need is the keystone in the march for equality in the capital.
Bonus: Le 7ème genre 39 boulevard de Strasbourg, 75010 Paris
This unusual association defines itself as "the film club that defies norms", with a focus on gender issues and minority sexualities, and therefore regularly organizes a film club at the Brady cinema. Their idea is to open the field of possibilities with films from all eras, all styles, all nationalities. For lovers of cinema and gender equality.
- Feminists in the city, feminist guided tours of Paris.
- The travel guide, visit Paris with women in the center of the stage.
- Puissante, the brand committed to feminine pleasure.
- Vulvae, the first application dedicated to vulvar health. A digital health booklet and a therapeutic support program dedicated to the care of vulvar pain.
- Climax, the video training dedicated to female pleasure, based on science, for a maximized and shared pleasure.
Photos: 1 – ActualLitté , 2 – mariesophiecharrier, 3 – Paris LGBT , 4 – Par Rizhlaine F, 5 – Barbara Neyman , 6 – Le 7e Genre.