Jan 23, 2015
A Beefcake Tour of France
And cute guys.
Stop at the Place des Jacobins, to see the Quinconces Park and the Cultural Center, and this monument to a nude Wilbur Wright.
Not a lot of gay life, but there are a few bars.
Day 2: West on the E50 for about two hours to Rennes. the heart of eastern Brittany (though only about 2% of the population speaks Breton). See the Musee de Bretagne, and then stop at Parc du Thabor, which has some nice views, and some nude statues, including Faune a la Flute.
Day 4: It's an hour and a half drive to Bourges, and the Cathedral St. Etienne, and then another three hours on to Dijon. You'll have just enough time to go to the Place Francois Rude, with this nude statue in its center, for dinner. Then spend the evening at Le Bossuet Sauna, near the Cathedral.
More after the break.
Follow the Rhine on A35 for an hour to Strasbourg in Alsace. Many people speak German, and some still speak Alsatian. You'll want to visit the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, then take in the substantial gay nightlife.
Then it's a 3-hour drive on the E50 west to Reims.
Then it's an hour and a half drive on the E50 back to Paris.
See also: A Beefcake Tour of the Louvre.