“Mais oui” – Paris is on top of everybody’s travel list. The glamourous and romantic European metropolis, which continuously scores top marks amongst travelers, is one of the ‘World’s Best Places to Visit’.  This summer is another perfect time to take advantage of XL Airways’ affordable rates, and create your own romantic Paris escape, while enjoying its countless cultural and lifestyle offerings.

One of these is taking place on Saturday, June 30, when Paris is expecting more than 700,000 spectators and participants to celebrate the ‘Gay Pride Parade’. The parade will start from the Luxembourg Metro at 2pm and will end at the Place de la Republique, where a Pride celebration takes place between 4pm and 9pm. A series of other spectacular circuit parties, balls, and events will also be taking place across Paris in the gay district of Le Marais throughout the week, leading up to the Gay Pride Parade.

Throughout the month of July, many other diversity events will be celebrated in several places across the country, such as in the French surfing capital Biarritz (June 30), or the Marseille Pride Festival (July 07) in Provence.

From August 04 – 12, 2018, Paris will host the 10th edition of the ‘Gay Games’, the world’s largest sporting, cultural, and festive event open to all.  Held every four years, for the last 32 years, the ‘Gay Games’ is an aria to love, advocating a society for all diversities, and a fulfilment of Tom Waddell’s vision of a world where exclusion due to differences would no longer exist.

Don’t wait! Visit Paris to celebrate a ‘World of Diversity’ and make it an opportunity to sample the best of Paris, including its world-famous French cuisine.  Recommended places to enjoy a typical French meal in a retro-design atmosphere include ‘Le Bouillon Pigalle’, located at the foot of the Butte Montmartre, and ‘Ground Control’, a heavenly food court with a local market, featuring a variety of restaurants and cafes, set up at a former industrial site of the French national railroad company.

How to get there?
French airline XL Airways operates up to 7 direct flights a week from New York JFK to Paris Charles de Gaulle. Fares start from $445 round trip, including a free first checked bag, a hot meal, and wireless entertainment onboard.

Information and booking: xl.com/us, +1 877 496 9889 (toll free) or through your travel agent.

About XL Airways
XL Airways is a continued leader in affordability, good service, safety, and comfort. XL Airways is a French airline founded in 1995, with headquarters in Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG). XL Airways flies seasonally to the U.S., into four gateways: LAX, SFO, MIA, and JFK on modern Airbus aircraft. Dedicated to providing great value for passengers, XL Airways always includes a free checked-in bag and meal with any ticket.

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