Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Lou Queernaval 2019

The Nice Carnival is a tradition in the city that has taken place as records indicate as early as 1294 when the Count of Provence, Charles Anjou, wrote that he had passed "the joyous days of carnival."

In 1873, a committee was created for the Carnival, headed by local artist Alexis Mossa, with later contributions from his son Gustav-Adolf Mossa. The Carnival was reinvented into a parade, adding masquerades, satirical floats and competitions.
This exciting annual event takes place during a two week period in February with the celebrations starting this year on February 16th until March 2nd.

The carnival is the second biggest in the world after the Brazil Carnival and today the event attracts over a million visitors to Nice within that time period.

Every year, a special theme is chosen with this year being the “King of Cinema” reflecting the various shows and movies filmed not only in the Cote d’Azur but other familiar faces and locations from around the world. 

Here traditional artists create over 18 massive floats and other figurines in traditional papier-mâché for the colorful parade which takes place both day and night and is full of music and life.
It is also very pleasing to hear that this year Lou Queernaval will be back! As part of the spirit of the carnival and the extensive LGBTQ community, a special evening will be held on February 24 starting at 7pm, this will be the prime party of the carnival basically turning it all into a massive dance floor!
Celebrating diversity and tolerance among 15,000 expected visitors, you will to see an array of sequins and rhinestones attached to some amazing costumes along with rainbow flags and an extravagance and overall surge of happiness and love for all.
This is the third edition brought to the Nice Carnival by the local LGBTQI community volunteers in the city and is open for all to attend the most festive of event.

Tickets can be found here:


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Point G Leather & Fetish Boutique

On first glance, you may be surprised to learn that Nice has a large leather and fetish LGBTQ community.

So if it’s your first visit to the city and you are stuck for some gear to attend one of the year round events or a private soiree, head to Point G, an established shop with an array of products to suit most any taste and budget.

Not far from ‘Le Petit Marais’ in Nice near the port, the Point G boutique caters to a diverse crowd with a knowledgeable and friendly staff that could not be more helpful with whatever you may require in terms of gear and local event information.
Stepping into Point G, you instantly feel like you are in an enticing environment with a subtle scent of leather lingering in the air and that’s when you’ll know you’ve come to the right place.
With Nice being an international travel destination, you’ll be able to find something to suit every season.

Beyond the usual leather and fetish gear, there are name brand products including those from Mr. B which means instead of ordering online and waiting, merchandise is available right in store saving you time and with competitive prices, money.
We all know how hot it gets in the French Riviera during the summer months, with that in mind, Point G also offers a wide selection of underwear, swimsuits, tank tops and harnesses, etc. for those heading to the beaches or checking out any of the nightclubs and after hour parties.
With all that in mind, at Point G you can obtain safe sex information, condoms, a great selection of lubes and leather maintenance products.

Having recently celebrated their 2nd anniversary, Point G has built a strong rapport in the community with not only their merchandise but as promotional sponsorships with various play groups, associations and other businesses.

Make sure to stop by Point G and get yourself some goodies.

Photos courtesy of Point G