Lyon, also written Lyons in English, is the third largest city in France and centre of the second largest metropolitan area in the country. It is the capital of the Rhône-Alpes region and the Rhône département. It is known as a gastronomic and historical city with a vibrant cultural scene. It is also the birthplace of cinema.
- 1 Sex Scene and Prostitution
- 2 Female Escorts
- 3 Red Light District
- 4 Prostitutes and Sex Workers
- 5 Street Hookers
- 6 Strip Clubs & Lap Dance
- 7 Brothels
- 8 Swingers Clubs
- 9 Erotic Massage Parlors
- 10 Dating
- 11 Transsexuals / Shemales
- 12 Gay and Lesbian
- 13 BDSM
- 14 Sexual Services for Women
- 15 Sex Shops & Adult Stores
- 16 Escort Services & Agencies
- 17 Sleeping
- 18 Stay Safe
- 19 See Also
Sex Scene and Prostitution
Prostitution in France (the exchange of sexual services for money) is not illegal, but several surrounding activities are. These include soliciting, procuring, operating a brothel (maison close, lupanar or bordel in French), living off the avails, and paying for sex with someone under the age of 18.
It estimated that about 15,000 – 20,000 women work as prostitutes in France. In 2010, the number of full-time male and female prostitutes was estimated at 20,000 – 30,000, with 80% being foreigners. Sex work in France, like other countries takes many forms. These include street prostitution, escort services, bars and apartment prostitution.
While prostitution is legal in France, as of 2003 sex solicitation is illegal, which lead local prostitutes in Lyon to get creative. White vans line the city and suburban streets in this city; an open door means they're open for business, a closed door (and rocking van) means you'll have to come back later for your turn.
Studies from 2003 estimated that about 15,000 – 20,000 girls work as prostitutes in France. In 2010, the number of full-time male and female sex workers was estimated at 20,000 – 30,000, with 80 to 90% being foreigners. Most of the sex workers come from Bulgaria, Romania, Nigeria, Cameroon, China and South America.
Red Light District
There are a lot of nightclubs and bar around the "Place de Terreaux" and the "Hotel de Ville" (City Hall), or you can also try "Vieux Lyon" (the old part of the town). There is definitely no official red-light district in Lyon. Quai de Perrache, Fickwagen and Quai Jules Courmont are the spots where you should find Lyon sex workers at most of the time.
Prostitutes and Sex Workers
Most of the sex workers in Lyon work as an independent escorts and some of the girls also work for the escort agencies. These type of WG´s (Working Girl) often give the best service and are your best option if you are looking for sex in Lyon. Some of the Gentlemen´s Club´s and erotic massage parlours in Lyon sell sex, but this is done only very discreetly. Street prostitution is also a part of the daily prostitution activities in Lyon, but is in decline as it is all over France.
Street prostitution in Lyon is not as common as it was in the past. Mainly because the big fines customers can get if caught and because most girls have cellphones which make work easier if they just have ads online. Most common price for a blow-job from a street whore is 20 to 40 Euro and price for sex is usually 50 Euro, but it can also be a little bit higher or lower.
- Fickwagen - Usually some trailerpark hookers, but note that trailer sites may disappear without notice
- Quai Perrache - Reports of prostitution activity. Sometimes more street girls, but most street walkers come out at night.
- From Kyriad Lyon on Quai Perrache two streets up towards the railway line. You need a car to do the deed as you drive to some secluded area to unload. Also black African girls a two to three blocks the other way.
- Quai Jules Courmont. - Some of the older street prostitutes can be spotted in here occasionally.
Strip Clubs & Lap Dance
Lyon is a perfect city for a nude bar lovers. There are many good clubs and bars where you can watch sexy dancers shaking their bodies and often offering erotic private shows. The best strip clubs in Lyon are Le Best One, Le Club Vertige, Brian Night Shows, B Lucky, La Tulipe d´Or, American Bar, Le Cloé, Asian Club, La Queen Mary, Le Scandale, Cristal New´s Pub, La Rubis & Le Pent´House. Most of these strip joints have an entrance fee of 10 to 20 Euros.
Where to find Strip Clubs in Lyon:
- B Lucky, B Lucky, 40 Quai Saint Vincent, Entrée Rue Couverte 69001 Lyon. (Tel: 0760661915)
- Open from Tuesday to Friday: 14: 00/5 H 00, Saturday: 22: 00/5 H 00. Great for bachelor partier and other events. Private room in private (stripper): 140 €- for a 20 minute show.
- Le Diamant Noir, 109 Quai de Pierre-Scize, Lyon, France
- +33 4 78 39 73 36 www.diamantnoirlyon.com
- PENT X HOUSE Club Privé - cabaret stript-tease & bar à hotesse, 236 RUE GARIBALDI, 69003 LYON PART-DIEU (Tel: 06 30 27 17 62)
- Open Monday to Friday from 20h until dawn. The weekend privatization possible booking. The Champagne Bar our sexy cabaret club with sexy stewardesses, show striptease, lap dance, pole dance, lesbian show, SM initiation, bachelor parties. Wide bar, topped with 2 pole dance bars, you will enjoy the show as close to our sexy dancers. http://www.club-striptease-ph.com/
- Vertige Production, 5 Rue du Griffon, Lyon, France
- +33 9 81 06 60 57 www.vertigelyon-barachampagne.fr
There are no brothels, pick'up bars or any other public places that offer paid sex in Lyon. Paid sex can be offered outside with street action, in a private apartment or at your hotel with an escort, but unfortunately not in a public place. If it is offered it usually is a rip off, unless you are at Asian massage parlour.
This is the list of french swinger's club in Lyon and surrounding areas.
In a swinger club, after you pay entrance, sex is offered for free. But for a single man, it is hit or miss to get action and sex is not guaranteed. A good advice for a single man is always to call before, and be well dressed and it will be easier to enter. Avoid the afternoon's, because there will be mostly singles at that time.
Swinger Club Locations in Lyon and Surrounding Areas
- Le Diablotin, 42550 Pontempeyrat
- Open: Fri 9pm-till and Mon, Sun 3pm-10pm couple+single Sat 9pm-till. Couple only. Phone: 04 77 50 69 92
- La Diligence, Morville 21500 Fresnes
- Open : Thu-Sun 10pm-4am. Entrance : 26€/couple 40€/single. Phone : 03 80 92 12 76 Homepage : www.le-relais-fr.com
- Eclypse, 10 rue Montplaisir 26000 Valence
- Phone 04 75 56 57 52 Homepage : www.sauna-club-eclypse.com
- Eviden’s, 6 rue Sainte Marie des Terreaux 69001 Lyon
- Open : Wed-Fri 4pm-8pm 10am-till..Tue, Sat 10am-till. Couple only Sat, Entrance: 20€/couple afternoon 30€/couple evening 30€/single afternoon 65€/single evening. Phone : 04 78 29 49 40 Homepage : www.evidens-libertin.com
- Ile du Levant, 50 rue de Verdun 26500 Bourg les Valence
- Open : Mon-Fri Sun 2pm-7pm Tue-Sat 10.30-till late. Entrance : 35€/afternoon 45€/evening. Sauna, hamman & Jacuzzi. Phone : 04 75 43 13 68 Homepage : www.clubiledulevant.com
- L’imprévu, 4 rue du Compte de L’isle 50170 Pontorson
- Open : Mon Tue, Thu 3pm-7pm Thu-Fri 10pm-till late. Entrance : 40€/single 20€/couple. Phone : 02 33 68 29 53 Homepage : www.limprevu.net
- Le Move, 32 Quai Arloing 69009 Lyon
- Phone : 04 72 20 07 24 Homepage : www.clublemove.com
- Le Neptune, Rte de Boege Mijouet 74250 Fillinges
- Open : Thu 9pm-1am Fri Sat 10pm-5am Couple only Sat. Entrance: 40€. Phone : 04 50 36 42 87 Homepage : www.club-neptune.net
- Number One, 158 avenue de Pressensé 69200 Vénissieux
- Open : Mon-Fri 2pm-7pm Wed-Sat 9.45pm-till late. Entrance: 20€/afternoon 20€/couple evening 65€/single evening. Sauna & Hammam. Phone : 04 78 01 87 96 Homepage : www.le-number-one.com
- Royal Club, 1 chemin des Voyageurs 69360 Ternay
- Open : 8.30pm-5am. Phone : 04 78 02 42 65 Homepage : www.leroyalclub.com
- La Venus, Rue du Bousquet 07800 Saint Laurent du Pape
- Open : Tue-Sun 10.30-till. Couple only on Saturday. Entrance: 35€. Phone 04 75 85 05 32 Homepage : www.venus07.com
- La Villa, 127 Route de Marseille 26200 Montelimar
- Phone : 06 79 50 00 99 Homepage : www.encour.fr
- Why No, 313 Rue Duguesclin 69003 Lyon
- Open: Mon-Fri 2pm-8pm 10pm-till… couple+single Sat 11pm-till couple. Jacuzzi & sauna. Phone: 04 72 71 05 02 Homepage: www.whynotclub.com
- L’Auberge, Route de Marennes 69360 Simandres
- Swimmingpool & restaurant. Open : Mon-Fri 12am-2.30pm 3pm-7pm Sun 4pm-7pm couple+single Sat 6pm-till. Couple only. Phone : 04 78 02 96 54 Homepage : www.clubauberge.com
- Le Body’X, 47 route de Saint Pierre 74800 Amancy La Roche sur Foron
- Phone : 04 50 25 58 98 Homepage : www.le-bodyx.com
- Capricia ,, Route deLyon 01990 St Triviers sur Moignans
- Open : Fri-Sat 11pm-till late. Homepage : www.capricia.com Phone : 04 74 55 81 27
- Le Cleo, A3 sortie Aiguebelette 73470 Nances
- Open : Fri Sat 9pm-6am couple only Sun 3pm-3am. Entrance: 40€. Phone 04 79 28 75 45 Homepage : www.lecleo.com
- Le Cocoon, 36 rue du Saget 74100 Annemasse
- Phone: 04 50 84 22 33 Homepage: www.lecocoon74.com
Erotic Massage Parlors
You can find a lot of massage ads online and sometimes from the Lyon magazines. Running a whore house in France is illegal and this is the reason why part of the prostitution business in Lyon is done secretly at the massage salons.
Girls at the Lyon massage parlours are mainly Chinese, sometimes there are few Thai girls. Expect to pay 40-80€ for a massage. 20-50€ for handjob or a blow-job. Sex will cost a little more from 50 to 100€. You should avoid the so-called 'naturist' massage: they are extremely expensive and you shall be lucky if you get more than a hand-job. If you want a sensual or an erotic body rub, whether with a Happy Ending or not, you can also try many of the independent escorts in Lyon, as most of them do these types of services quite well.
Dating in Lyon can be a bit tricky due to cultural differences, so your best bet is to sign up for a dating site before your trip so you can meet a few locals ahead of time. AdultFriendFinder.com, for example, lets you meet local members in Lyon and get to know them on a personal basis before you arrive. Take advantage of features like live chat rooms and member webcams so you know who you are chatting with before arranging a face-to-face meeting. Since time in your destination may be limited, get to know each other’s desires beforehand so when you do meet, you can skip the awkward introductions and start having some real fun.
Transsexuals / Shemales
You can sometimes find TG/TS/TV or CD street walkers from Quai Perrache area. These t-girls usually charge around 50€ for sex, but sometimes quotes can be even higher. You should be careful with them because some of them also try to pull out tricks.
In Lyon, it is often much safer to find an t-girl escort from the online ads. This way you usually pay more, example 100 to 250 € for sex, but you will get to have sex in a safer environment and often the sex is also much better.
Gay and Lesbian
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in France have been seen as traditionally liberal and some of the most advanced in Europe and worldwide. Although same-sex sexual activity was a capital crime that often resulted in the death penalty during the Ancien Régime, all sodomy laws were decriminalized in 1791 during the French Revolution.
France became the thirteenth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage in 2013, despite receiving opposition from across the country. France became the first country in the world to declassify transsexualism as a mental illness. France has frequently been named one of the most gay friendly countries in the world. Recent polls have indicated that a majority of the French support same-sex marriage and in 2013, another poll indicated that 77% of the French viewed that homosexuality should be accepted by society, one of the highest in the world.
Gay Saunas and Bathhouses in Lyon:
- Double Side Lyon, 8 Rue Constantine
- Sun City Lyon, 3, rue Sainte-Marie des Terreaux
- Le Bellecour, 4 rue Simon Maupin
- L'Oasis Club, 2 Rue Coustou
Gay Bars and Clubs:
- Station B, 21 place Gabriel Rambaud
- La Ruche, 22 Rue Gentil
- Le 1er Sous-Sol, 7 rue du Puits-Gaillot
- Le Trou, 6 rue Romarin
- Friends Club, 22 rue Josepph Serlin
- SMAC 69 (Le Bar du SMAC), 30, rue Burdeau
- L’United Café (UC), Impasse De La Pêcherie
- Matinée Bar, 2 Rue Bellecordière
- Le Forum Bar, 15 Rue Des Quatre Chapeaux
- L' Etoile Opéra, 26 Rue De L'arbre Sec
- BK69, 1 rue de Thou
Lesbian Bars and Clubs:
- Le Marais, 3 rue Terme
- Le Domaine, 9 rue du jardin des plantes
- Le L Bar, 19 Rue du Garet
Gay Male Prostitutes:
Up to 15 percent of sex workers in France are men. This percentage also includes TG/TS/TV and CD sex workers. Most cater to gay men and only a small number of the prostitutes accept women as clients. A gay male prostitutes in France charge between (€120 to €200 ) per hour.
Some of the regular escort in Lyon offer BDSM services such as light domination, role playing and other fetish services. These type of services cost always more. There are also dominatrixes in Lyon who are only specified on these type of services.
- The Swinger Club Mistik, 45 quai Clemenceau - CALUIRE 69300 - Tel: 06 80 37 90 78
- This club is popular among straights, bi-sexual, couples and transgirls. Many of the people who visit here have also interest on BDSM.
Sexual Services for Women
There are couple of very good looking and talented male escorts working in Lyon. Usual price for one hour is 100 to 200€, but some of the male prostitutes can also charge more or less than that. It is also very easy for tourist women to get sex from the local swingers clubs or just basic nightclubs.
Up to 15 percent of sex workers in France are men. Most cater to gay men and only a small number of the prostitutes accept women as clients.
Sex Shops & Adult Stores
Most sex shops in Lyon carry a good variety of sex toys, porn movies and fetish gear. Some of the adult shops have sex kino attached to them and the entrance to these venues is usually around 8 to 15 Euro and allows for multiple entries in one day.
- Boite a Films, 24 rue Lanterne
- You need to buy a token to enter the venue and there are three floors with cabins: basement and 2nd floor are gay, 1st floor is straight. Quite old down place, but still popular.
- César Vidéo, 29 Rue Lanterne, Lyon, France +33 4 78 30 50 60
- Cine X, rue Ferrandiere
- Very simple concept; you select a dvd and the worker will give you a booth number or you can buy a cinema ticket and cruise. All types of guys go here; old and young, but mostly straight guys. Lyon guys like to get ed and display no attitude. I have the impression they don't care so much about who is ing them as long as they can unload in a hot mouth. Open until midnight, but busiest from 16:00-20:00
- DogKlub, Rue Romarin 12
- Open Tue-Sat 12h-20h. Adult arcade is mostly visited by gays and transvestites.
- Erostore, 7 Rue des Plâtriers, 69009 Lyon, France +33 4 72 29 11 18
- Major Video store, Place des Capucins 2 (MAY BE CLOSED)
- Open: Mon-Sat 14h-20h &Sun 16h-21h
- Olly Boutique, 17 Rue Paul Chenavard, Lyon, France +33 4 78 30 89 63
- X’Trême Center, 29 Boulevard de l'Europe, Pierre-Bénite, France +33 4 78 50 82 63
Escort Services & Agencies
Average price for one hour with a Lyon escort is between 150-300€. Short time like 15 to 30 minutes can be purchased for around 100€. Most Lyon escort work from the private flats. Foreign escort and working girls from the other French cities often work from the hotels. You should always negotiate beforehand with the girl about the services you require. Anal sex, role playing, pissing and other fetishes always cost a little extra like around 50€ more.
If you are planning to bring girls to your room and have sex with them, it is more recommended to rent apartment from Lyon. There are many good flats for a rent under 100 Euro per night and basic rooms are as cheap as 50 Euro a night. Hotels may give you a trouble especially if you bring a sex worker to your room at the middle of the night. You should look for the rooms around the areas with prostitution activity mentioned above, so you have a shorter trip to go to your place once you find a prostitute.
There are reports of prostitution around the following hotels in Lyon:
- Ibis Styles Lyon Confluence, 24, Quai Perrache, 69002 Lyon, France (Formerly Kyriad Lyon Gare Perrache-Confluence)
Real security problems in the Lyon center are rare, but the usual advice applies.
Rue Ste Catherine, behind Place des Terreaux, is locally famous for its bars; on weekend nights there are a lot of drunk people on the street, who might be violent. The police keep a close watch but it is probably better to avoid the area if you are on your own, especially after 3AM when the bars are closed. Similar problems may be encountered in Vieux Lyon.
In populated places such as Rue de la République or outside Part-Dieu station, you may come across people advertising for charities; they can be recognised by their specific, coloured clothing. They will not ask you for money but rather give you information documents which encourage you to donate. Homeless people sell newspapers such as Macadam or Sans-abri which help them making some money without begging; they should have an ID card issued by the editors. But there are also people trying to con you and get money for some imaginary charity, sometimes by selling postcards or other items. Never give money directly to someone on the street who claims to be working for charity and does not have official documents, or if the documents look doubtful.
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