Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community in the French Alps

Information for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the French Alps, including details of local LGBT associations and community events...

  • Information on several of the LGBT associations in the region can be found (in French) at C.I.GA.L.E. (Collectif Inter-associations Gays et Lesbiennes).

Rando's Rhône-Alpes, a not-for-profit association started in April 1987, is for gay men and lesbians to get together for outdoor sport activities in the mountains of the Alps: hiking, mountain biking, skiing, snow shoeing and other winter sports. Regular programme of activies in Grenoble, also Lyon and St-Etienne. Some members are English-speaking.

Ain (01)

French gay and lesbian group with regular events and social activities

Isère (38)

Social group for gay men, bisexuals and lesbians in Grenoble organising a number of activities.

Association for lesbians in Grenoble

Helpline for LGBT people. Lines are open on Mondays from 20:00-22:00

  • Binome
    04 76 43 39 39

The role of this association is to establish and encourage the dialogue between parents, gays and lesbians and their family and friends. Regular meetings are held and a helpline is available on Fridays from 18:00-21:00.

  • Contact Grenoble
    8 rue Sergent Bobillot, 38000 Grenoble
    Tel: 04 76 17 40 70

Christian association for gays and lesbians. Drop in centre open on Wednesdays from 19:30-21:30.

SOS Homophobie Grenoble is an association which was set up to fight against homophobic discrimination and aggression.

Savoie (73)

Association with the aim to establish and encourage the dialogue between parents, gay men and lesbians and their family and friends. A helpline is available on Tuesdays from 12:30-14:30.

This association (Groupe d'Action d'Information et de Contact Homosexuel Alpin) organises social activities for LGBT people in the Savoie region.

Haute-Savoie (74)

Association for gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people organising cultural and sports activities.


This is an association created in 1984 dedicated to the fight against AIDS. They have groups in most regions of France.

AIDES local groups

  • Ain (01)
    24 bd Victor Hugo, 01000 Bourg-en-Bresse
    Tel: 04 74 24 64 34
  • Hautes-Alpes (05)
    24 rue Saint-Arey, 05000 Gap
    Tel: 04 92 53 43 93
    Fax: 04 92 51 64 41
  • Isère (38)
    8 rue Sergent Bobillot, 38000 Grenoble
    Tel: 04 76 47 20 37
    Fax: 04 76 47 36 46