On the north eastern region of France lies the city of Strasbourg, the Capital of Bas-Rhin department of the Alsace district. It has an area of 78 square kilometres with a population of 271,782.
The city has been significantly recognised as a host for a couple of European institutions. The Grande Île, one of its historical centres is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage. From its Gothic Cathedral to its winding alleys, and Alsatian taverns, Strasbourg is all for its culture and gastronomic offerings, making it one mesmerising city.
There is no red light district in Strasbourg. Most of the sex services happen inside private spaces like residential units, and apartments. Nevertheless, people seeking for sexual pleasure can still find escorts in Strasbourg especially through online.
Stay safe in the RLD
Strasbourg has proven itself a well-loved destination with the constant entry of travellers from across the globe who visit one of the most cultured cities on the European continent. Although a relatively safe city, there are a few warnings that will guarantee visitors of a safe and pleasant touring experience. One of which is to go in groups especially when going to the city centre. There are cases of pickpockets in crowded places so it is always advisable to keep in ones’ valuables.
What used to be known as the red light district of the Alsace region has tidied up that it is now almost free from adult-rated establishments. Things are pretty much different now in Strasbourg than most of the Europe cities. While the plethora of adult venues in various cities are located around the train stations and district centres, there is not so much to explore in the capital of the Alsace region in terms of the adult business side. There are cases of prostitution but they are now on a steady decline, such as the case of street prostituting.
There have been reports that there are street workers, mostly Romanian and Bulgarian who wait for potential customers in the corner of Rue Sengenwald. Other possible areas where street prostitutes frequently hang out are the following:
Prostitution is legal in France but operating brothels, soliciting street prostitution, and facilitating a sex worker in sex engagements with a client are illegal.
1946 was the year when brothels were deemed illegal. It was in the 60s when France approved the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Person and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others. Prostitution, up to this day is to an extent legal, as long as it is on the basis of self-employment. While offering sex services is allowed (as long as the sex worker is aged 18 and above), advertising in public, and soliciting is not. Passive soliciting is illegal and sex workers are prosecuted if they are caught making eye contact to clients. The act of advertising oneself on the streets as well as dressing up provocatively is also punishable by a period of 6-months imprisonment and a fine of € 3,750.
On legal matters concerning the LGBT, same-sex marriage has been approved in Strasbourg since 2013. Marriages conducted abroad are as well recognised in this country. Additionally, gay couples are allowed to adopt.
Nightlife hotspots in Strasbourg are clustered in the area of rue des Juifs and rue des Frères, as well as around the Cathedral.
A concentration of gay clubs can be found on Menkarta. It is where essentially most of the gay community meet. There are a couple of gay bars in Strasbourg, the following being the popular choices by most LGBT:
Choices of gay-friendly areas are said to be endless in Strasbourg.
General Attitude Towards Gays
There has been a significant change in the way Strasbourg people view the gay community. They hold the annual Gay Parade. Perhaps, the German influence has something to do with such change. There is a lot less prejudicial and homophobic cases in this city, although there are some who are still uncomfortable being openly gay due to the negative criticisms of the public towards homosexuality.
Gay Prostitution in Strasbourg
It is quite a challenge to find gay and transsexual prostitutes in Strasbourg. Most of the sex workers do transactions online.