Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

La Tour de Montlhéry-Chez Denise
An old school Parisian bistro, La Tour de Montlhéry-Chez Denise has red-and-white checked tablecloths, free-flowing wine, and a menu of meaty classics.
La Grande Epicerie de Paris
La Grande Epicerie de Paris is not just a food hall, it’s a luxurious temple devoted to food found on the ground floor of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche.
La Poule au Pot
A classic French bistro in the centre of Paris.
Louvre
The Louvre needs no introduction but a trip could benefit from a few helpful tips.
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Mathis Bar
Fifteen years old and going strong, Paris' most sought-after and secret location...
Opéra Garnier
From the underground lake to the ceiling painted by Chagall, the Opéra Garnier is a sight to behold. And that's before the performance even begins.
Musée Rodin
This 18th century mansion presents Rodin's major works while also playing host to temporary exhibitions throughout the year.
Musée National Gustave-Moreau
Eccentric for all eternity, you really should pay a visit to the house-turned-museum of Gustave Moreau.
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise
This is an ideal spot to catch up on Parisian history.
Marché aux Puces Saint-Ouen
From 'junk' to 'merchandise', this market will provide.
Marché des Enfants Rouges
A food market to satisfy even the most organic foodie.
Marché Saint Pierre
This shopping district is where couturiers and amateur craftsmen alike go for the finest in local and imported silk, duchesse satin and tulle. The display of colour and texture is well worth a wander for passers-by.
Le Bon Marché
This department store has withstood the test of time for a reason. It's amazing. Check it out.
Villa d’Estrées
A little bolthole with large beds and bathrooms tiled in black slate.
Saint-Grégoire
You'll feel you've been invited into the private home of the eccentric owner.
Plaza Athenée’s
Home to the world's most celebrated pastry chef. Need one say more.
L’Hôtel
Decorated with great care, the plush interior and themed rooms are breathtaking.
Hôtel Duc de Saint-Simon
Contemplate French history amongst lovingly chosen patterned wallpaper and antiques.
Hôtel des Grands Hommes
Stylishly put together, this was once home to André Breton, father of the Surrealists.
Hôtel Chopin
The hotel’s real draw is its unmissable view over the rooftops of Paris. Set off the main stretch down Passage Jouffroy.span
Grandes Écoles
An old favourite where you can enjoy birdsong with breakfast in the courtyard.
Franc Pinot de L’Île Saint Louis
This sophisticated jazz club is authentically smoke-filled and dimly lit
Thé-Troc
This hippy-trippy store is a sanctuary for comic book fans.
Poilâne
Visit the original bakery that started the international phenomenon.
Mariage Frères
This teashop is somewhat of an institution in Paris.
Le Café
Unpretentious but trendy spot close to the Louvre great for light salads tartines and croques monsieurs.
Ladurée
Enter a world of pure opulence dreamy pastries and equisite decor.
Cinéma du Panthéon | Salon du thé
Aside from the film programming, the venue's other highlight is the salon du thé above the theatre. One of us actually lived next door before discovering this spot—a genuine hidden hideout.
Le Petit Fer à Cheval
A wonderful microscopic wine bar-brasserie.
The Fish Club
Le 114 Faubourg
Sleek interiors and chic diners make Le 114 Faubourg the go-to brasserie for the urban elite.
Alexandra Sojfer
A paradise of parasols, parapluies and canes using antique techniques to create new products. A veritable time capsule of elegance. 
Bar 288 at Le Meurice
Bar 228 at the legendary Le Meurice is an elegant, cosy parlour that surpasses the average, nondescript hotel bar. Live jazz can be heard most evening, so if you happen to be taking a stroll around Paris at midnight, this could be just the stop fo
Kinugawa
Situated just a short stroll away from the Louvre, Kinugawa does sushi and sashimi with aplomb – its gorgeous and skilfully handled plates make for a welcome petite pause from richer Parisian delicacies.
Les Deux Abeilles
This charming Parisian boite brings a bit of old-school kitsch to the standard café experience. As for the food, everything is made in-house, from tomato tarts to the trays of madeleines.
Atelier Cologne
Tres chic store that offers a new take on the traditional eau de Cologne...
Free ‘P’ Star
A vintage store so good it might break your heart but not your bank.
Charvet
Around since 1838, this place knows how to make men's shirts.

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