Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

La Belle Juliette
Fabulous contemporary Parisian boutique hotel in the centre of the Left Bank...
Kube Hotel
You may be forgiven for thinking that you're staying in a club...
Keppler
Glamorous stylish hotel with gym, rooftop terrace suites and some views to the Eiffel Tower.
Hotel Thoumieux
A slightly zany but eminently comfortable boutique, in a great location.
Hotel Seven
Paris’s Left Bank keeps getting trendier as evidenced by this uniquely interactive design Hotel Seven.  
Hotel Particulier Montmartre
A work of art in itself this hotel is well worth a look.
Bel Ami
The ultra modern minimalism is an alternative to endless period features.
Le Murano
A funky restaurant serving modern French fare with an international twist.
Le Miroir
Old-school feel with new style classics close to Gare du Nord.
Les Editeurs
This library/restaurant/bar is naturally a great place to sit with a book or a newspaper.
Le Jules Verne
Enjoy fabulous food and views from 125m up the Eiffel Tower.
Le Sherry Butt
Le Sherry Butt, poised on the white-hot edge of the Bastille and Marais, is one of the new reliables: a chic and on-trend spot that turns out a roster of artisanal cocktails but still manages to feel like a cosy neighbourhood boite.
Le Fumoir
A Sunday institution where eggs Benedict compliment a perfectly made Bloody Mary.
Le Cristal Room
The menu is as glistening as the chandeliers. Worth visiting if only for the novelty toilets.
Le Rubis
Quirky Le Rubis is ideal for early evening drinks‰Û_.
Le Comptoir du Relais
Famous chef Yves Camdeborde wanted to get back to basics when he opened this tiny left bank restaurant. The old school décor harks back to Paris' golden age (although it's new) as does the unpretentious mouth-watering food.
Le Rendezvous des Amis
This bar is populated with the genuine folk of La Butte.
Le Pub Saint-Germain
More bar than pub this drinking establishment is is open 24/7.
Le Pin Up
Very hip welcoming to all-comers and the drinks don't cost silly money.
Le Ciel de Paris
The sky's the limit in Europe's highest restaurant...
Le Cherche Midi
This popular left bank Italian specialises in fresh pasta and fantastic antipasti.
Le Chateaubriand
The name suggests a conservative establishment but this restaurant is young and fun.
Le Kitch
Trendies champion this quirky little resto-bar on the Marais side of Oberkampf.
Le China
Le China is one of the trendiest places for dinner and dancing.
L’Atelier de Joel Robechon
A concept restaurant that really delivers; L'Atelier is worth a visit.
Le Baron Rouge
A lovely local bar à vin by the Rue de Cotte
Kodo
Kodo is popular with a dapper arty set that appreciate culinary genius.
Jean-Francois Piege
Cosy French comfort food in a chic apartment atmosphere.
Le Bar
The incredibly decadent Le Bar is the place to see and be seen‰Û_.
La Perle
Paris's fashion elite dare to mingle with us mortals in the coolest bar-café in Le Marais. .
La Patache
What starts modestly here can end up all over the place...
La Palette
You'll find an arty crowd hanging out at this popular left-bank café-bar.
La Mezzanine de l’Alcazar
Cocktails flow in this hip bar and the music moves from afrofunk to Balearic to deep house and disco.
Higuma
The fantastic dumplings and noodles are superb at the slightly hectic Higuma.
La Fourmi
A great spacious café-bar that's oblivious to seedy Pigalle.
Georges
The trendy top-floor restaurant of the one-time controversial 'inside-out' building.
Fish La Boissonnerie
Enjoy fresh fish dishes and regional wines in a homely atmosphere.
Drouant
Magnificent upscale brasserie with superchef Antoine Westermann.
La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturel
Oozing Parisian chic, this sumptuous bar offers perhaps the most upmarket take on wine and cheese" for miles around."
La Caravane
Stuffed with cool summery furniture it really is like a kitsch 1950s caravan.

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