Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

Running in Paris
Feeling a little bit bloated after some wonderful food, then what better way to work it off than to go running in Paris along the banks of the Seine.
Opéra Bastille
This innovative design has mixed receptions but the performances are world-class.
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.
Museé d’Orsay
Beautiful location, fantastic art, and the in-house eateries are good, too. What more could you ask for?
Musée National Gustave-Moreau
Eccentric for all eternity, you really should pay a visit to the house-turned-museum of Gustave Moreau.
Musée National Picasso
This magnificant museum houses the world's most complete Picasso collection and thus attracts a huge tourist crowd for both the extraordinary collection and (in summer months) the charming garden attached.
Mémorial des Martyrs
Beautiful and bleak is this morgue turned memorial.
Cimetière du Montparnasse
This is an ideal place for a whistle stop tour of Parisian cultural heritage where so many cultural icons continue to draw crowds. Stroll around St Germain and enjoy the chic cafe scene to refuel before a spot of sightseeing.
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise
This is an ideal spot to catch up on Parisian history.
Zadig & Voltaire
Violette & Léonie
A fashion emporium for your delectation.
Stella McCartney
Shine
All the brands you could ask for in this boutique.
Shu Uemura
Shu Uemura has taken on almost cult status. And it's not hard to see why.
Paul Smith
Miu Miu
Marie-Hélène de Taillac
Jewellery beautiful enough to inspire you to buy some...
Marni
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.
Marché aux Puces Clignancourt
The prices might be high but so is the temptation at this market.
Marché aux Puces de Montreuil
Oh, the treasure to be found here - if you take the time to dig.
Marché aux Puces de Vanves
What a way to spend the weekend - a tree lined street, a market, maybe even a bargain or two. Perfection.
Marché aux Puces Saint-Ouen
From 'junk' to 'merchandise', this market will provide.
Marché Bastille
A wonderful farmers market in the 11eme arrondissement.
Marché des Enfants Rouges
A food market to satisfy even the most organic foodie.
Marché Raspail
Whether you want to nibble and walk, or you're happy to browse aimlessly, spending some time at this market is a lovely way to enjoy a Sunday.
Maison Martin Margiela
Le Bon Marché
This department store has withstood the test of time for a reason. It's amazing. Check it out.
La Perla
The lingerie and swimwear from this label will make you want to be semi-clothed all the time.
Kitsuné
French and Japanese creative collaboration creates Kitsune.
Hermès
Hermès epitomises classic, luxury living.
Emporio Armani & Armani Caffè
Part of the ginormous Armani empire, this boutique consists of ready-to-wear luxury clothing and accessories for both men and women. There's also a cafe and bookshop at this Armani address.
Dior
Comme des Garçons
A concept boutique filled with 'avant-gardery'.
Coïncidence
Rivalling Collette as Paris hippest concept store is Lenny Guerrier's CoÌøncidence...
Chloé
Classic and Paris are two words we like to here when talking about fashion.
Christian Louboutin
Céline
Money and style? Get your casualwear here.
Chanel

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