Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

Benoît
A classic bistro founded in 1912 with a traditional French menu.
Agapé Substance
A destination for diners seeking cutting-edge gastronomy. Seasonal ingredients are selected on a daily basis. Guests can watch the magic unfold from the vantage point of the bar at the open kitchen.
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.
Park Hyatt Vendôme
For business or pleasure the Vendôme is good for remaining incognito.
Maison Athénée
A heavy, moody and excessive hotel, thick with sensual pleasure.
L’Hôtel
Decorated with great care, the plush interior and themed rooms are breathtaking.
L’Hôtel de Sers
At L'Hôtel de Sers funky guests compliment the funky décor.
Hotel Thérèse
Thérèse offers good value and an excellent location on the Right-Bank.
Hôtel Le A
Colourful art offsets a black and white interior at this swish modern boutique hotel.
Hôtel du Jeu de Paume
Savour the ghost of Louis XIV playing real tennis at this family-run hotel.
Hôtel du Petit Moulin
You'll be noting design tips at this eclectic super-stylish hotel.
Hôtel Duc de Saint-Simon
Contemplate French history amongst lovingly chosen patterned wallpaper and antiques.
Hôtel de l’Abbaye
An idyllic boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Hôtel des Academies
Comfort and style in Montparnasse complete with a range of luxury treatments on site.
Hôtel Daniel
An intimate exotically decorated hotel where you'll feel like the VIP you are.
Hôtel des Grands Hommes
Stylishly put together, this was once home to André Breton, father of the Surrealists.
Hôtel des Saint-Pères
This is a cosy and charming hotel with a hidden gem: 'Room 100'.
Hôtel Bourg Tibourg
Marvel at its tiny size and plush Gothic/Victoriana/2nd Empire décor‰Û_.
Hôtel Caron de Beaumarchais
The Caron de Beaumarchais is really a carefully re-created an 18th century home.
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
Hôtel Costes
Come here to pose, pout and catch the eye of your dream sugar-daddy (or mummy).
Hôtel Amour
This is probably not the hotel to bring your mother to...
Hôtel Bellechasse
Intimate hotel in posh area of Paris facing the Louvre.
Grandes Écoles
An old favourite where you can enjoy birdsong with breakfast in the courtyard.
Point Ephémère
Edgy urban and cultural; there should be more places like this.
La Flèche d’Or
This abandoned metro station has been given new lease of life by trendy art students.
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.
Renoma Café Gallery
Reasonably priced light meals and tasty cocktails attract the local fashionistas.
Poilâne
Visit the original bakery that started the international phenomenon.
Mariage Frères
This teashop is somewhat of an institution in Paris.
Lô Sushi
The stylish Lo Sushi is ideally located just off the exclusive Champs Elysees
L’Éclair de Génie
A unique patisserie for those with a particularly sweet tooth.
Le Bal Café
The British brunch is injected with extraordinary French produce to deliver an unpretentious, fresh and, above all satisfying taste experience at Le Bal Café.
Le Café
Unpretentious but trendy spot close to the Louvre great for light salads tartines and croques monsieurs.
Le Loir dans la Theiere
Time spent in this quirky boho-cafe is truly delightful.
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.

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