Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

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.
Cafés et Thés Verlet
Verlet offers an overwhelming selection of teas and coffee pleasing all tastes.
Café Le Basile
This retro cafe is the perfect spot to take a break from shopping.
Café Maure
Enjoy thé à la menthe and sticky pastries in the shade of this peaceful mosque.
Café de l’Industrie
Unfussy French food and decently priced.
Café Fleurus
One of Paris' most stylish tabac-cafes.
Café Beaubourg
An ideal people-watching spot this lively plaza in bustling Marais is popular with a trendy set of young affluent people. Cocktails and iBooks replace coffee and cake while seating is both stylish and available.
Zéro Zéro
There's not much to see here except for a blackboard bearing an extensive cocktail list including the Zéro Zéro a whoop-ass pick-me-up.
Les Étages
Small with uneven bare floorboards this tiny bar draws in a young trendy crowd.
La Verre Volé
Off-licence and cave à manger combined.
Le Brébant
Certainly the hippest of the large café-bars that line the Grand Boulevards.
Le Petit Fer à Cheval
A wonderful microscopic wine bar-brasserie.
Le Bar du Marché
The cocktails might be a bit sketchy but this funky cafe-bar is incredibly popular.
L’Alimentation Générale
Loud dark and jam-packed with Oberkampf trendies.
L’Armagnac Café Bar
Guaranteed to be buzzing with up-beat music and a casual drinking crowd.
La Chope de Château Rouge
Adopted by cool kids this is an appealing place to linger for a few hours especially in the summer sunshine.
Frenchie Bar à Vins
Sample the much sought after food of chef Gregory Marchand – without the two-month waiting list...
De la Ville Café
An über-trendy schizophrenically decorated bar-restaurant.
Dédé la Frite
Quasi-industrial very 'Ost-Berliner' and comfortingly grungy and relaxed.
Café La Fusée
Cosy relaxed and small- perfect for casual drinking and drunken banter.
Café Charbon
The irresistible belle-époque interior has made this venue a Parisian institution.
Café Chic
Ideal for pre- or post-clubbing drinks when partying in this swanky quarter.
Ba’ta’clan Café
This café-cum-bar attracts an ultra-chilled local crowd.

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