Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

Colette Water Bar
Don't expect fast food and coffee in this chic minimalist eatery...
Chez Jeannette
This charmingly shabby cafe attracts a lively crowd.
Bread & Roses
A current hit among locals great for fresh breads delicious salads puff-pastry tarts and birthday cakes.
Aux Pipalottes Gourmandes
Located centrally in Monmartre this deli is a magnet for Parisian foodies.
Angelina’s
This established cafe oozes a nostalgic charm - as well as providing sumptuous cakes.
La Mascotte
Authentically old-school unpretentious dining - a Parisian classic.
La Gazzetta
Informal and cool this bistro is among those which are quietly revolutionising French dining.
La Fontaine de Mars
A picture perfect bistro loved by both locals and tourists.
La Cantine du Faubourg
A dining experience akin to clubbing you can eat till 1am and down cocktails until 4am.
Foyer Vietnamese
It might not look like much from the outside but this Vietnamese is always packed; affordable with food that's never disappointing.
Zyriab
Spectacular views can be enjoyed from inside the glass-walled restaurant on the top of the Institute du Monde Arabe a museum of Arabic artefacts. The perfect setting however is on the outside terrace where you sit next to potted olive trees.
Ze Kitchen Galerie
Contemporary French cuisine with an Eastern influence.
Tokyo Eat
Don't be confused by the name this is not a Japanese restaurant the only thing that's 'Tokyo' about it is its cool contemporary design by various commissioned artists. Browse the trendy concept store next door that sells everything from shoes to sex
Le Grand Rex
60 years on and Paris's biggest picture house is still as grand as the name implies.
La Maison Rouge
La Maison Rouge joins other Parisian landmarks in celebrating the contemporary art scene.
Carine Gilson
The decadence of hand-finished silk lingerie awaits.
La Comedie Francaise
With a repertoire of around 3000 plays from the classical to the brand new it's well worth checking out La Comedie Francaise.
Jardin du Luxembourg
Located in bustling St. Germain, Le Jardin de Luxembourg will certainly entertain for the day.
Cacharel
Quality clothes in quirky styles.
Institut du Monde Arabe
Craving some geometrical historical archeological and intellectual illumination? Fear not. The Institut de Monde Arabe will provide.
Bruno Frisoni
Truly extra-ordinary shoes.
Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione
Traditional circus performances provide timeless entertainment for all ages.
Boutique Renhsen
Skinny jeans for everyone!
Centre Georges Pompidou
Colour variety and ingenuity meet in this cross-cultural venue in the Marais.
104
An innovative and internationally inclusive venture aiming to bridge the gap between art producers and the public.
Astier de Villatte
Beautiful and scented are the wares at Astiers.
Assouline
A publishers outlet specialising in books we would all love for our coffee tables.
Artazart
A place for the art books and the fashion magazines to rub shoulders.
April 77
All the beautiful young things wear jeans from April 77.
APC
Chic basics.
Palais de Tokyo
This museum is unlike any other in Paris providing contemporary art in all forms; cinema screens show experimental film which can be enjoyed after dinner at the trendy restaurant attached. Very cool.
Antoine et Lili
Making all aspects of life beautiful - Antoine et Lili.
Antoine
Did you come to Paris unprepared for a sprinkling of rain? Don't worry, Antoine will rescue you.
Antik Batik
Hippy-dippy fabulous.
Ami Paris
Preppy but sophisticated Parisian menswear in a super-cool, contemporary space...
Les Bains du Marais
Located just off Rue du Francs Bourgeois, one of the Marais' best shopping streets, dive into the elegant Bains des Marais for a restorative sauna steam and massage.
L’Atelier des Chefs
Learn to cook with the Parisians.
L’Appartement 217
In an area more commonly associated with high octane shopping, L'Appartement 217 (located dangerously nearby uber-concept store Colette) is a welcome retreat from the Manolo-clad crowds.
Acne
All your denim needs solved by the Swedes.
Guerlain
Find a new scent or indulge in a treatment at this glamorous Champs-Elysees beauty spot.

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