Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

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.
The Art Room
A sophisticated interior and meticulously constructed cocktails herald a new trend in Parisian cocktail bars...
Gepetto et Velos
The place to pick up a bicycle or BMX for the weekend.
Fat Tire Bike Tours
Tour Paris and all of its surroundings by day and night with Fat Tire Bike Tours.
Social Club
Mortal or superhero wiggler or watcher you're bound to have a good night at the this social club.
Espace Vit’Halles
Great gym near the Pompidou centre.
Silencio Club
Sure to be a pilgrimage spot for design geeks, this classy number has been David Lynch's baby, and she's all grown up.
Ecole du Cordon Bleu
Whether you aspire for culinary excellence as a professional or passable tastiness as an amateur chef, this culinary school can show you a thing or two.
ShowCase
Find your way to the bar lose yourself in the crowd and dance until dawn.
Rex
Rex hosts international DJs and has a sound system worthy of their status.
Queen
One of Paris' most famous clubs on its most famous street.

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