Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

La Tour de Montlhéry-Chez Denise
An old school Parisian bistro, La Tour de Montlhéry-Chez Denise has red-and-white checked tablecloths, free-flowing wine, and a menu of meaty classics.
Dirty Dick
A Polynesian-themed bar with dozens of rums on offer and some potent flaming cocktails, Dirty Dick is cheeky of name, flamboyant of style, and full of fun.
Télescope
A chicly minimalist coffee shop in Paris’ 1er arrondissement, Télescope offers expertly brewed coffee near the Jardin du Palais Royal.
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.
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise
This is an ideal spot to catch up on Parisian history.
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.
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.
Hôtel du Nord
A fashionable spot on the scenic quai of the Canal St-Martin.
Hotel Thérèse
Thérèse offers good value and an excellent location on the Right-Bank.
La Flèche d’Or
This abandoned metro station has been given new lease of life by trendy art students.
L’Éclair de Génie
A unique patisserie for those with a particularly sweet tooth.
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.
L’Armagnac Café Bar
Guaranteed to be buzzing with up-beat music and a casual drinking crowd.
Favela Chic
It may not be chic in the Parisian sense of the word but they throw a good party.
Tati
Buy Tati clothes and we guarantee you won't look tatty.
Rasa Yoga
Many different kinds of yoga and massage available at Rasa Yoga.
Au Passage
One for easygoing tapas lovers, Au Passage serves up healthy portions with even healthier glasses of wine.
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.
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.
Institut du Monde Arabe
Craving some geometrical historical archeological and intellectual illumination? Fear not. The Institut de Monde Arabe will provide.
Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione
Traditional circus performances provide timeless entertainment for all ages.
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.
Espace Vit’Halles
Great gym near the Pompidou centre.
Le Gambetta
Show your enthusiasm and keep the party going - power to the people.
Mama Shelter
Affordable hip and funky hotel to the east of the city centre.
Le Pin Up
Very hip welcoming to all-comers and the drinks don't cost silly money.
Higuma
The fantastic dumplings and noodles are superb at the slightly hectic Higuma.

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