Hg2 : The Hedonist

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Paris

Anne Semonin
Pamper yourself with a treatment or two at this sleek and sophisticated spa.
Studio 28
Upholding the Parisian reputation of a fierce dedication to independant film and alternative art, this retro cinema shows classic movies and is frequented by film-makers.
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.
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.
Centre de Soins BK
Founded by jewellery maven Karry Berreby, the centre provides only the most advanced beauty products and techniques, specialising in anti-aging treatments, Ayurvedic massage and reflexology.
UMA: Massage and Yoga
UMA: Massage and Yoga does exactly what it says on the tin, albeit in a chic, modern environment.
Six Senses
Housed inside the Westin Hotel, this sumptuously-designed space is the first Six Senses spa to open up in France.
Roller Location Nomade
Paris loves to rollerblade, who knew!
Rasa Yoga
Many different kinds of yoga and massage available at Rasa Yoga.
Piscine Pontoise Quartier Latin
A gem of Art Deco design neat the Sorbonne, with mosaics, columns and original brass fittings.
Piscine Josephine Baker
If you don't fancy swimming in the Seine why not swim in a pool suspended in the water of the Seine instead?
Piscine George Vallerey
Built in 1924 for Olympics, this big pool has a retractable roof, sunbeds, a bar area and children's pool.
Patricia Wells
When your French isn't up to scratch but you want to learn about French cooking, head to Saint Germain for one of Patricia Wells' courses.
Parks
Craving some greenery and a little serenity? Head to one of Paris's parks.
Paris Plages
Over the Summer months the Paris Plages come to life where lithe locals swim and sunbathe along the sandified stretches of the Seine.
Paris Walking Tours
If you experience a city better on foot why not try a walking tour?
Paris a Velo C’est Sympa
All things bicycle, from tours to rental.
Nuxe Spa
Nestling in the heart of Paris the wonderful Nuxe spa has an extensive range of beauty treatments to relax tone and generally beautify along with some stylish touches.
Nickel: Male salon
From massage to full-body waxing (more or less) every (beauty) need is catered for at this men-only beauty salon.
Le Grand Rex
60 years on and Paris's biggest picture house is still as grand as the name implies.
Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione
Traditional circus performances provide timeless entertainment for all ages.
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.
Guerlain
Find a new scent or indulge in a treatment at this glamorous Champs-Elysees beauty spot.
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.
Espace Vit’Halles
Great gym near the Pompidou centre.
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.
Canauxrama
See Paris from the water on one of these canal and river cruises.
Boutique Clarins
Small but mighty, this boutique spa is one not to miss.
Aquamoon
Serene, spacey surrounds for a facial or hammam treatment next door to the Ritz.
Aquaboulevard
Bored at the idea of a normal pool? Those in the know head to Aquaboulevard for the wave machines and waterslides, not to mention the saunas.
Institut Dior
A spa to make you melt.
Golf de Saint-Cloud
Paris International Golf Club

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