Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

AB33
Extremely feminine casual and smart wear from the likes of Thakoon and James Perse; jewellery and lingerie stocked too. Perfect for browisng with friends, or even to gossip over a coffee with the boutique owners.
American Apparel
Anahi
This atmospheric laid back South American restaurant is a carnivore's dream come true.
Angelina’s
This established cafe oozes a nostalgic charm - as well as providing sumptuous cakes.
APC
Chic basics.
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.
Artazart
A place for the art books and the fashion magazines to rub shoulders.
Au P’tit Garage
A battered bar with a 50s twist and a laissez-faire attitude.
Au Passage
One for easygoing tapas lovers, Au Passage serves up healthy portions with even healthier glasses of wine.
Au Pied de Fouet
Wonderful unpretentious French cuisine and lovely staff.
Aux Pipalottes Gourmandes
Located centrally in Monmartre this deli is a magnet for Parisian foodies.
Ba’ta’clan Café
This café-cum-bar attracts an ultra-chilled local crowd.
Barboza Bijoux Anciens
Pierre Barboza’s prime location in the 1er arrondissement means it’s the best showcase for vintage jewellery, or “bijoux anciens,” that the city has to offer.
BarOurcq
This off-the-beaten-track bar is great for relaxing to good music.
Barroco
A laid back Brazilian restaurant with excellent live music from Thursday to Sunday.
Batofar
The unusual setting on a boat makes this an unforgettable clubbing experience.
Benoît
A classic bistro founded in 1912 with a traditional French menu.
Bones
Following the gastronomic success of head chef Henry James at tapas bistro Au Passage in the 11e, local foodies gave a shout of triumph at the opening of his de
Boutique Renhsen
Skinny jeans for everyone!
Bread & Roses
A current hit among locals great for fresh breads delicious salads puff-pastry tarts and birthday cakes.
Buvette Gastrothèque
The sister sibling of Buvette Gastrothèque, the Paris outpost of the same name offers bistro classics and innovative twists in its trendy So-Pi setting.
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.
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.
Café de l’Homme
Dine with the Parisian well-to-do and a view of the Eiffel Tower.
Café de l’Industrie
Unfussy French food and decently priced.
Café Fleurus
One of Paris' most stylish tabac-cafes.
Café Français
Modern French bistro from the Hotel Costes brand located in hip Bastille...
Café La Fusée
Cosy relaxed and small- perfect for casual drinking and drunken banter.
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 Noir
You will definitely be tempted to overindulge at this eclectic Parisian bistro.
Cafés et Thés Verlet
Verlet offers an overwhelming selection of teas and coffee pleasing all tastes.
Canauxrama
See Paris from the water on one of these canal and river cruises.
Chai 33
Brainchild of the Buddha Bar team, Chai33 is a wonderful contemporary wine bar.
Chez Adel
A little bit of chanson francaise anyone?
Chez Carmen
An after-clubbing club-bar for when you've reached the point of no return.
Chez Janou
It's all about the warm sunny south at this informal bistro serving Provençal food and wines.
Chez Jeannette
This charmingly shabby cafe attracts a lively crowd.
Chez l’Ami Jean
Enjoy superb gourmet food in an informal atmosphere at Paris' oldest Basque restaurant.

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